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2sec f2.8 ISO8000While I was shooting the stars on the beach, a wedding party was going on up at All Smiles Sorrento Ocean Beach. Late in the night a large group came down to the beach and launched a series of paper lanterns out into the ocean. The scene was just perfect and I quickly grabbed my camera and tripod, guessed the settings and started taking pics. It was so dark there in person that I'm not even sure they saw me take the pics! After I'd spent about 10 minutes getting photos, as they were finishing up, I took my camera over and asked the guests who I could speak to about the photos.Soon I was surrounded by excited and slightly tipsy people who all loved seeing the shots on the back of the camera. The bride even gave me a hug and kiss! I left my business card with the best man and told them to get in touch with me for copies.The lesson of this story is always be ready to quickly change gears to take advantage of great photo opportunities that appear when you least expect them! That, and always keep some business cards on hand :)

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