A beached boat in Inverness has been the subject of many, many, many a photographer's afternoon. If the sky and reflections off the water near the Point Reyes were right, you could expect to find quite a few folks trying to get the shot. Seems someone tried a little too hard.
Apparently a photographer working to capture the boat in a shower of sparks set it on fire.
PetaPixel has the story.
Fire Chief Jim Fox tells the Marin Independent Journal that someone had called to clear their name of the blaze, and that it's likely that no further action will be taken to identify the culprit.
"We won't investigate something when there's no evidence of a crime or actual damage," Fox says. "This was already a derelict vessel. I don't know how you can damage something that's already broken.
Here is my less destructive rendition from 2006 or 2007.