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Beach Week – Day 6 {Los Angeles Nature Photographer}

On a clear day, Los Angeles really is spectacular.  It gets a bad rap for always being smoggy, but we’ve had plenty of blue sky days in the 6 weeks we’ve been here.  It’s usually clearest by the beach and I love that you can see north to Santa Monica, 12 miles away.  I also love that our beach is pretty quiet.  The tourists tend to head to Santa Monica or south to Manhattan Beach, which leaves the sands along El Segundo wide open for my kids to run and play.  Ten million people in the great L.A. area and I got a photograph on the beach in which you can barely make out a single person.  I love it!

A sweep of blue green surf washes up on the California beach.

It’s just as serene at sunset, too.  Which is exactly the way I like to enjoy my sunsets, thank you very much.

The colorful sunset reflects in the surf along the beach.

I was actually down at the beach with my family when I took these pictures.  While my husband watched the kids as they ran in the sand, I got closer to the water with my camera.  The colors kept getting more and more vivid and I just had to share.  I called my 4-year-old over and told him that I wanted to show him something really cool.  I showed him that as you knelt down closer the sand, the reflection along the surf got more vivid and colorful, just like the sky.  If you stood up, the color disappeared and it turned dark.  He was pretty amazed.  And I can completely see why. . .

A brilliant sunset reflects in the surf along the shoreline.

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