Thursday, February 25, 2010

Time For Creativity

I love taking pictures almost as much as I love to write. I usually find inspiration at the beach, it just takes you to a different place.

The moment I get there, I find myself letting out a huge sigh. Just releasing all the cares & worries that have filled my day.

What is it about the beach?

I live literally 5 minutes away & I never seem to get down there as much as I'd like to.

Take a stroll with me along the beaches of Southern California (Double Click to Enlarge):


All Photos By: Lisa Petrarca

Sunset Stroll

Under the Pier

Lone Surfer at Sunset

Picture Perfect Moment...

Snapping a Wave

Local Surfer

Palm Tree Tips


Volleyball at Sunset

Tube at the Jetty's

Hiding Crab

Empty Lifeguard Tower

Strolling Birds

Private Dock


Bird of Paradise

Preparing For Flight

Washed Ashore

I wanted to submit some pictures to sell on a Photo site, but then I would have to Photoshop them to death.

It seems as though all pictures nowadays are fixed, enhanced, and changed to portray some kind of perfection.

I like my raw, un-retouched photos. It's what I saw at that moment. It's what I was hoping to share with others...bringing them to that exact time that took my breath away.

~Finding time to create~

~Finding me~


~The ability to be who I really am~


KC Mom said...

I too prefer the untouched photos. I believe they really tell if the photographer can take good pictures or not. Anyone can enhance a photo but do they have a good eye for taking the photo?
I loved the trip down the beaches. Wish I could come.

Erin Bassett said...

Wow gorgeous photos!! I'm a bit north of you, by Magic Mt....we love to escape to the beach often. :)

San said...

Wonderful pictures. The beach and sunshine! *sigh*

Thank you for your comment. I will check out some competitions. Thank you.

Enjoy your weekend!

prettykittypublishing said...

I enjoy the docu-style that comes with un-touched photos.

I especially like the photo "Freedom" because, to me, it exemplifies the essence of California living.