As he faced the sun he cast no shadow

A sunset photograph taken during peak summer at the Huntington Beach, California, pier. A young man kicks up dust as he walks between palm trees with beautiful twilight approaching.
As he faced the sun he cast no shadow — 14mm | f/8 | ISO 100 | EXP 1/400

As I was spending my last night sitting in Huntington Beach on a retaining wall wondering just what the hell I was going to photograph I spotted a patch of palms. Four palms. Four. Leaving my seat I made my way to said palms and tucked tightly into a crouch. I had my wide angle lens so getting close was key. As I was framing my shot I had a stroke luck: a young man strode past kicking up a cloud of dusk. Drought is the unfortunate order of the day in California and this, while certainly only beach sand, summed up the situation succinctly. I think it made for the perfect shot.





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