What Makes a Good Sunset in San Diego

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in photography


A good sunset is a perfect collaboration between clouds, sun and earth.  What makes a good sunset?

There is no formula

Its hard to actually put into a formula but I believe the best sunsets are a combination of high clouds above, minimal cloud cover on the horizon and warm weather.  If there are low clouds on the horizon the sun will be obscured and if there are no clouds in the sky, the sunsets will be boring.

They come about every 45 days

Perfect sunsets in San Diego come about every 45 days.  Most perfect sunsets occur in October during late Santa Ana conditions.

Its hard to predict a  perfect sunset but if you see a lot of flowy or stretchy high clouds directly above about 1 hour before sunset you are bound to have a pretty good one.

Keep Trying

Tonight was close, but not exactly on.  There was lots of clouds overhead but by sunset they had mostly blown away.  I’ll keep looking for that perfect sunset.

Photos of Librarians

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 in photography

I was up in Oakland last week taken photos of the California Librarians Association at the annual conference for my friends, Chris and Vanessa.

This is my other friend Stephan who I caught in this very candid shot.  He was so surprised.


Autumn in Toronto

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in photography

We had a great trip to Toronto, Tu and I.  Last year we visited Montreal in September and this year Toronto in November.  Canada has some of the most beautiful falls you can ever see.

Toronto was amazing and we got lots of nice pictures.


La Jolla Surfer Proves Why It’s Awesome to Live in La Jolla (and surf)

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 in photography

La Jolla Surfer heading to shore after a sunset surf.