Why this image? I know it’s not the most exciting. My wife even said “It’s OK, I just feel like I’ve seen it before!” But for me it was a breakthrough, of sorts. We were in Encinitas for a few days for my niece’s high school graduation. I decided to take the day off from family and explore. This was not the ideal spot to take photos- no interesting foreground, no pier- but you work with what you’ve got. So I parked myself there and set up the tripod and camera. I waited almost two hours for the sunset. That’s when I noticed the fog bank across the horizon. When the sun first dipped behind it, there was nothing to see. I almost packed everything up and left. But I remembered one of the many blog posts I read stating you never know what the weather will do. So I sat some more. And waited. And at the last minute, the setting sun peeked through the fog, and as quickly disappeared below the horizon. The epiphany?
“It ain’t over till the fat lady sings!”– (attributed to both sportscaster Dan Cook and sports journalist Ralph Carpenter)
Oh, and the challenge for this week? Well, we’re between day and night in this shot. (I know, It’s a stretch!)