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7 October 2019

Quite a few sunsets can go by here undetected beyond the fog but as summer yields to autumn and the clouds appear, the drama returns. We had to wait until 7 p.m. last night for the sun to light up the bottom of the big clouds that had threatened to obscure the show.

Sunday Sunset. Nikon D300 with 18-200mm Nikkor at 46mm and f5.6, 1.15 second and ISO 250.

But the sun managed to burn them a bright red while lighting the horizon a brilliant orange. And well above the thick clouds, a bit of blue remained before fading into purple and finally into the blackness that reveals the stars.

It was hard to stop shooting. Each moment the colors would deepen, the shapes show their volume more distinctly. We had to look away a moment to break the spell.

Hot as it was yesterday, it seems hotter today and we've just passed the noon hour. We can't imagine what tonight will bring as the sun sets beyond the Pacific Ocean's horizon.

It could be a spectacular show again. Or it could be the fog, rolling in softly to reassure us that things are just as obscure as they have always been.

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