This was one of those weeks with one awesome sunset after the next, a December phenomenon that’s all about the position of the earth to the sun, as we approach the Winter Solstice on 12/21. Such clouds and colors!
I spent Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in Manhattan Beach, either because I’m lazy and live here, or that we have the best sunsets anywhere in Southern California.
I also love taking walks at the end of the day, which is way preferable to getting in the car for a drive, so since I live in Manhattan Beach, the 1-mile walk to the sea tends to be the way I go.
Except for Wednesday, when I did make the drive up to Palos Verdes, for what’s hands down the best overview of Los Angeles, from the sea, anywhere in the basin. That would be from the top of Via Del Monte. From there, you can see Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Hermosa, Manhattan, Santa Monica and a chunk of Los Angeles, including the downtown skyline.
Each sunset was rather remarkable, except for Thursday, but I got lucky. The yoga enthusiast in front of the sun really made my shot, don’t you think?
And then came Friday, with the richest red meets orange stripe than I’d seen in some time.
Check your timetables for the sunset tonight, and remember that the best action tends to happen about 10 minutes after the sun sets.
I shot each one of these photos with the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, and dodged and burned with Adobe Lightroom and Nik Color EFX software.
Which one of these is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you on Twitter, where I’m @jeffersongraham