Kiddie Rides, Santa Monica Pier

Arcade Kiddie Rides, Santa Monica Pier, California I liked the light and contrast on the rides in front of the arcade. If I have kids someday I guess the next time I take a photo of this there will be a model-released kid on the ride. 🙂 Might as well get in all the photography …

Dinner at Sunset

Restaurants, Santa Monica Pier, California I have a bit of a schizophrenic style of shooting pictures. Here is a good example of this. I got to Santa Monica Pier around 6:15 and was feeling weak from hunger. I walked up and down the pier twice shooting photos while looking to grab a bite before sunset …

Santa Monica Pier Sunset

Tourist Watching Beach Sunset, Santa Monica Pier, Southern California I photographed the sunset from the pier before walking up to the iconic neon entrance sign at dusk. As much as I like Northern California, I have to concede that beach weather is much more pleasant in Southern California at night. See more of my Santa …

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier Neon Sign Entrance, California Yup. This is the world-famous Santa Monica Pier sign. I’d never had a chance to photograph this SoCal iconic landmark before while the neon lights were on so I took the opportunity to do so the other night since I was in Santa Monica for personal business. I …

Portraits, Arlington West Memorial

Picture: Portraits of American Military Casualties in Iraq War, Arlington West Memorial at Santa Monica, California There are soldiers everywhere at Arlington West – pictures on the crosses. Pictures on boards. Lists of names from Iraq and Afghanistan. Combat boots. Helmets. The American flag. See more of my Santa Monica pictures.

U.S. Flag Flying Over Arlington West

Photo: U.S. Flag and Crosses at Arlington West Memorial, Santa Monica, California This makeshift cemetery has been set up on the north side of the Santa Monica Pier each Sunday since February 15, 2004. As the death toll in Iraq rises, the Veterans for Peace organization has started to use a number of red crosses …