Sunday, June 8, 2014

2014 Photography Challenge- A Moment in Time (11:00 a.m.)

I learned something very interesting while capturing today's photo from the top of the Santa Monica Pacific Wheel (Ferris wheel): You cannot ride by yourself. I learned this the hard way, after showing up by myself and ending up being coupled with a complete stranger/Pacific Wheel employee (thanks Ameila!) for the duration of the Ferris wheel ride. (Jessica- this made me laugh thinking of you laughing at this scenario I got myself into).

I knew I wanted to go to the Ferris wheel for today's photo because you get a panoramic view of the coastline from Santa Monica to Venice. Fun note: this is the world's only solar-powered Ferris wheel. I've been on the Pacific Wheel many times, and wanted to show my beautiful city from more than 130 feet above the Santa Monica Pier.

I hope you like the photo more than Steve-o, who when helping me select which photo to go with (there were three to choose from) said "I'm sorry, they're just not doing anything for me."

What I happen to like about the photo I did end up selecting is you can see what we refer to as "June Gloom" starting to burn off. (According to Wikipedia: June Gloom is a southern California term for a weather pattern that results in cloudy, overcast skies with cool temperatures during the late spring and early summer, most commonly in the month of June). It's still a gorgeous day, and of course I managed to get a sunburn, but here's what I saw at 11:00 a.m. from the Pacific Wheel:

Sarah's photo

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