Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lifeguard Off-Duty

I took this photo of the lone lifeguard station at Abalone Cove Beach two Sundays ago. The station is awaiting summer to open up again.

In taking the photo, I followed what I could remember of
Babooshka's instructions on shooting steps, "Just stand squarely in front of the subject." I like the outcome.

Today the weather is more like below - taken looking from El Segundo towards Palos Verdes (hill in the background) with Manhattan Beach pier showing most prominantly.

29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

"no salvavidas trabajando" What a pity!

I liked the angle of the ramp.Well done!I bet this whater is very cold!

By the way, I got your email! You are so sweet!
cyber hugs
Léia :-)

Tanya said...

Perfectly done Tash...B has great tips, I need to follow her advice but can never remember,lol

D said...

I like it! Babooshka will be so proud. :)
Aren't we all just waiting for summer!? Counting the days...

Palm Axis said...

You have to love abalone cove. Try walking the over the black ocean stones to the other cove sometime. It's an adventure

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Hilda said...

I like the result too. The subject is interesting and that sky is fabulous!

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Where does this road go. Writing poetry is "like a full season of seasons. Your city is nice and I like it. Greetings.

JM said...

I like the misty panoramic shot of the peer. Very cool!

altadenahiker said...

Bottom photo almost looks like the east coast to me. Nice, moody.

Fio said...

Moody. I can almost hear the roar of the waves :)

m_m said...

I like this photos, especially the second one!

Vogon Poet said...

Very good photoss, the first is nice but I like more the second shot, it's so dramatic!

Saretta said...

Love the second photo...it's just beautiful, I can feel the salty air on my face!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

In both sky is simply stunning !

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful, nice job!

SandyCarlson said...

This is very beautiful. I am ready for the beach, too!

Keith said...

Great clouds in the first photo, and the sky is so blue!

Lori Lynn said...

Ha! Tash! I took a similar one in Pedro! (not posted yet)
LL

Clueless in boston said...

Great sky in the first picture.

Kate said...

The lower photo is a classic of a windswept, lonely place.

exposemaximum said...

Great compositions :)

Babzy said...

Thz second shot is great !!!

Z said...

The blue sky images with clouds in some of your recent shots are fabulous! Though the mist or fog or whatever does make for atmosphere...

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the second photo. Just super! Thanks for your comments on my site about the Chihuly photos. I went back many times to get photos in the day and night times and then kept photographing them to get some fabulous shots to share.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

BTW, I am enjoying following you site. I love the beaches in California.

Lindab said...

The silhouettes in the bottom photo are lovely. And the top one has such an iconic blue and white Californian feel.

-K- said...

There's something about lifeguard stations that I really like. They're so elemental and from a time gone by.

The bottom photo is just tremendous.

raf said...

Really like that silhouette shot of the coast, Tash.

Creative Vignettes said...

Those photos are so stunning Tash!

Marie-Noyale said...

I like what you did too with those stairs.
The 2nd shot is also quite beautiful!