Southern California Beach-Town Culture

The PhotoBlog post this week will be a bit off from the norm. Rather than show one photo and describe how & why I took it, then proceed to talk about the post-processing, I’m just showing six photos. Why? Jim Goldstein is running a project called “In Your Own Backyard” and this is my project entry. He’s only requesting that the participants show off one photo from a location within 5 miles of their home, but I like to go overboard when I do things. The idea is to give folks “an opportunity to share an ‘artistic’ view of something they see every day in their own neck of the woods.

My neck of the woods happens to be in Southern California at some undisclosed location between Del Mar and La Jolla, about a mile off the beach as the crow flies. It’s a really neat area, and the local coastline is scattered with the stereotypical beach-towns. Within a five mile radius (OK, maybe 10 miles, but who’s counting?) I’ve got Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, and Encinitas. Really cool, laid-back places to hang out. So enjoy the photos, and if you’re ever in the area don’t hesitate to get a hold of me.

And one last thing: for the purpose of this project, I’m open to critique.

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

13 thoughts on “Southern California Beach-Town Culture

  1. Chris

    I live in Costa Mesa (by Huntington Beach) and I don’t make use of the ocean being in my backyard quite enough. Your entry is inspiring me to go out to the Beach to take shots more often.

  2. Brian Auer Post author

    It can be tough to be inspired by the places you see every day. I’ve only been here for 4 months, so things are still fresh to me. For places that I’m familiar with, I always try to remind myself that just because I’m used to seeing something it doesn’t mean that everybody else is.

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  5. Kabonfootprint

    I’ve have never been in California, but I want to go.
    Surfing culture is good. I’ve been in Hawaii and I think that everybody that loves surfing should go there.

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