Fire Sunset


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San Diego is burning up.  Literally.  Unusual wildfires are spreading across the county causing millions of dollars in damage, destroying homes and businesses, and causing thousands to evacuate.  It’s a very unusual pattern as the traditional fire season doesn’t start until much later in the year but strong Santa Ana winds and a biblical drought have created conditions for a perfect firestorm.  At Kongo’s house yesterday it was 105.

One thing about the fires.  They do help make unusually beautiful sunsets.  Last evening the monkey visited La Jolla to capture a fiery sunset that was enhanced by the smoke in the air.

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While waiting for the light, Kongo watched a group of skim boarders playing in the surf on the beach below him.  It looked to be a great way to cool off!

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There was also a wedding going on at a little grassy overlook above the beach not far from the bench Kongo had taken over.  It was a beautiful setting, the bride was lovely (all brides are lovely) and the group seemed to be having a good time.  Then the wedding photographers went into action.  Kongo did a recent blog post about wedding photographers in San Diego so he watched this guy keenly.  With all the beautiful scenery draped across the ocean front in La Jolla, Kongo was astonished to see the photographer line the wedding party up against a bleak looking stone wall with the late afternoon sun shining directly in their eyes.  I mean, really?  What was he thinking?  Now the wedding album is going to have a bunch of folks with their eyes closed or squinting.  Even the monkey could have done better than this!  Is this a wedding shot you would take?

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Hopefully the fires abate soon.

Travel safe.  Have fun.

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