It’s always different (3 photos)

Sunday evening walk with Toni at Seaside Beach. When storms grace Southern California with their visit and (ideally) some precipitation there’s always the promise of a good sunset. Sometimes mother nature delivers, sometimes she doesn’t.

I’m not complaining. We had more rain today (Monday), which is more important than pretty, “picture perfect” sunsets – two days of gentle rain are probably ideal to gently prime the soil and limit erosion when (hopefully much more) winter rains come…

And with regards to the tide pools at Tabletop Reef, they’re resurfacing thankfully, about a foot or more of sand that covered the rocks has been washed away. The tide was receding and as I waited for sunset more of the structures became visible and accessible.

I do have the feeling that I make better photos at this spot in the absence of a sunset, when an entirely overcast sky helps to control the contrast range. Sunsets are more tricky as one needs to find a good balance to render the water nicely and at the same time preserve details in the highlights. In that regard, I’m pleased with how these three photos turned out:

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