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Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

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I absolutely love it when it rains in LA. After it stops, you get the most amazing cloud formations in sky that is normally just regular blue, with small puffs/wisps of clouds here and there. But this evening the clouds were epic. And couple that with the iconic Santa Monica Pier, with its Pacific Park amusement park, and you have yourself a beautiful setting. You can see way off on the horizon the sun is setting, backlighting the mountain of clouds consuming the sky. The Pacific Wheel ferris wheel was just turned on so you can faintly see its lights. Way off in the distance, out of this shot, a storm was again brewing up the coast in Malibu with periodic flashes of lighting. Later on that night after finishing up, the storm had made its way south down the coast and started to sprinkle. I fortunately made it back to my car, parked about eight levels high, to capture the storm and lighting moving in to Santa Monica.

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