We rented a place on the beach a few weeks ago for my son-in-law’s and daughter's graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.At the same time the horrible fires were continuing to rage in Southern California. One of the fires was in Santa Barbara. On the morning of 12/10, the light started to change dramatically. By mid morning a huge smoke cloud covered the whole area. There was no smell or change in air quality at ground level. It was as if a big lid was covering us. It made for some of the strangest light I’ve made images in. The water reflected a golden color. These are a few images from that morning.