Waves crashing onto the beach at Golden Gate Bridge.
For the whole day, the sun was behind the clouds with sporadic drizzling until early evening. Wanting to push my luck, I set up at this spot and waited. As the sun slowly drifted near the horizon, the clouds suddenly parted at the right instant and the sun burst out its intense golden rays from behind, only to disappear again a few moments later.
This entire day was cloudy with the sun totally obscured all the way towards early evening. Originally I had planned to capture the sunset at two different locations. I was shooting the sunset at another location 5 km away from this spot and as the clouds only cleared at the last minute, it was very close to last light when I left. After that, I immediately jumped into the car and rushed to this second location. To my dismay, once I had set up my equipment, the sun had already gone down and the alpenglow on the mountains had disappeared.
Determined to stay put in the growing darkness, I prepared for anything that might happen. Very fortunately, after the sun had set entirely over the mountains, we were greeted with a brilliant display of orange and pink hues against the evening sky, which became more intense by the minute. I managed a few quick captures before the performance was over as fast as it had started.
Love the warm light from the setting sun on Sakurajima and the city buildings.
Weizhong Deng is a professional travel photographer based mainly in Japan and Singapore, and is constantly seeking the most inspirational destinations and sharing beauty from all over the world.
His work has brought him to breathtaking destinations such as the glaciers of Alaska, off-beaten spots in Japan, desolate temples of Bhutan, and mountains of rural China. He was also recently invited by the Kagoshima prefectural government in Japan to hold a solo travel photography showcase.
Known for his beautiful and dramatic compositions, Weizhong has also garnered awards from competitions worldwide and has published work in various publications and websites.