I’m sure this father and son will have memories for a lifetime of watching the sunset over the ocean. Read on to find out the whole story!
About a week and a half ago I was out in CA. My wife had to go for a couple of days of work, so I went along and we spent about a week out there. One of the days she was working I went down to Newport Beach to take pictures of the sunset over the ocean. Being from the east coast, we don’t get to see the sunset over the ocean much! Sunrise over the water, not a problem here.
I got down to the beach about two hours before sunset so I could walk around and take pictures. While I was there I got to see lots of seagulls:
and pelicans diving fishing into the water:
Out on the pier there were lots of fisherman throwing in their line. Many had multiple hooks on a single line and would come back with a number of fish attached each time!
And of course there were other photographers there as well:
waiting for the sunset to happen:
While walking around I was shooting with my Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM UD Telephoto Zoom Lens and didn’t have my tripod with me. So before the sunset got close I walked back to the car to get it. While walking back to the car I saw the father and son playing around the lifeguard tower. I knew I wanted to include the lifeguard tower in a shot of the sunset, so after getting my tripod and headed back to the spot. When I got back the father and son were gone, or at least I thought they were gone! Then I noticed the legs hanging down from the tower. I knew the silhouette of their legs hanging down watching the sunset would really make the image, so I quickly setup and got into the position I wanted. All it took then was waiting for the sun to reach the right spot:
Equipment used for these photos:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens
Benro A2691T Travel Angel Tripod w/ B1 Ballhead