In Southern California the late fall conditions tend to be warm, dry, and clear. Combined with the beautiful ocean these conditions provide the most picturesque sunsets. I got a new Tamron 150-600 mm telephoto lens and I had a few shots I've been wanting to shoot for a while. Using one of my favorite apps, Photopills, I was able to plan out a composition of the sun setting just behind Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach with the Christmas tree all lite up. This just so happen to coincide with the waxing crescent moon which set shortly after the sun. I was hoping they'd be a little closer in time but I was still happy with the result. Here are a few of my favorite shots to close out 2017.