There's a term in tv, film and photography called the 'golden hour' or the 'magic hour' - the last hour or sunlight before sunset that creates warm glows and long shadows for the very best shots of anything outdoors. Inevitably on any film shoot, you find yourself fighting the sun to get in the shots you need during that period before the sun gets too low. Some of these shots were in that magic hour during the bus ride home from San Jose a few weeks ago, others are from other points earlier during the day when we just seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. I guess at any time of day, it is the Golden State, after all.
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