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):

HUNTINGTON BEACH (aka- SURF CITY USA), CA

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

Freedom



Volleyball at Sunset


NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Tube at the Jetty's

Hiding Crab

Empty Lifeguard Tower


BALBOA ISLAND, CA
Strolling Birds

Private Dock


BALBOA ART WALK

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~

~Freedom~

~The ability to be who I really am~


4 comments:

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.