With summer winding down but heating up here in California, one’s thoughts may turn to cooling off. Around here, the place to beat the heat is at the shore. Manhattan Beach was the destination this day, for me and a few others.
My wide angle lens will often create a vignette effect when at its widest and sometimes I choose to just go with it. I like the feeling of being the observer through a telescope it imparts.
At the end of the Manhattan Beach pier is a small aquarium and cafe, which are worth the trip out; if the prospect of the view isn’t enough to entice you on its own. This day, there was an interview being filmed alongside the usual sunbathers and swimmers.
The view looking back at the beach from the pier.
The evening at the beach is a lovely time to enjoy the cool breezes and sunsets.
The Hermosa Beach pier is often frequented by fishermen.
Piers are intriguing subjects in my opinion. The symmetry of the pilings and the silhouettes of the figures capture my imagination. Whether viewed from close up or further away I am drawn to these structures suspended over water.
The perfect ending to a summer day. . .
Enjoy these last few days of summer and try to keep cool out there.