Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Sun Sets on 2008

I heard someone say that no one will remember 2008 fondly. Not me, I found it to be a pleasant and profitable year. I hope you did to.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Light Posts and Palm Trees

There is nothing like high clouds at sunset. These high wispy ones always make for a startling red evenings. This one is at the northern edge of Hermosa Beach.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Slightest Sliver

This is the smallest sliver of a moon I have ever seen. With two stars just above the moon, it made for a great sunset.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Long Evening at the Pier

This evening I stayed at the beach long after sunset and capture the shot about a half hour after sunset. I like the contrast of colors in the scene

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sailboats At Sunset

Today I found two sailboats sailing southward as the sun was setting.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cresent Over LA

This shot was taken about a half hour after sunset with a double expoused effect thrown in. This angle comes from the seaside cliffs at Palos Verdes looking towards LA. You can see the lighted skyscrappers if you look hard enough in the lower right.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Romance by the Sea

I found this couple watching the last glimpse of sunset and overlooking the sea. Romance was in the air this eveining.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Half Dozen Palms

This evening I travelled to Palos Verdes to get a different view of the sunset. I found these palm trees made a nice subject to offset the sun.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday's End

A lot photographers met on the beach waiting for this sunset. The clouds started to separate before sunset and the masses came.
It was such a spectacular sunset, many stayed up to a half hour afterwards taking shot after shot. I must admit I was one.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Manhattan Beach Pier at Dusk

High clouds settled in at sunset and made for a nice show shortly after dusk.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Girl in the Surf

Not much of a sunset this evening. Disappointing in many ways but this young girl found much pleasure in the surf.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moon and Palms

As the full moon approachs, I found it advancing on these palm trees.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lucky Shot

Check this lucky shot out. I saw this helicopter flying towards the pier and tried to photograph it just as it passed over the top of the pier. As luck would have it, I caught it just before the Christmas star on top of the pier. Perfect.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


A true sundown. It is not often that I get a shot of the sun at this angle. Another nice sunset this evening but the weather report suggests this may be the last one for a while.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Hunch

The day stayed overcast but I had a hunch the sun would break through at sunset. I walked to the beach and was not disappointed. In fact, it was one of the best I have seen. But then again, all week I have been saying this is the best sunset yet.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Approaching Storm IR

As I was driving home from work I saw this amazing cloud bank approaching from the south. I raced home to grab my camera and shot a few infrared shots and a few panoramas.

I thought this image appeared like a set of angel wings and in the spirit of the holiday season.