During the #LAPhotoWalk at Santa Monica Pier a couple of weekends ago hosted by +Trey Ratcliff and +Tom Anderson, a few of us decided to end the night by exploring space underneath the pier for some long exposure shooting. The fun times with some good and friendly photographers continued deep into the night while we opened our shutters and left them open for minutes at a time. While we left our tripods alone to capture all the light possible, we had conversations about a wide range of things, which of course included photography. And that is one of the things that makes these photowalks so much fun. Being able to socialize and hangout with others that have similar interests and hobbies.
Now for this shot I opted to get this long exposure of nothing but the pillars that hold the pier up. I have taken other shots from down here before, some including the red boats that are nailed standing upright in the dark. This exposure was open for 601 seconds, which is around 10 minutes to try and get the water as misty as possible. I was happy with the result which is why I’m happy to share this shot with you now. Underneath piers always make for interesting shots.