Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument

Point Loma Lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument

Tonight I commited the cardinal sin for a landscape photographer... I packed up my stuff and left my spot before the sunset finished.

I had gone to the lighthouse at Point Loma to catch the sunset. I wasn't expecting much as it was very overcast and I was going more to get outside as opposed me thinking there was any real photo opportunity. I walked around a bunch and then I setup my camera. The skies weren't great, mostly blah with a tiny touch of color. As it started to get near 5pm (closing time), I thought the sky had already peaked so I packed up my stuff and walked back to the car. Big mistake.

Halfway back, I turned around and saw that the skies had lit up. So I ran back to my spot and rushed to recompose and refocus. Luckily for me, the rangers weren't kicking people out so I had about two minutes to shoot the sky.