Thursday, July 24, 2014

2014 Photography Challenge- A Moment in Time (2:00 p.m.)

After being spoiled by having Sarah & Cyrena along for the 1:00 p.m. photo excursion nearly two weeks ago, this one almost felt a little lonely. I say almost because I headed to the top of the Santa Monica Pier to see how it compared to 2:00 a.m. and since it's full-on summer in Santa Monica, there are people here, there and everywhere. Taking in the sites, capturing photos on their iPad (major pet peeve) and just generally having a good time enjoying their summer afternoons, you can't possibly feel lonely surrounded by so many strangers! 

I smartened up and studied my 2:00 a.m. photo a little better this time around and knew where I needed to stand and what I needed to look for to ensure the photo was better aligned.

Here's what 2:00 p.m. looking down the Santa Monica Pier looks like on a beautiful and hot summer afternoon:

And now here are the two photos side by side (click on the actual photo to make it bigger):

5 things I noticed between the two photos:

  • If you weren't from here (and had no sense of direction) you could go on believing there wasn't an ocean at the end of the Pier
  • I love how much more prominent the Ferris wheel is during daytime hours
  • Whatever construction they were doing in January (notice the crane) isn't happening anymore- good planning!
  • The lighting makes it look like there's pavement in January and wood in July- but it's just an illusion between night vs. day
  • The people and umbrellas add so much energy and color to the photo.
Sarah's photo (and sweet photo)

And Cyrena's


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