Finally, Some Sun
It's been raining a lot lately. And the forecast is for more rain. So when the sun was shining today, I decided to head to the beach this afternoon. I was planning on meeting some friends at the movie theater for the 7:30 show, so I drove downtown late in the afternoon.
I thought I'd miss rush-hour traffic because, I reasoned, I'd be going in the opposite direction. Fact is...I didn't miss it. But I made it to the beach in plenty of time.
Two weddings were taking place on Magic Island. I just happened to be standing near this one. The outrigger poking into the groom's back is not acceptable, but when you're being a voyeur and trying to be inconspicuous, you've got to get the shot without being too fussy.
As I was getting ready to walk back to my car, I turned around and saw the sun setting. It was one of those times when the sun looked three times larger than it normally does. I started running to get a better vantage point, but by the time the sun is that close to the horizon, you either take the shot, or you miss it--the sun disappears in just a few seconds. And the extra complication was that there was a bank of clouds right at the horizon. Two happy accidents though: the sky didn't look that golden--the camera did it's magic, and the sailboat floated by at just the right time.
By the way, the movie I saw was "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader". Take my advice and go see it. It was spectacular!!