Thursday, July 30, 2015

Four Surfers

The US open started this past weekend in Huntington Beach, it just so happens I was there on Sunday. Well I was at Huntington Beach but I wasn't at the US open. We made a point to avoid the traffic and people of the US open as much as possible. I did however capture some surfers that were surfing on their own.  

Friday, July 24, 2015

Looking for Distractions

Sometimes we're okay and sometimes we have bad days or weeks. Sometimes we look for things to distract us of the sadness we feel. On this day we went to the Queen Mary to visit the Princess Diana exhibit. Pictures are not permitted during the exhibit so these pictures were taken after, while roaming the Queen Mary. 

These pictures were taken in Long Beach, CA.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Perris, CA

Last weekend we decided to join some friends and family at the lake. We figured it would be a great day to go swimming and hang out by the lake since it's been hot lately. We are currently experiencing a drought in California so we shouldn't be wasting water trying to cool down. It didn't really rain much during winter or spring but Saturday was another story. It rained so much on Saturday, like if we were finally receiving the rain we should have received during winter and spring.

We spent most of the day trying to stay dry and trying to keep are belongings dry as well. Finally around 6 p.m. the rain stopped, the clouds made way for the sun and a partial rainbow appeared.

These photos were taken at Lake Perris, California. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Color of the Month-July

When I think of July I think of Independence day, the American flag, fireworks and barbecues. So it's no wonder the Color of the Month for July is Red!

Some of these photos were taken on an iPhone and others were taken on a Nikon camera. Now, when  picking pictures for The Color of Month post I don't have any rules, for instance the shades of color can vary and are not limited to a specific shade of red. 

This photo was taken at Hellman Trail in Whittier, CA.

This photo was taken on the 6th Street Bridge in Downtown Los Angeles. 

This photo was taken in Chinatown.

This photo was taken of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. 

This photo was taken in Santa Monica, CA.

This photo was taken at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA.

This photo taken in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.

This photo was taken in Cerritos, CA.

This photo was taken in Santa Monica, CA. 

P.s. sorry the last photo is scary.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Current Interest

Minimalist Photography, I knew some basic things about this type of photography but wasn't really exposed to it. However, Instagram has really helped me expand my interest in minimalist photography. It amazes me how many talented photographers exists and how we can easily enjoy their work at any time of the day through Instagram. Okay enough about my love for Instagram.  So what is Minimalist Photography? It's basically a technique or style of photography that is simple and focused on a limited number of elements. Some might say "less is more" when it comes to minimalist photography. Feeling inspired by my Instagram feed, I thought I would give minimalist photography a shot. 

Actually I already shared one shot with you guys, I call it American Pirate:

I struggled with the cropping of this photo because I wasn't sure if I should include the flag pole or not, I decided to keep it but I'm still not 100% convinced. This photo was taken while I was walking from Venice beach to Santa Monica. The following picture was also taken during this walk.

I sort of wish the sky was clear at the time of this photo. I think a clear blue sky would've really given this picture a crisp clean look.

My last photo is what some artist would call Candy Minimal. Honestly my interest for minimalist photography grew because of Matt Crump, he is the creator of the digital art movement of candy colored minimal photography.  He describes his signature style as candy-colored negative space, surreal compositions, offbeat and Americana subjects. If you are interested in checking out his work click here

These photos are my initial attempt at this type of photography, but it's definitely something I would like pursue.

p.s. I just realized all three photos contain the subject on the right side of the picture.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Single Boat at Sea

I have a husband, mother and sister, they are my immediate family. Prior to March I also had a father. My mother and father each have about 7-8 siblings, so you can imagine all the aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins I have. However, after my father's passing there is a huge gap in our family and an extreme feeling of loneliness. I've never experienced the feeling of loneliness until now. I know I'm not alone and I have the love and support of my family and friends but the feeling of a single boat out at sea is very real sometimes.