After a very busy day sprinkled with getting vaccinations in preparation for an upcoming international trip (I’m so excited!) and completing the second half of a two part food photo shoot (all organic, farm-to-table goodness) I was tired. As I drove home I ended up driving along the coast and noticed how beautiful and peaceful it looked. It was cloudy and blue, I like it sunny or cloudy, morning or evening and I am guilty of taking it for granted. So I hopped out to breathe in the salty air and take a few photos. What a rare treat, I didn’t have anywhere I had to be at that moment and my camera gear was already in the car.
I just walked along a short stretch. The houses on this particular street are unique and pretty. In the short time I was there many people arrived to take in the last light of the day. There were a few couples cuddled up and two other people with their big cameras like me, only they were on the sand photographing the waves crashing.
These photographs could only be soft, grainy and calm…that’s what I felt when I took them. My only regret is not approaching the people in my images, I feel like if someone took photos of me like that I would want a copy because who gets their photo taken like that…so natural and tiny next to the sea, so completely in the moment and unaware of the camera. It felt like a fine line between, Oh how nice and please do email us a copy and an uncomfortable conversation about how I took their photo and could I just have their email and I’d like to send it to them. Maybe another time, this stop was just for me.
Coast Blvd / La Jolla, CA