Early sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Sunsets can be hit and miss, since the quality of the light is dependent on the amount and location of the clouds. A perfectly clear sky looks boring but too many clouds and the sunset isn’t visible. Ideally, there is a moderate amount of clouds high in the sky. But many days are not ideal. The day in San Diego that this photo was taken was one such day. This photo was taken about half an hour before the sun was supposed to set. Because of the clouds low on the horizon, the sun had already disappeared by this time and minutes later all color in the sky was gone. When photographing sunrise or sunset, it is always a good idea to arrive early, because you never know if the light will be good early, late, or somewhere in between.

Sunset over the ocean in San Diego

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