This shot felt almost like redemption for me. It’s been a while since seeing such a great sunset. This past week there have been several stunning sunsets but I was stuck at work for all occasions. A week ago, I was at this beach when the clouds decided to thicken at the last minute and ruin the show. For a while it seemed like today might be the same case as the clouds seemed to thicken to a mostly cloudy state. Again my primary shot was trying to capture wave action with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Fortunately as the sun lowered itself near the horizon the clouds broke for a sliver of opening enough to let the sun shine through. This sliver was all that was needed for this light show. Though the colors towards the north (GGB) never really materialized I did enjoy a spectacular sunset towards the west. My plan B was to use the foreground rocks and go wide to capture the retreating wave action. The waves sweeping behind the rocks looked like it was creating raceway tracks. The colors last only a few minutes and disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared.
This shot capped off an excellent weekend. It was filled with great company, great food, and lastly an epic sunset.
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 17-40mm f/4L
Singh-Ray 0.9 reverse ND grad filter