The day was mostly overcast due to the marine layer that covered the moneterey peninsula for most of the day. However, I decided to wait it out on the tee of the 7th hole at Pebble Beach hoping for a glimpse of the sun before it set. I knew that if the sun were to come out, even for a moment I could capture some dramatic shots of this iconic short par 3 hole. As sunset approached I noticed a small break in the clouds near the horizon. And, as luck would have it, I got my wish. Just before setting the sun came out for just a few minutes, which is all I need to capture a few shots with the dramatic light and cloud formations you see. This shot also appeared on the cover of the 2010 US Open magazine.