My trip to California is ending sooner than I wanted. I have come down with a cold and I want nothing more than to be at home with cup after cup of hot tea and honey. But while I was in LA I had a great time at Photoville and I made a lot of images at the beach.
Yesterday I spent some time at Venice Beach. It is quite a place! There are all kinds of people there and a bike/jogging/walking trail that is very popular. The image above is from Venice Beach.
Then I spent this morning at the Santa Monica Pier .. the pics below are from the pier. I normally photograph in color and ordinarily the Pier would have been a wonderful place to continue that. But for the last two days the early morning "California fog" has failed to lift and the colors were flat and the sky was white. When that happens, the best thing to do is to use black and white, so I did. I hope you enjoy this change of pace.