Rum runner’s cave in Sunset Cliffs. The photo is taken at sunset and light is streaming into the cave an illuminate the cave walls.

Smuggler's Sunset | Rum Runner's Cave, Sunset Cliffs

Entrance of the Rum Runner’s cave in Sunset Cliffs with sunlight streaming in and painting the inside of the cave with an incredible warm light.

The Story Behind the Photo

I went to this cave with some friends to try and catch the sunset. As soon as I entered, I saw this beautiful warm light streaming inside and painting the cave walls. Torn between the desire to explore the rest of the cave and photographing the scene. Well photography won out.

This is the Smuggler's or Rum Runner's cave located in Sunset Cliffs. Rumor has it that the cave was used to bring in alcohol and guns from Mexico during the prohibition era. Inside, there are a number of stairs and there is a tunnel that dead ends (previously led to a house that is now gone). Although the cave is very well hidden, you've probably been close to it if you've visited Sunset Cliffs.

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This photograph is available in a limited edition of 50 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed on the front and come with a certificate of authenticity. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Acrylic Print with a Float Mount — Ready to Hang

Trulife Acrylic Fine Art Print

This is a pigment print where the front has been directly adhered to a sheet of ultra clear, scratch resistant, and anti-reflective acrylic. 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 visual 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 floats the print off the wall.

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Archival Pigment Print

Archival Pigment Print on Fine Art Paper

This is an archival pigment print made with a heavyweight fine art paper. This is a print only, shipped rolled in a robust protective tube.

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