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This shot is from a bluff overlooking an excellent surfing spot. It's at night during an unusually high red tide, which creates blue bioluminescent waves at night. The waves are great to watch: they look like electric sparks when they break. The blue light is emitted by dead phytoplankton under impact, so it is also neat to stomp on the wet sand and see it make a blue flash.

The exposure time on this photo is 16", which also nicely captured the night lights of La Jolla and Del Mar.

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