This photo, I call “Californian Diplomacy.”
I took it about an hour outside of San Francisco, right before dusk, on a beach with my friends. It was during an event they host each year called a “Surf Rodeo,” where they dress and act like animals and have a surf competition on a beach where horses roam. (Only in California….people.)
I think it expresses so much of the myth of California in one shot. And it was not staged. I just happened to have a camera in hand when this all happened.