Del Dios Dawn

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.

Please click on the images to see a larger version.

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

  1. 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…


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