About a week ago, I made two trips to a local hilltop viewpoint, overlooking Lake Hodges, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, and Mount Woodson. I spent about an hour there each time, watching the predawn glow of blue hour turn to gold and finally for the sun to rise. Both days provided a layer of high clouds that caught the glow and reflected in the lake and landscape. On my first trip, I was with another photographer friend, Alexander Kunz, who also got some great photos and posted here: Del Dios Highlands Dawn.
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To see more photos from this morning and the previous one click here.
On previous visits, there were low clouds on the lake and in the valley below. I was able to climb above the clouds to the lookout. You can view other posts from this location here; Sunrise at Del Dios Highlands (2019) and Sage and Sunrise (2020).
6 thoughts on “Del Dios Dawn”
Wow! These are gorgeous!
Thank you. Yes, my favorites so far this year.
A nice set. I’m particularly fond of the third one – the color in the lake is great! The way the foreground rocks mimic the lake a little bit in the fourth one is a nice touch, and the vertical comp of the last one is really nice as well — to bad the sun will rise in a different spot in the summer when that sage is in bloom…
Thanks for your comments. Yes, the alignment of the sun with Mt. Woodson and the lake is great right now. I wonder if the full or moon will line up at some time.
Really like the time line of your photos!
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Thanks. We were there well before the sun actually rose.