Sunset at Sutro Baths
San Francisco, California
Willie has wanted to photograph this small cove at Sutro Baths for quite some time now. In November the conditions finally lined up: the location of the sun, the surf and tide, and the clouds! Escaype was predicting a beautiful sunset in San Francisco so we left work early and drove up to the city.
Traffic was much lighter than we expected and we arrived at Sutro well before sunset. As we waited we watched the clouds start to thin. It meant that we’d have to go a bit tighter on the compositions since the clouds no longer covered the full extent of the sky. When the sun finally did set, the remaining clouds lit up beautifully.
I loved watch the waves as they crashed against the rocks and created various patterns and lines in the water. I experimented with various shutter speeds, trying to capture the moving water as it broke against the rocks and then back out to sea. Quite a sunset!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8:
14mm, f/11, 1/6 sec, ISO 100
From Coastal California