I drove down to Santa Monica to meet some friends and we decided to head over to Venice Beach and walk around a bit.
One of the nice things about this beach is the Pier that extends out into the break of the waves. There may be others, but this is the only one I’ve seen so far where the pier extends out this far. This allowed me to get this perspective that I would not have been able to get otherwise.
The conversion to black and white was done entirely in Photoshop Lightroom 5 with the aid of Kubota the Blacksmith preset available from Kubota Image Tools.