If there's one thing that we San Diegans are good at, it's following directions.
Technical info: Shot with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G lens, in aperture priority exposure mode (matrix metering). Aperture f/1.4, shutter 1/200 sec (+0 EV), ISO 200. Post-processing in Aperture 3: cropped to 4x5; curves for contrast.
Thoughts for improvement: Probably should have taken this one at f/8 for deeper depth of field.