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The Last Flickers of Sunset

As the sun had all but faded

a spooky night before Halloween sky emerged…

Last Flickers of the Sunset

 For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

Westlake Village Sunset

Another great night for sunsets in Southern California

Westlake Village Sunset2

 For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

Friends Hanging Around

One friend teaching the other hand holds on the walls of the Malibu Creek Rock Pool

Hanging in there For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

Beautiful Morning at Malibu Creek State Park

Today was a great day to get out and hike. I can’t remember when I saw so many people out and about. This is the first shot of many I need to sort through from today’s hike.

Malibu Creek State ParkFor this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?

 

Lake Refractions

For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.”

Lake Refractions

This was a simple shot taken with my iPhone 5. All I did was throw a handful of pine needles into the reflection of the sun on the lake. To me, it looks like the refraction is actually taking place underwater.

 

Refraction

  • For this photo challenge, show us what “refraction” means to you. It could be an image taken in a reflective surface, it could be light bent from behind an object, or it could mean remedial math homework: the choice is completely up to you. I’m looking forward to seeing how you interpret “refraction.”

Refraction

California Dreams – Dailypost Photo Challenge Dreamy

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helicopter off the malibu coast

California Dreamers – On the rocks

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La Piedra State Beach Part 1 – Getting to the beach

La Piedra BeachLa Piedra State Beach is an easily overlooked beach along PCH. (Map)The day of my visit it was 89 degrees, all the beaches along the coast were mobbed and I still was able to get a spot in the parking lot. At La Piedra you will find some relief from the crowd.

La Piedra Beach2La Piedra 3Like the rest of the California State Beaches La Piedra is a Fee Use Facility. Simply pay the machine and stick the receipt on your dash. The amenities are minimal but there is a few picnic tables, and porta-potties.

La Piedra 4 La Piedra Fee Station La Piedra State Beach Facilities La Piedra State Beach Parking

 

If you can’t find parking, or don’t want to pay, head back out and park along PCH.

La Piedra Beach Trail Head

The trail head is not exactly hard to find but it’s not clearly marked either.

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Just around the bend and you are rewarded with the first view of the beach.

La Piedra State Beach Trail

 

La Piedra State Beach Trail

Just past this point the trail will split, stay to the left.

La Piedra State Beach wrong Trail La Piedra State Beach wrong Trail

 

I took the trail to the right and it was a big mistake.

Part 2 is the beach and getting back…..