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Classic Southern California

Imperial Beach, California

Walking up and down the shoreline looking for the best way to represent this beautiful pier, I was drawn to the patterns in the middle. If you moved a little to the left or right the patterns would get lost. After a good 2 hours the tripod was in place buried 2 inches in the sand to illuminate any camera movement. There is a moment right before or right after the sun sinks where the colors are most vibrant, in this case minutes before the sun dipped into the ocean. There are so many little things I’m drawn to in “Classic Southern California”. It could easily be mistaken as a painting, the patterns within the pier, fisherman on top, the pattern in the sun caused by pillars and the yellow reflection in the foreground on the smooth Pacific Ocean. Photo © copyright by Scott Papek.

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