I happened to be in the Santa Monica area around the golden hour and I intended to take long exposure photos of the pier around dusk or early evening hour and I took this shot of the sun just about to set behind the Santa Monica mountains.

Sort of off topic but there are two kinds of people. The ones that love sunsets and the ones that love sunrises. You’ll always get a different answer when you ask someone which they prefer but me? I enjoy watching the sunrise. When we sleep or go to rest at night, those are the hours we are most vulnerable. Unguarded…anything can happen. So when you wake and see the sunrise, one can take comfort in knowing that they survived another night and are able to face another day.

Of course that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy sunsets :)


sunset, beach, landscape, pier, santa monica, golden hour, canon eos 7d, 50mm 1 4


  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 4 years ago

    so lovely capture, great work, lovely done

  • thank you!

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