The iconic Santa Monica Pier is full of surprises. I went there to shoot sunset but found something way more colorful—a neon-lighted, vibrant Ferris wheel! Perfectly contrasting with the soft colors of the sky, this was the subject I didn’t know I was looking for.
Telephoto lens (90mm)
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N34° 00' 32.8392"W118° 29' 48.5124"
The featured image is of the Ferris Wheel at Pacific Park, which is on the Santa Monica Pier. I photographed this from the pier’s parking lot.
Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
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