National Geographic Photo of the Day / by Dub Sonata

My image "Under The Waves" (re-titled "Above The Clouds" by NatGeo editors) was published on the homepage of National Geographic as their "Photo of the Day" today, January 15, 2017.

This image and place is very special to me. I have been a frequent visitor to Mount Tamalpais since my very first trip from New York to Marin County in 2003. Now a Bay Area resident myself, I've spent the last 3 years living in a town called Fairfax, located at the foot of this unique mountain. Many days and nights I've explored this terrain, honing my photography skill set and building my portfolio, but most of all, enjoying moments like the one captured in this image.

This particular image was shot on an October morning just before sunrise with a Canon 5D Mark iii, on a 70-200 f/2.8 Mark ii lens at 200mm; f/14; ISO 50; 20 seconds, using a Lee Filters Big Stopper (10 stop Neutral Density filter).