This was taken on an evening when the weather wasn’t cooperating (anyone who goes out to photograph landscapes knows how frustrating the weather can be in that regard.) On this trip the sky had been annoyingly free of clouds during sunset time, except for this one night, when for whatever reason they’d roped off the road that lets you drive down to the end of the island (which isn’t really an island). I didn’t feel like walking all the way, so tried to make the best of it along the shoreline by the parking area.
What I liked about this shot was the clouds and rocks. It would have looked better with bigger waves, but I didn’t want to quite get that Photoshop happy. What’s always interesting is the framing of a photo… in this case, you can’t tell how busy the place was. There were people all over the place that evening, half of them chatting on their phones. An important skill for photographers is timing and patience. Ok, that’s two. But they both help.
Exposure: 1/200 seconds
Focal Length: 17mm