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Feb 22th, 2016 – Warming Chill

Warming Chill

Warming Chill

Over-the-Shoulder shot of a model of Indian descent, Karina, looking back from the Pacific Ocean at dusk…

June 29th, 2015 – Pacific Gold

Pacific Gold

Pacific Gold

Sunset on the Beach in Malibu

April 7th, 2014 – The Statue of Santa Monica

Saint Monica of Santa Monica

Saint Monica of Santa Monica

The Statue of Saint Monica in Santa Monica is a often overlooked site in the beachfront city. After all, the city was named after the 4th Century mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. The statue stands at the end of Wilshire Boulevard in Palisades Park, facing inland from the Pacific Ocean. This shot was taken as the sun was slowly setting, giving the statue a halo- as befitting a saintly visage.

Saint Monica (312 – 387 AD) (or Timaniket in the Berber language, her likely ancestry), who also known as Monica of Hippo, was an early Christian saint and the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. She is honoured in the Roman Catholic Church where she is remembered and venerated for her outstanding Christian virtues, especially the suffering against the adultery of her husband, and a prayerful life dedicated to the reformation of her son, who wrote extensively of her pious acts and life with her in his Confessions. Popular Christian legends recall Saint Monica to have wept every night for her son Augustine.

Fun Fact- Santa Monica was called Kecheek in the Tongva language, who lived there long before Europeans colonized the area.

December 30th, 2013 – Sunset to the Pacific

Sunset to the Pacific

Sunset to the Pacific

As we slide into the new year, a parting show for 2013 showing a lovely sunset of Santa Monica Beach looking out over the Pacific Ocean…

Bonne Année!
Gott Nytt År!
Buon Anno!
سال نو مبارک
Onnellista uutta vuotta!
Feliz Año Nuevo!
नया साल मुबारक हो!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!
Happy New Year!

November 11th, 2013 – Presented Arms

And the Master Sword...

And the Master Sword…

A claymore placed in the ground, as a symbol of respect to those who served.

March 4th, 2013 – Venice by Night

Venice by Night

Venice by Night

Night shot of Venice, California at night- the main strip shown is Ocean Avenue

July 2nd, 2011 ~ Akira Bike & Babe

Julie and the Bike

Julie with the Future Motorcycle

This picture was taken in the summer of 2007. I hired a model to take some shots around Santa Monica beach, and also hired a few custom motorcycles enthusiasts to being their bikes out to the beach to pose with. Of course, we had some flake outs, but Justin came through with this bike. While there are some technically better photos I could show, this one always just spoke to me.

The finished version combined essentially took a few more shots to get a cleaner background, but as I’ve mentioned before, I prefer to show the unaltered pics (not counting watermarks, for obvious reasons).


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