My Sunday night trip the beach included a camera a few lenses and a sturdy tripod. My goal for my night shoot was to capture the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier with pedestrians in the foreground while keeping all my subjects not looking like ants. I was not getting the results I have intended, so I decided to change my strategy. My new plan was to shoot the upper portion of the ferris wheel while leaving most of the frame open with sky.
Sunset over Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier illuminating in the night sky on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Pedestrians walking on the boardwalk in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011. This image was captured before setting up to photograph the ferris wheel.