Lifeguard Tower: Laguna Beach Heritage

Lifeguard TowerI would guess that millions of visitors to Laguna Beach have had their picture taken in from of our historic Lifeguard Tower.

At one time it was the headquarters of our Marine Safety department. Before that it was the office of the gas station that is across the street from Main Beach, the present site of the Lifeguard Tower.

I don’t how many times I’ve been stopped and asked to take someone’s picture in front of the tower but now with the selfie craze that no longer happens.

The Lifeguard Tower sits next to the boardwalk that runs the length of Main Beach. That too could possibly be another Heritage of Laguna Beach. It, for sure, is where we go to be seen. And to also sit and watch the world walk by since Laguna Beach has become a tourist destination for people around the world.

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Reflecting The Sunset During A Low Tide

Reflections During Sunset At Heisler Tide PoolsSeveral fortunate things came together to get the picture of clouds reflecting off the surface of the tide pools during a low tide. When you can walk all the way out to Bird Rock that’s a low tide.

One fortunate event was all the clouds. Without them the Sun would have been too bright and of course there wouldn’t have been any clouds to reflect off the surface of the water. Another fortunate event was low tide during a Sunset. That’s what got me down to this site in the first place. It was one of those near zero feet low tides and it arrived during Sunset. Lastly because I knew I would be photographing during a Sunset at low tide at the Heisler Tides Pools here in Laguna Beach I brought along my tripod. I was able to set up on an area that was fairly dry. I set the camera as low as I could get it and because the camera has a tilting back I could still see what I was shooting.

It turned out the clouds reflecting off the surface was a happy plus. A really big happy plus.

I have admit this is one of my favorite sunset photos that I have taken at this location or maybe anywhere.

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A Wanderlust For The Urban Landscape

The Electric Trollies of San Francisco

wanderlust: a strong desire to travel.

Wanderlust for many is other countries. For me it’s large urban cities anywhere in the world. Of course Paris is the tops but just about any big city will satisfy my wanderlust.

Living in Southern California a visit to San Francisco satisfies my wanderlust for the urban landscape. Doesn’t hurt that San Francisco has these wonderful restored trolleys from all over the world.

San Francisco has great opportunities for street photography, architecture, and, of course, those trolleys.

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Dense Wildness

Dense WildnessThe hills surrounding Laguna Beach are dense with wildness. Looks good today but next month it will be the most dangerous place in Laguna. A spark of any kind, the hot exhaust pipes of a vehicle, the careless smoker, or a discarded glass bottle. I could go on but you get the picture.

It’s the same all over California. After all the rain and snow this Spring and Summer it will be a dangerous time for fires.

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