The last of the sunset colors as the tide comes in at the Imperial Beach Pier.
About 40 minutes after the sun had set, the colors really started to show themselves. The part I found amusing was all of the other photographers had packed up and left for the night.
The after-sunset show at low tide.
Sunset on the rock strewn southern shores of Imperial Beach.
A pair of surfers waiting for friends who were determined to catch the final sunset wave.
The clouds looked promising towards having a great sunset but the offshore clouds decided not to cooperate. A lone surfer was making his way back to shore during a washing machine set.
The marine layer was on the horizon but I decided to head down to Imperial Beach to see if it would hold off until after sunset. The line of fog was clearly visible but held off until well after I was back on the road.
Sunset colors over the Fortunas from the shore of Lake Kumeyaay.
Late days at work sometimes come with their own bonus. Fire in the sky over the Imperial Beach pier,
Waves and water catching the sunset glow at the Imperial Beach pier.
Sun setting behind a life guard tower at Ocean Beach.
Halloween sunset over the Ocean Beach pier.
Halloween sunset over the Ocean Beach Pier.
Yesterday I decided to hang around the beach area because I thought there was a chance of some sunset colors. I watched as sunset approached and while hints were there, no real color appeared. Then things started to shift and I headed onto the beach to setup. The first bout was more oranges and pinks and when that went away I thought that was the show but then a few reds started to peek through and I ended up with this.
Sunrise in Descanso over an old Quonset barn.
The afterglow turned the overhead clouds into something from a sci-fi movie while the coast was outlined in multiple shades of orange. In the distance you can see San Diego, and at full resolution, easily make out the Coronado Bridge and Point Loma
Sunset's after party from atop the cliffs.
The San Diego skyline against a fairly impressive sunrise.
Capturing the sunset reflection was a race against the tide as it was coming in along with the colors. This was my last 'mirror' shot but definitely not the last of the color.
The colors and tide wait for no one.
The Imperial Beach pier swathed in sunset colors at low tide.
Some sand, some water and a bit of afterglow with a hint of moon. Shake well, do not stir.
The crescent moon peeking through the remaining sunset colored clouds over the Islas Coronados (Mexico). Taken almost an hour after actual sunset.
The sunsets have been questionable the last week of November but this one was definitely worth getting a little wet trying to capture it over the Imperial Beach pier.