La Jolla, California……. Southern California has some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen, and this concrete pier provided an almost magical contrast for my shot. My first day of shooting there were no clouds making my shots dull and lifeless, and this lasted for 3 days, but then a storm rolled in. I had a choice, pack it up and head home or see what shots i could get in the rain. I decided to go out and shoot late in the day which provided some very moody shots (see “Solitude”). But as time passed and the storm kept up, I started to think I was going to have to plan another trip to capture the shot I wanted. But then just before sunset the clouds parted for a brief moment letting the sun break through, I quickly fired off a few shots, and captured this image just before the light was gone.