There’s a couple of “trophy” photo locations in and around San Diego – and Scripps Pier at La Jolla Shores is surely one of them! (another one is the night view of downtown from Coronado Island). Scripps Pier is an interesting subject for sure, and very popular among photographers – especially in combination with sunsets in the evening (and when the setting sun and pier are lined up perfectly, which happens only once or twice per year, you may have to fight for tripod space;).
Unlike other piers in the San Diego area, it is a concrete structure. It’s also asymmetric (compare the left and right corner of the image), which drove me nuts initially when looking through the viewfinder, until I realized it. :)
I was lucky to get this photo when the water outlet of Scripps Institute “decided” to flow into the ocean right under the pier (so far, it was always flowing either left or right of it when I was there, but never right in the middle). Not the same as the sun setting right in the middle between the concrete columns of course, but a nice touch, isn’t it?