Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sunset on the way from Seal beach

I was recently in California, on Seal beach, it is my mom's favorite beach in California, while we were there, I had this crazy idea that I wanted to go to Huntington beach to catch the sunset,
I having not made that drive before, asked one of the locals who said it was about 15 minutes up the highway 1, which is a highway that runs right along the coast for quite a while, mind you sunset is about 20 minutes away, so we get in the car and book it, down the one, we pass several beaches, and it has definitely been more that 15 minutes, I see a few nice places, but I really want to make it to this little spot right on Huntington beach so I keep going hoping to run into it, I , being the smart person I am, realize that the sun is clearly setting and if I dont pull over and make due with what I have then I'll be on the plane in the morning with no pictures of any sunset and no pictures of any beach, and I wanted at least one good one, anyway... long story less long, I end up turning around before I reach Huntington beach and pulling into a beach called Bolsa Chica Beach. I made it just in time, and ended up having to run about a quarter mile with all my gear down to the beach, afraid to miss the sun setting. I think I will just stop at the first nice place I see next time, and leave myself some time to enjoy my surroundings, you live and you learn. Here are the photos in the order that they were taken

I still cant believe this picture was next, It feels
and looks like it should be close to last,
but it was just so much darker on the other side of the sky

I'm not sure why, but I really like the piece of driftwood
in this picture

The sun is almost all the way gone, I thought the sun
would set on the water... right on the water line...
it didnt
This wasn't taken until after sunset,
when I was walking back
This was the very last shot of the night,
I still haven't figured out what that is
out there in the water
If you know please educate me
Which one do you like best???

Ive always loved the beach, the sound of the waves crashing, the sand, the breeze and dew on my skin, the violence of the waves, and knowing that there is so much more than what meets the eye just below the surface. Sitting by the ocean silently always helped me find peace, and clarity, the rain has the same effect on me, very calming.


  1. The two sunset pictures with an actual sunset in them are my favorite senset pictures. lol

  2. HA, Just for your sarcasm which I happen to appreciate, there are three pictures with an actual sunset in them. :)

  3. Ellie Bowen HutchersonOctober 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    These picture bring back very fond memories, I can picture the people strolling by on the pathways, I can hear the ocean roar.
    I have 2 favorites #1= Its a beautiful picture, the reflection that is caught on the sand is nice.
    #4= The reflection on the waves really show the white foam on the water. I'm glad you were able to grab these while you could.

  4. I like them all, because They are all different, I feel like I am looking at what you saw when you walked up to the beach, what was in front of you, to the side of you, and behind you. Good work.

  5. these are really good pictures of seal beach sal!! =] i love it!! You're such an awesome photographer!!!