Fine day at the beach. In all my years here in Southern Cal, this is but the first time I’ve been to this part of San Clemente (this goes without saying what a fine, world-class traveler I happen to be, by the way)! Not the most enthralling, but neither too shabby. Continue reading

Sunset Beach

Oh my! Probably taken sometime last year, maybe close to the end of the year before the last. I remember starting to draft a post with the photos I took that day, but I never published it. It got a little too long, you know, writing what detail I recalled. Suffice it is to say that that very afternoon was glorious, and that I strolled a little over a mile along the beach toward the pier drawn by the mist that enveloped part of the ocean and the nearby houses. The photo of the house was my favorite. The sunset? Hehe. Let’s just say I should’ve brought a tripod.

I’ve always wondered how good it would be living in this beachfront area. You get the view of the ocean, the sunset, the gulls … etc. Yet I notice that each time I come here, the blinds are closed and the windows covered in drapes. I guess there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing …etc ..etc.. ❧

Fujifilm XT2, XF 35mm F2. Photoshop. Sunset Beach.

Place in the World


Huntington Beach, CA. Fujifilm XT2. Snapseed.

Seldom do I go to the beach these days. Here, though, I was meeting some of my friends who were attending a volleyball beach tournament and so I found myself near the ocean once again.


I was delighted, no, mesmerized, at how the white surfs were breaking the deep blueness of the ocean and I only intended to capture that with the pier as the background. Looking through the viewfinder, I waited a bit for the perfect interplay of white and blue. When the moment finally came, the kids appeared. They made for an interesting composition. Serendipitous!


Clearly, at the moment at least, they have found their place in the world. As wonderful and invigorating as the litoral life may be, I seek a much different place.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World