Yesterday, I was on my way home from Costco, driving along Mission Bay. The sun had just set and there were no clouds to give a dramatic sunset. I had seen this before I had left home, so I left my camera at home. Instead, there was no wind and the water was like glass on Mission Bay, reflecting the orange glow of the sunset with palm trees all around as accents. It would have been simplicity itself to have pulled over and snapped a few shots.
I'm thinking of getting an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera that I'll keep in my glove box for occasions just like this.
Update: If you want to see a photo done right, check this one out. It looks like the mountain is leaning into the wind.