Imperial Beach Pier At Sunset

November 7, 2013 by  

Sunset IB Pier Man Fishing

Fishing At Sunset On Imperial Beach Pier

    Imperial Beach is the most southwestern city in the continental United States. It’s pier juts out into the Pacific Ocean and is a great place to watch a sunset or do some fishing. There is even a seafood restaurant at the end of the pier so if you happen to get hungry, you’re covered. As a photographer, sunsets never get old even though they may seem to all be the same. To help keep sunset photos interesting it’s important to have something in the foreground to help convey the wonder that is happening on the horizon. It really is the foreground that keeps every sunset photo from looking the same. Think about it, if the frame only has the sun and the horizon there is nothing to give any scale or depth to the photo.

Imperial Beach Pier Sunset

The Edge Of Imperial Beach Pier At Sunset

    The photos for this post were taken one pleasant Monday evening a couple weeks ago. I am very fortunate to live in a place where I can ride my bike to the beach and enjoy a sunset on a pier. I know the ocean doesn’t draw everyone towards it but it definitely draws me. When you are on a beach in San Diego you can really feel how this is the edge of the continent and the edge of the United States. If you jump in a boat and head west from San Diego, you’ll have a journey of over 5,600 miles to reach Japan, the next significant land mass. My point is that it’s a great big world out there so enjoy it and photograph it, wherever you may happen to be. Cheers!

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  1. Marcus on November 9th, 2013 7:21 am

    Nice post of IB, scale or depth to the photo – got it – I learn something new everyday, I'm like the person in the photo – taking a picture of just another sunset.

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