new year and new photo meet up. this time, we met at the manhattan beach pier to shoot the sunset. there is always a new set of members and what i enjoy the most is everyone's willingness to share skills. as a female photographer, i have always been hesitant to wonder into certain areas on my own with my gear. therefore, i have never been able to shoot a sunset at the beach. but this time, not only was i surrounded by a great group of people, one guy stayed back with some of us and talked us through shooting the most magnificent sunset i have ever captured. we then went to have dinner and talked a bit more about our stories because that is how new friendships are formed. i'm loving my new life in LA.