If this isn't a bald-faced advertisement for Astoria, I don't know what is. I love the rain, the low clouds and mist over the river, the sun breaks, all of it. But a glorious sunset like this is one of the prize moments. I was particularly taken by the way the sun lights up the one building between the two masses of silhouetted waterfront ambience. The building on the left is where the river pilots get a bit of sleep before the eight- to twelve-hour trip back upriver to Portland. The buildings on the right also belong to the pilots, and the small roof on stilts at the far right of the dark buildings is the covered end of a public pier known as the Waterfront Park, where you can watch the river traffic, the clouds, the gulls, and whatever else is going on out there. you can just see one of the towers of the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the background. More on all of that later. What a peaceful way to end a day filled with technical "challenges"!
Sometimes it takes dark to accentuate the light, and they're both beautiful here. (Today's ShutterDay Challenge = Dark.) Where is your favorite place to watch the sun set?