Across San Francisco Bay (last night's sunset - Monday - 02 March)
...and then there's just plain old luck...
I was running some chores in The East Bay yesterday. It was a very rainy day. Around 2 PM - I was about to start back to San Francisco when the sun started finding holes in the clouds. So I headed east instead - wanting to try some images at Crockett. I got some good images - a few of them will likely appear here sometime soon.
By 4 PM - the rains returned and the sky was dark in every direction. Photo time was over.
I grabbed a quick bite to eat and started for home. It was raining as I drove through Berkeley, less than 5 km (3 miles) from The Bay Bridge. As I approached the turn that would take me onto the bridge - the sun began appearing out of the clouds. I immediately exited the freeway and pulled into a small park along the bay shore. I didn't bother to park the car.
I ran to the back and opened my camera case. Check the ISO, manual focus, light balance, image stabilizer setting. I ran to the shoreline - leaving both car doors wide open and began shooting. It was over in a minute - and this was the result.
As I started back to the car - an Asian couple in their mid-thirties were sitting in a car looking at me. The man behind the wheel called across the woman to me, "Did you get it?" - he was grinning.
"Oh yes - I got it alright," I found myself saying. They both smiled broadly as I continued, "...wasn't it beautiful?"
"Yes it was," she agreed, "very beautiful."
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