The Party is Over, Pacific Beach, California

Farewell, My Valentine

This was shot at Pacific beach, or PB, after Valentine’s Day. I had the opportunity to shoot with a great Photographer and super nice guy, Jerry Denham. He has tought me all sorts of tricks in his execution of his vision. We arrived in pouring rain and sought refuge under Crystal Pier. There we found another treasure trove of Photographic Goodness with the aging wood, sweeping waves, beds of kelp and …no rain. We were also visited by a group of Locals seeking shelter, who asked for a group shot…they also added fragrance to the air with some “medicinal” herbs!

Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south.  While largely populated by young people, surfers, and college students, the population is becoming older, more professional, and more affluent due to rising property and rental costs. “P.B.,” as it is known as by local residents, is home to one of San Diego’s larger nightlife scenes, with dozens of bars, eateries, and clothing stores.

Pacific Beach’s namesake stretches for miles from the Mission Bay jetty to the cliffs of La Jolla. The boardwalk, officially called Ocean Front Walk/Ocean Boulevard, is a pedestrian walkway that runs approximately 3.2 miles along the beach from the end of Law St. in the north down into Mission Beach, ending at the mouth of Mission Bay in the south. There are many local shops, bars, and restaurants along the boardwalk, and it is typically crowded with pedestrians, cyclists, rollerbladers, and shoppers. Also adjacent to the boardwalk is the Crystal Pier, a public pier and hotel at the west end of Garnet Avenue.


7 responses

  1. Wow, very dramatic! I like it a lot!

    February 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

    • Thanks – it was a weird day with wind rain and sun….not to mention some strange guy tagging along! 😉

      February 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

  2. Strange huh? Gosh what a gorgeous image Erik. I hope I have anything from there that can equal this beauty.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    • Just kidding, if anything I am the strange animal! Thanks and it was so much fun for me to meet you!

      February 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  3. Super shot, I love the composition and subject matter. Yes Jerry is a stange guy. LOL, I have had the pleasure of shooting with him as well. He and his brother Jimmy are great photogs!

    February 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  4. Great shot Erik. Love that shock of red.

    February 16, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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