Players run onto the field during opening day festivities for Costa Mesa Pop Warner Football at Jim Scott Stadium on Saturday.
"You can't stand there," the woman said as I tried to set up a shot of football players bursting from a tunnel on to the field at Jim Scott Stadium.
OK, I'll try over here. "You can't stand there either," someone else said.
OK, how about here? Bad light, bad angle but no objections. And just as the kids start out of the tunnel, the fog machine kicks in to create this weird, backlit, mysterious-looking picture.
Dumb luck saves the day again but as it turned out, it made a nice image.