Just so you know where I've been and what I've been working on, I'll try to post a few pictures and do some small bit of writing to put things in context.
These shots were taken out at Huntington Beach because the city decided to remove a bunch of the fire pits that line the beach.
I was working with Suzie Suh that night and I'll be honest. I didn't think we were going to find anybody out using the fire pits. The weather forecast was calling for rain, plus it's winter. Who in their right mind heads down to the beach in the rain in the cold of winter?
No people? That would have made the story a bit more difficult to cover.
As you can see from the previous pictures, there were people out making fires.
The rain didn't hit as hard as I thought it might, but I did get caught by a light sprinkle.
The rain chased away most of the bon fire bugs. We were left with drunken young people who might not have been old enough to be out drinking.
At least they stayed close to their fire and pretty much ignored us.
I'm kind of glad we were out doing this story now and that it wasn't a warm summer night. I'm pretty sure we would have gotten more attention if that were the case.
It was too cold and wet to screw with the media.