This evening, just before sunset, I walked around Embarcadero Marina Park North.
Here are some photos of the magic…
The following series of photos represents a span of time from about 45 minutes before sunset to about 10 minutes after sunset. I took these shots this evening.
I lifted my camera periodically as I sat on a bench beside Tuna Harbor, on San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero.
It was interesting to watch how the light would subtly change.
Our world’s inexorable journey through space and time gradually transformed Tuna Harbor’s fishing boats, the water and the sky, and various downtown buildings.
I took these photos as I sat working on a new short story. I’m pretty sure it will be titled Light at the Edges.
I hope the story will be finished to my satisfaction in the near future. When the words feel right, I’ll publish them here.
Balboa Park is magical at any time, but as nightfall approaches, and the last rays of golden sunlight touch buildings and trees, the magic flames, becomes even more powerful.
I got off work early today and used the extra bit of daylight to walk about the park and take photographs.
These are the best…
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It’s late in the year and I’m feeling lazy. Time to go through thousands of old photos, to see if there are any I can use!
While searching through my computer, I rediscovered a folder of photos taken from various spots on the Embarcadero around nightfall. Some of the images are fairly striking. Here they are!
When these photographs were taken, I don’t remember. During this summer, I believe.
You might recognize the Marriott Marina, the Donal Hord sculpture Morning, harbor tour ships that take on passengers near the Broadway Pier, and an aircraft carrier docked across San Diego Bay at North Island.
The sunset this evening was absolutely glorious.
I was walking along the long train platform of San Diego’s downtown Santa Fe Depot when the clouds began to really blaze. Fantastic light reflected from the windows of nearby high-rise condos and several hotels to the west. As night fell, dramatic color crowned dark palm trees.
Another golden sunset across San Diego Bay.
This evening I lingered by Tuna Harbor to drink in beauty. The sun descended to the horizon, balanced upon Point Loma for one brief, precious moment, then slipped away.
This evening after work I walked to the end of Broadway Pier.
As sunset approached, slanting rays of light seemed to crown the USS Theodore Roosevelt, now docked across San Diego Bay at North Island.