This image was the leading photograph for the West Marine 2013 calendar, which was published and distributed nation-wide to all West Marine customers. I had actually been interested in getting a photo the opposite direction, then happened to glance behind me, and was stunned by this gorgeous sunrise.
Another early morning sunrise, with wonderful golden light. We loved going to this specific marina because it had such a nice natural environment. There were lots of big trees, clean water, and tons of critters to observe – both above and below the water. The only downside was the lengthy commute… on days with bad traffic, it could take us as long as four hours to reach it, which was a huge downside to having our boat there.