Perfect Shot: Tracking the Sun on Pillar Point

Words by Jennifer Townhill

Photos by Jennifer Townhill Photography

Congruent with the setting sun, the Air Force Station’s large radome encloses a 44-foot telemetry dish receiving signals from aircraft. However, the dome received special attention from Jennifer Townhill, a professional photographer from Los Altos, who captured this Perfect Shot while dining with her family on the deck outside Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay. “Luckily, I had my camera ready for the capture when I noticed the vivid red sky,” she says. “I particularly like this one because of the symmetry between the sun and the Pillar Point Tracking Station above Mavericks.” 

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