The warm, clear weather propelled me north yesterday afternoon to take a look at Rincon Point. It’s a spot on the Ventura-Santa Barbara county line that’s well known to surfers. It’s well known to me as well. I’ve passed by it several thousand times. Yet, I never stopped.
Yesterday was different. I timed it to get there just before the sun went down, hoping I could silhouette the surfers against a huge orange sphere sinking into the Pacific.
The surf was there. The surfers were there. But alas, the sun had its own ideas.
I was surprised when I got home to review the shots. A few of them were far better than I expected they would be. They were far better than they’d looked in the viewfinder, and better than they’d looked in the LCD. They caught the motion, at least, and maybe a little bit of the mood.