I wonder how stunned people felt centuries ago as they reached the Pacific Coast and beheld the ocean. Who could not wonder what might lie beyond the horizon? What lands, what people? For that matter, what monsters?
A great sunset can prove hard to find in San Francisco. Sometimes you see only a cloudless sky, big deal, not much of interest there. Sometimes you don’t see anything: Clouds, fog, rain, sometimes all of the above. I sometimes have to wait months for both an adequate weekend sunset and free time on my schedule.
I can wait; a Pacific Coast sunset combines peacefulness and beauty as can nothing else. Even when the wind comes in loud and hard.
This is an edited version of a picture published in an earlier blogpost; with only adjustments using the basic tools in iPhoto, I discovered that the shadows and bright spots could be reduced, revealing more detail in the scene. This version also feels more true to life as I recall, although vision, cameras and memories are tricky little beasties.
Vonn Scott Bair