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November 20, 2005 - Sea, Sky and Long Hills

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From high above the Pepperdine University in Malibu, looking down the canyon at the stars' homes in Malibu Colony and out to Catalina on the horizon…

Malibu Colony and Catalina - November 17, 2005

Malibu Colony and Catalina - November 17, 2005

Alumni Park at Pepperdine University in Malibu, on a bluff over the Pacific.  The campus is said to be the most beautiful in the nation, but the architecture is pedestrian.  The setting is everything.

Alumni Park, Pepperdine University, November 2005

Northwest from Alumni Park – one of the Channel Islands and a freighter - 

Alumni Park, Pepperdine University, November 2005

Just the Pacific a few steps north of Will Rodgers Beach in Malibu, where Sunset Boulevard ends…

Surface of the Pacific - November 17, 2005

A gull heads into Santa Monica –

Pacific gull in flight - November 17, 2005

Note: The yellow haze on the horizon is from the Santa Ana winds – seasonal offshore gusts that blow in off the desert, drop the humidity to zero, and mix the dust and alkali from the desert with the smog from the city and blow it all out to sea, where it collects over the cool waters.  When this happens Los Angeles is blindingly clear, and on the horizon one can see what we usually live with.

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These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0



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