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For readers in colder climes, as photographed Thursday, February 9, 2006, the very edge of the Pacific, at Venice Beach.  The Santa Ana winds are blowing in off the desert and on the sand it's in the eighties just before noon. Late morning the shops are just opening, the dancing rollerblade folks aren't there yet, but the surfers have been out there in dawn, and the surf isn't bad.  You should have been there.

 

These are from an album of sixteen shots, The Edge of the Pacific.

 

The plaza for the rollerblade dancers and skateboard kids, before the action – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

On the way to the waves, the tagged palms (city approved) – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Tagging (graffiti) on approved surfaces – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

The life guard station at the rocks – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Surfers doing their thing – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Love and madness – 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Suspicion - 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

The surf on the rocks - 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

A lone juggler - 

Venice Beach, California, February 9, 2006

If you use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me.  

There is a copyright notice at the bottom of this page, of course.

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

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

The original large-format raw files are available upon request.

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Other Venice Beach photos –

 

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Walls and Folk Art, Venice Beach, California - murals, architectural detail and general oddness, photographed Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Venice Beach. Tourists flock here for the madness on the strand - skaters and oddballs and Muscle Beach and all the little shops and strange food and loud music. Here are the details they often ignore. (Thirty shots.)  

 

Late Afternoon Light and the Strangeness of Southern California - From the odder places at the beach, these are from Wednesday, June 8, 2005, almost all after 5:30 in the afternoon, when the light starts to get long.  Venice Beach and inland from Venice Beach.  It can be strange out here.  Forty-three shots.

 

Venice and its Canals - 21 April 2005 - The editor of Just Above Sunset and the local staff – and that is just me and Bob Patterson - does a photo shoot in Venice, California.  But not at Venice Beach.  We explored the Venice Canals.































 
 
 
 

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