The sunrise aligned with the streets in Downtown San Diego by the Civic Center Plaza. This Henge effect occurs twice a year.

Into the Sun | Civic Center Plaza, San Diego

Twice a year the sunrise lines up with the street grid downtown which runs east-west. The date corresponds to the equinox when the length of the day and night are equal. They mark the beginning of the spring (vernal equinox) and fall seasons (autumnal equinox).

I had been planning this shot during the spring equinox for a few years but had always missed it due to either there being too much cloud cover on the horizon or hosting visitors and being unable to get away. I cannot shoot during the fall equinox because I always travel to visit my family in Canada. So this time when I woke up, and I saw there were finally clear skies I was so excited for the opportunity to get this shot that I've been chasing for some time.

About the Prints

Edition of 50. Available in the following sizes:

24 x 36 inches

30 x 45 inches

40 x 60 inches

Medium: Archival pigment print with acrylic facemount


This is a pigment print where the front has been directly mounted with an adhesive to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally resulting in a display with incredible visual depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to be back illuminated with the light emanating from the image itself. The print comes ready to hang with a hidden mount on the back that floats the print off the wall.

Please allow 4-5 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please contact me for international rates.

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