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A beautiful shot taken from the shoreline of Santa Monica looking north towards the pier. The long-exposure freezes the water while blurring the clouds and giving them motion, it also creates a stunning strobe effect on the ferris wheel making for a truly gorgeous image that looks even better enlarged and framed.

Canon 5D mk III | 17-40mm F4L | Singh-ray gold-n-blue filter | 30 second exposure

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santa monica, sunset, beach, ocean, clouds, motion, freeze, california, strobe, ferris wheel, amusement park, pier

Photography has been a creative outlet in my life for a long time. I’ve been clicking the shutter ever since my father’s Praktica SLR fell into my hands nearly twenty years ago. Even as a young teen in Norwich, England, pushing my creative abilities and imagination as far as possible has always been a very personal and rewarding pursuit.

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  • DEGS14
    DEGS14about 2 years ago

    Awesome image Graham!! Fantastic colors!!!

  • Many thanks :)

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  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenabout 2 years ago

    the clarity and the aliveness is fabulous here! love it!

  • Many thanks Angelika :)

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  • supergold
    supergoldabout 2 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Merci :)

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  • Noleen  Kavanagh
    Noleen Kavanaghabout 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful image, well captured! An instance fav!

  • Thank you Noleen :)

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  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    great shot!

  • Hey Many thanks for featuring my shot, it was a fun evening out there :)

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  • Sally Kate Yeoman
    Sally Kate Yeomanabout 2 years ago

    Amazing capture! Love the ferris wheel. Congrats on your feature.

  • Many thanks Sally, love your portfolio :)

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  • RedMann
    RedMannabout 2 years ago

    beautifully done – great balance between skylight and the lights on thr wheel and pier.

  • Thank you sir!!

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  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakabout 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture! Great color, lighting, and of course that strobe effect of the ferris wheel is amazing!

  • Many thanks :)

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  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful, love the long exposure! Gorgeous colour and composition. The purple ferris wheel and its reflection on the wet sand are stunning!

  • Thanks Tracy, I love your panoramas!! good work!

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  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colors!!

  • Thank you Laurie :)

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