Photographer David Orias shoots waves with the best dawn or dusk light relying on slow shutter speeds to captured these amazing images all along the California coast. Loving the colors he’s able to capture. See below his says about these shots.
I often use the camera to see our world in ways our eyes cannot see. I do this by using long shutter speeds and camera motion to achieve this goal. I am often asked where the colors on my waves come from. I shoot mostly at dawn and the geography of the location allows higher ambient light levels before the full illumination by the sun. Colors are created by different weather conditions, amount of clouds or even smoke in the air from local wildfires which are often prevalent.