Sunset, Sutro Baths

I had low expectations for this sunset last weekend. A friend had invited me to meet up that morning but the cloud cover was thick and the wind was blowing vigorously along the coast. I went to the beach with the intentions of hanging out and catching up more than shooting, but miraculously, the clouds began to clear just as the sun began to near the horizon. 

Photo: "Sutro Baths and Cliff House"

On this particular night in March, +Tran Mai and I decided to grab dinner before shooting Sutro Baths for sunset. Dinner lasted longer than expected and we arrived here with about 15 minutes to spare. As soon as the sun went down, we were joined by +Hillary Fox, who was in town. I opened the shutter while we were talking and watching the waves. 

Photo: "Place of Peace"

I grew up in Southern California and until I turned 21 and moved to San Francisco, I never lived more than a mile from the beach, where I spent many nights and weekends. Sometimes I was with friends, sometimes I'd go for a swim on a hot night, sometimes I read a book, and sometimes I'd sit and watching the waves, reflecting about something going on in my life.

The beach has always been my place of peace.