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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:25 PM

 

When You Need to Take a Break (My First Photo Essay):

Author's note: My wife is an accomplished plastic artist who has recently begun to branch out into digital photography. We frequently take walks down at Venice Beach in late afternoon and early evening. As September has continued, we have seen more and more clouds in the sky over the Pacific. These cumulus and cirrus clouds have the benefit of producing some killer sunsets and I'm including a few of my wife's photos from our walk on Monday, September 17 for your viewing enjoyment.

I'm still something of a newbie with Photobucket, so I beg your indulgence for any shortcomings these photos may have fallen victim to moving from my wife's cellphone camera (a legacy Samsung) to DU. These photos are in roughly chronological order from earliest to last.


Pacific Parasailing - Ten Minutes 'til Sundown



We see this boat parasailing almost every day we are down at the beach. While you cannot see it in this photo, the sail itself is yellow with a black smiley face on it.

Venice Beach - Five Minutes 'til Sundown



The Santa Monica Mountains and Malibu are distant in the far horizon and, depending on the season and one's vantage point, it sometimes appears as if the sun sets into these mountains and not into the ocean.

The Washington Blvd. Pier - One Minute 'til Sundown



This pier marks the boundary between Venice Beach and Marina del Rey. Although the pier no longer functions as a pier for boats to dock, many fishermen go out on it to fish as do walkers and gawkers.

Sundown








Lifeguard Stand - Five Minutes after Sundown



There are lifeguard stands about every 50 yards on the beach. During the high summer months most of them are open daily but, after Labor Day, most of them are closed.

Lone Seagull - Ten Minutes After Sundown



It's a seagull's world. We just live in it.

If you have any comments, I'll be sure to pass them along to my wife. Here's hoping everyone enjoys and relaxes this upcoming weekend.

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coalition_unwilling Sep 2012 OP
Raven Sep 2012 #1
jberryhill Sep 2012 #2
coalition_unwilling Sep 2012 #3
Lint Head Sep 2012 #4
barbtries Sep 2012 #5
abelenkpe Sep 2012 #6
coalition_unwilling Sep 2012 #8
Suich Sep 2012 #7
malaise Sep 2012 #9

Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:28 PM

1. Beautiful!!!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:29 PM

2. Relax? Why, lookit them chemtrails!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. LOL - My wife said she took these photos for the chemtrails folk :) - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:34 PM

4. I see Nibiru in the second photo.



Nice shots!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. making me homesick.

there's no ocean like the pacific ocean. i miss it!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 02:45 PM

6. Those are gorgeous!

My kids call that parasail the angry donut. We spent most of the summer by the Santa Monica pier. Love that beach!

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. Just so to orient everyone, the Santa Monica pier is about one mile to the north of

 

the Washington Blvd. Pier. It has a small amusement park right on it. A couple weeks ago, my wife and I rode the Ferris Wheel on it for the first time ever for either of us. Very romantic at sunset!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 03:40 PM

7. Beautiful!

Thanks for posting!

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 05:37 PM

9. Absolutely beautiful

Thanks

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