Even in tragic times, the Santa Barbara and Montecito area have not lost their natural beauty. It reminds us that in the darkest of times, there is beauty to be found, if only you allow yourself to see it.
The app I relied on back in Hollywood to help me predict if the sunsets would be worth driving to and which area would be most vibrant has become less important now that I can see the sunset out my living room window and am a 5 minute walk to the sand. I no longer need a 1+ hour drive to the coast for a great sunset view and I can walk to and from the beach now in less time than I used to just spend trying to park out here. Also, conditions by the sea can change quickly and the one drawback of the sunset app is it doesn’t seem to account for fog which generally kills the sunset. The app had showed there was only about a 30% chance for a nice sunset Friday despite heavy and interesting clouds all day and by 4:30, I decided to head over anyway and I was very glad I did. I was treated to one of the very special sunsets I always hope to get: amazing color, incredible cloud patterns, nice surf and a very flat reflective shoreline. The only thing better than getting the sunset you expect is getting an amazing sunset you didn’t expect. In fact, if I could have designed or edited the sunset pattern, I’m not sure I would have changed a thing. I recorded most of this sunset on video as well that I will share in parts. As a bonus, the moon was visible just before dark to the right of the pier and I stuck around until it disappeared right above the horizon out at sea. You will be seeing a ton of shots from Friday night posted on my feed.
🔸Venice Beach Pier
🔸Venice, California 🔸January 19th, 2018
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