Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Ventura Pier.

In this beautiful little surf town (city) of Ventura, California, we have this pier that is a big attraction centerpiece if you will. What I mean is you can see it from the highway, and its attractive in the sense that you'd like to go there, walk out on it and view the town from the sea. Maybe see some of the natives or simply watch the sunset at the proper time of day. Its old, well the current one is new, but its been crushed by water once, I think, and also partly burnt down once too. But back in the day it was a way for getting goods to the town and it created commerce at the time. Now, being a popular spot its become a part of Ventura as a whole. You can see it from different vantage points in the city and it just juts out there into the ocean like the arm of Cape Cod - but for Ventura. At any given time of the normal day, you can eat at a restaurant at the beginning of it, or stroll out and see what the different fishermen have caught (or not caught) for the day. Its soothing in a sense... walking out catching a breeze, feeling and smelling the salt air, all without getting wet.

From a photographers standpoint, this poor pier has been done, done, done, and done again and again. At night, during the day, at sunset, people kissing, people fishing, over and over and over again.

Recently, a woman from Keller Williams Realty stopped by the gallery and asked if I had any pictures of it that I might be able to put in one of their new offices. I kindly replied that I didn't, but I'd be happy to go shoot some and share them with her. If she felt they were what she wanted the we could discuss prices. Now after emailing her I'm not sure if she's still interested, but I feel like walked away with some great photos of our great Ventura pier.

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