FOR THE ESSENTIAL ADVENTURER

SUMMER BLUEPRINT SERIES

Posted on 22 March 2016

At the core of what I do and where my passion is, it all stems from photography.  I'll admit, there's been times in my life where I'll go 6 months without picking up my camera, but because of Keet, because of you guys, I've really reconnected with the thing I like to do most in life.  I've also reconnected with a neighbor who I've never fully embraced until now, the California Coast.  I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from some recent explorations to beaches close to me, in 8x10 form.  
CHUCK THE CRANE
Something about this Crane really impressed me.  It was the look of determination in the little guys face, eyes fixated not on anything else except for whatever's ahead, blocking out all the noise.  Carry on my friend.
Marina Del Rey  
DRIP DROP SPOT
The underbelly of the pier is my new favorite spot to shoot.  Once you dodge all the tourist, the commotion, you either end up out in the water, or down here.  Your feet always feel a bit colder, and you really look at the coast in a quieter way.  I love the construction of this pier, not many are built this cinematic.
Manhattan Beach
PALM PALMS
Come to California, look around, you might see more Palm trees than you need to see in a lifetime.  This photograph should have been called Jaded by Palms, but I'm still not completely jaded.  I have fun trying to shoot Palms in a cool way since it's so hard to do anything unique with them.  In this particular shot, I just had to look up. 
Venice Beach
BEACH BLANKET
Getting up close and personal is usually the way of the beach.  Standing off on the sidelines isn't always a fun place to be, but it's a hell of a place to shoot.  There's something about this particular location that makes such a big scene look so small.  The walkway really gives some perspective.  It's just another day at the beach.  Simple as it gets.
Santa Monica Beach

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