Well, obviously, all sunsets are completely different… that is what is so cool about them. But I did drive to a new spot to take that photo.
It started, as so many things do, with a plan… and like most of my plans, it did not go off as planned. I had this idea of driving up to my old elementary school, to take photos of the sunset. And I brought my tripod, the one I found at a rummage sale for four dollars.
My plan was to wait until after dark, and then take pictures of San Francisco using the tripod to hold the camera steady, so we didn’t end up with those bouncing light photos I tend to get, once it is dark, and the camera shutter takes longer to close.
And I did get some good shots of the Golden Gate and the city.
But the thing is… hello, thing, it’s been a while… that, no matter where I moved, there were trees in the way of the sunset. I know, I took good pictures of the sunset from the same place at Christmas. I guess the sun moved.
I had to choose between getting my pictures of the lights in San Francisco, or taking some sunset pictures.
But it looked like a nice sunset… what I could see of it… so… I panicked.
And I drove over to where my junior high school used to be… and I pretty much missed most of the sunset anyway.