Beneath Santa Monica Pier
I knew this photo was a keeper as soon as I pressed the shutter.
I would not have predicted that going into the dark and looking away from the ocean would produce such an interesting view at the Santa Monica Pier.
In fact I had may back to this setting, having not even noticed it, until the gull called out and I turned to see what was going on behind me.
The lesson is pretty clear – look behind you.
I made several photographs of this view, but this is the only one with the gull reflected in the pool and standing upright.
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