Foto Friday: Santa Monica Pier in Black and White

We got carried away at Santa Monica Pier. The pier was the first real sightseeing outing that Roseitta and I took during our trip and we kinda went crazy taking photos that day. Carnivals are one of my all-time favourite subjects to photograph, so it came as no surprise when I downloaded my pics that I’d shot over 1,000 images during our day surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, a mesmerizing Ferris Wheel, fascinating characters, fun and games. It was amazing to see how different everything looked as the light changed from afternoon, to evening, to night.

Lately I’ve been rather taken with black-and-white photography, which has surprised me given how crazy I am about colourful things. I recently offered to do a guest post for The Planet D on Los Angeles in black-and-white, and while I was compiling the photos for it I was drawn to so many of the images I shot in Santa Monica. So I created this photo essay for Foto Friday to show you some of the pier’s finer details in monochrome. In a way, black-and-white is also fitting because it was so frizzin’ frazzin’ cold when we were there!

Click on any of the images to view the whole dealio as a slideshow.


    1. Thanks Alli! You have no idea how good it feels to hear that.

      It’s weird putting my photos out there when I have no idea whether they’re any good or not. They look good to my eye, but I get incredibly self-conscious knowing how many professional photographers there are in the travel community and keep thinking that my ignorance must be blatantly obvious to all 😉

  1. Hi there! I am wondering if any of these prints are available for sale? Would just be looking for the digital copy, as I would get them printed at my own printer.
    We’re a gaming and amusement company, and we have a boardroom in our office called “The Boardwalk”. These pictures would look great in there! Please do let me know.

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