It had been pouring rain all day, but I still wanted to get out just in case the clouds parted for sunset. They didn't. The rain had stopped for the most part while at the pier, and really the only thing getting wet were my feet. You don't often get to see big storms in the Santa Barbara area and this one just kept rolling in so I wanted to take advantage of whatever it had to offer. A little long exposure with a black and white process seemd to suit this composition best.