An approaching storm produced large clouds all day. I patiently waited for the sunset to arrive. As the sun descended over the Pacific, a large cloud formation overtook the setting sun. To my dismay, the sunset would be very pedestrian. I snapped a few shots hoping for the best.
With no hope of a spectacular sunset, I turned towards the city an began to go home. I was surprised to see the moon rise above a cloud bank just over the hilltop. What a spectacular sight indeed. I took way too many shots but all were great. It was hard to pick one.
I took many photos of the rising moon and was pleased to have this bonus to balance an unremarkable sunset. I always mark the phases of the moon but tonight I did not give it a second thought. It caught me off guard and it was a pleasant surprise.
Misguided by the 405
8 years ago