After a long day travelling up and down various beaches on the San Diego coast I was tired out and ready to hit the road home. It had been a day of mixed success…I’d spent some nice time in the sun and gotten some interesting shots but I had sores on my feet from my new sandals and I’d failed to find the Salsa event on the beach that I was hoping to get to. It turns out that without google maps on my phone I’m pretty rubbish with directions; even though I had satnav in my car! While the parties on the beach were just kicking off, I’d washed my feet and tripod and was shuffling back to my car when I saw the light from the pier shining on the waves lapping up over these rocks. A part of me, already feeling defeated, wanted to just mope on home but I made myself head back onto the beach and shoot this scene.