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

The sun is perfectly aligned and rises between the buildings in downtown San Diego on the equinox. A lone person walks through the Civic Center Plaza toward the sunrise.

The Story Behind the Photo

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

This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Museum Quality Print

Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Paper

This is a photographic print made on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag which is a heavyweight (310 gsm) and 100% cotton paper. The image is printed using pigment inks with outstanding archival properties. All images are printed at the listed size on paper that is slightly larger resulting in an additional border. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.


Acrylic Fine Art Print with a Float Mount — Ready to Hang

Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a photographic print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of TruLife acrylic which is an ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective glazing. This process is known as face mounting. The acrylic captures light internally and bounces it off the surface of the print resulting in a display with incredible depth and vibrancy. With proper lighting, the acrylic print will appear to have light emanating from the image itself. The back of the print is sealed with another layer of protective acrylic.

The print comes ready to hang with hidden mounting hardware on the back that makes the print appear as if it is floating in front of the wall. No additional framing is needed. Choose this medium for a modern and minimalist presentation.

Print is signed and numbered on verso (back).

Please allow 4-6 weeks for production and delivery of your print. The prices include U.S. shipping, please inquire for international rates.


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