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Newport Beach Pier in Orange County, California.

Orange County, California is blessed with several sandy beaches and ocean piers like the one pictured here.

The piers are very popular with locals and visitors alike as they offer great views of the ocean and frequently surfers. Although not shown, this one has a restaurant at the end of it. The piers are also a great place to fish, watch shore birds and generally just hang out.

The piers are also popular with photographers and it can be hard to find compositions that haven't been done before.

In this image, I was intrigued with the post-sunset sky reflecting in the water around the pier legs. In the distance, you can see the lights of the off shore oil rigs.

This was shot about 20 minutes after sunset and I exposed for about 45 seconds to create the soft wake.

Post Processing - USM, dust/noise cleanup in sky

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