Southern California - Beginnings - Colin Maduzia

South Side #1

When the light is good, shooting can be a euphoric experience that goes on and on. The Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel adds an extra dimension of joyful light during a colorful sunset.

I stood in thigh-deep hour with my tripod for over an hour on this evening, marveling at a stunning procession of light and color arrangements in both sky and Ferris wheel. I have dozens of shots from this evening that rival some of the best photos I have taken. It’s fascinating how I can go months without getting a good image and then have a one-hour session that provides scores of great images.