A certain quiet descends on a beach after sunset, but the quiet was broken on this evening by the infectious laughter of a mother and daughter chasing each other in the waning light. My vantage point was near the Belmont Veteran’s Pier (Long Beach, California, USA). From left to right on the horizon: Island White (one of four offshore oil islands named for astronauts who died in the line of duty); cargo cranes at the Port of Long Beach; the gentle hill of Palos Verdes Peninsula with the Queen Mary just barely visible in front of it (only in enlarged view and assuming your monitor is very well calibrated); and smoke from what was reported to be a “non-emergency flaring operation” at the Conoco Phillips Refinery in Wilmington. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom at 16mm [32mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/8, 1/80 sec., ISO 200, post-sunset, handheld.)
Top 10 in “Bicolor Beaches” challenge in Bicolor Beauties group (September 2013)
Featured in Olympus and Four Thirds Group (4 November 2012)
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