I've got some distinct memories of capturing this shot. This was back in June of 2020, amid all of the COVID-19 precautions that Vancouver was taking. During these precautions, I curbed (no pun intended) my usage of the local car-share service, which I typically use to get to a location to shoot. So, the bus was my best option, and the closest park to me is Stanley Park.
As I was on foot, it meant some long walks around the park, finding side paths and exploring other routes. The west side of the seawall is a bit of a different thing in this situation, as usually, one would drive around on Stanley Park Road, and get a parking spot close to the west side, and take a short walk down to the seawall. During COVID, however, the main Stanley Park road was closed to traffic, and the bus loop is at least a 30 min walk away.
So, despite all this, I decided to take a wander around the seawall, heedless of the incoming storm clouds. By the time I managed to get into position for this shot, the rain was dumping down. I was able to be sufficiently sheltered to get this 5 minute exposure, but the walk back to the bus loop afterwards left me wetter than I had been in ages.