Santa Monica Silhouettes

Santa Monica Pier, 7 July 2014 For the story behind these two photos, visit my previous post “Santa Monica Pier.”  Visit this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge for more photos of silhouettes.

Capturing Motion on the Santa Monica Pier (Updated)

Santa Monica, California boasts beautiful beaches, incredible sunsets, and the fun-filled Pacific Park amusement park on the famed Santa Monica Pier. After capturing the golden sunset over the Pier, I was excited to ride the rides AND looking forward to taking lots of photos. My goal? To experiment with shutter speed and try to capture […]

Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier silhouetted against setting sun

Leaving the East coast for the West last Sunday morning, my daughter and I arrived in Los Angeles and have been busy visiting colleges in the area. Taking a break from the hectic schedule, we ventured out to Santa Monica Pier last evening. The sun was just beginning to set, and the silhouette of the […]

Summer’s Last Hurrah

Orange umbrellas and chairs on a beach silhouetted against the bright blue of the sky and water.

Santa Monica Beach, California It’s September 10th and I’m so ready for fall, but where is it?? With Washington, DC hitting a high of 95 degrees today, I decided to post a tribute to the hopefully soon-to-depart, crazy-hot summer weather so many of us have experienced this season. The story? My husband and I were walking […]

Monochromia: Watching

Posted on Monochromia. The beginning of March brought a trip to southern California and a return to Santa Monica Pier. Arguably cooler than my summer trip, hardy souls still populated the beach while others were content to simply enjoy the scenery and storm-like clouds from afar.

Monochromia: Big Wheel

Santa Monica Ferris Wheel, Pacific Park

See the original post on Monochromia. Pacific Park, Santa Monica Pier, California A last nod to the outgoing Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale. For color photos from the the Park, visit my Santa Monica collection. And for another perspective on “scale,” visit Klondike Highway.

Behind the Scenes at Visual Venturing – Virtual Blog Tour

A Virtual Blog Tour? What the heck is that? I certainly had no clue when one of the wonderful bloggers behind Wandering Cows (shout out to Spotted Cow!) invited me to participate. And, yes, I do know Spotted Cow’s real name, but I’m not gonna be the one who gives it up – that’s for […]