Top 10 Photos of 2014 #4 - On a Whim Sunset by Oliver Asis

La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA

This photo for me is an example of when you know what to look for in the weather and what happens when you go with your gut.  When I get off work, one of the first things I do is look up at the sky and see what the clouds look like.  I preferably look towards the west because I can check to see if the clouds are on the horizon or not.  And that’s important because it will determine if we will have a brilliant sunset of a dual one.

On the day of this photo, it look promising and based on the previous sunsets and on my previous experience I decided to make a run for the beach.  I decided that La Jolla Shores would be perfect because it was easy to get to and on my way home.  Plus it is a beautiful beach.

Rushing to the beach, I kept looking at the clouds and the clouds started to change color.  And when I arrived the colors have started to intensified.  So I took a couple of shots from the street and then notice the low tide.

The low tide conditions left the surfline, pretty reflective and I headed down to the beach.  And just then a surfer was coming from surfing and I snapped a few photos and the result is the photo that you see.