I took this shot at the Santa Monica Pier one really early morning. And when I say early, I mean it’s still night and the streets are empty kind of early. Aside from a few fisherman hanging around at the very end of the pier it was relatively peaceful. The ocean waves were the only sound that could be heard. When dawn arrived I looked out to the ocean and immediately knew I had made the right choice to come to the pier so early. I was a bit lucky with this considering that earlier the rain clouds were completely blocking site of the blue sky. But Mother Nature was kind and as the sun rose, the rain clouds broke further apart treating me to a great sight to start the day.