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Red Glow over Hermosa Beach, 12/7/20

Hermosa Beach

An amazing red streak in the sky behind Hermosa Beach at 6:30 a.m. on 12/7/2020. By Jefferson Graham for the Photowalks series

From the “We Get Up Early, So You Don’t Have To,” series, pre-dawn in Hermosa Beach on 12/7/2020 at 6:37 a.m.

As I was approaching 28th Street, I saw the red glow, which had been faint a few minutes earlier, start to get brighter and brighter, so I dashed over to the lifeguard tower and tried the shot from every angle.

Another angle on the red sky behind Hermosa Beach on 12/7/2020, this time with Palos Verdes more visible. 

What the red streak looked like 13 minutes earlier, at 6:24, when I was in Manhattan Beach, on 1st Street, near the border of Hermosa and Manhattan. You can see how the streak got brighter as I got closer to Hermosa.

Stop me if you’ve heard me say this too many times, but the early colors of the morning are one amazing spectacle to witness. You never know when or where they will appear, or how long they’ll stick around, but they sure are worth waking up early for.

That amazing morning sky! 12/7/20 6:37 am #Photowalks — Jefferson Graham (@jeffersongraham) December 7, 2020

As I write this on 12/7, the last few days have had some great colors out there (sunrise is at 6:45 a.m.) so it’s definitely worth your while to go check them out.

These images were all shot on the Apple iPhone 12 Pro and lightly edited in the Apple Photos app, to boost the blacks. Have you caught my video on how to shoot sunsets with the iPhone 12 Pro, and enhance them in the Adobe Lightroom Mobile app? Please be my guest and take a look!

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