NOTE: This post was originally published on my previous blog, Recovering Shopaholic.
I planned on having my next post be an update on how I’m doing with my theme of the year, deliberate, but that will have to wait until next week. Tonight I want to share something really beautiful with you. This afternoon, I decided to go to the beach at sunset time to take some photos. I knew I would enjoy seeing the ocean, the sky, and the pier, but I wasn’t prepared for how truly breathtaking the views would be! Since I was so in awe of what my eyes beheld, I wanted to share it with all of you.
I went to a place that I featured in my last “photography interlude,” the Ocean Beach Pier. This pier is about a fifteen minute drive from where I live and is the second longest pier on the west coast at 1971 feet. It’s such a long pier that it’s difficult to capture all of it in a photograph unless you’re either fairly far away or viewing it pretty much straight on. Near the Ocean Beach Pier is a great place to watch the sunset. I actually stayed for over an hour and continued to enjoy the changing colors of the sky long after the sun had set.
How Photography Has Changed My Life
Photography has helped me to appreciate the world around me much more fully. I’m learning more and more that the best things in life can’t be purchased in any store. Although I’m still very far from having what I would term a full life, I’m happy that I have broadened my horizons such that there are other things I enjoy besides shopping.
In fact, I didn’t even shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but I did take photos several times during that time span. I will always love clothes and shopping, but I’m pleased that I am no longer a “one trick pony.” I’m grateful to be adding more dimension to my interests and my life experience.
A December Sunset
Below are some of my favorite photographs I took tonight of the pier, the beach, and the surrounding areas. You can even see the large Christmas tree that has been set up on the walkway next to the beach. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into part of my world. Tonight reminded me that I need to venture out to the ocean more often. I’ve been trying to take short walks near where I live at sunset time each day, and the sky colors are still beautiful near the San Diego Bay. But there’s nothing like a sunset along the Pacific Ocean. I will never get tired of it.
Have a Great Weekend!
I hope you liked my Ocean Beach sunset photos. If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more of my photos, check out the rest of my “photography interlude” posts or follow me on Instagram, where I periodically share my images.