This photograph was taken while I was on tour with Warped Tour in 2010. I stopped in California for a few shows in late August and while in the area, I stayed with a relative who lives just a few blocks from the gorgeous sandy beaches of southern California.
Hermosa Beach is a tight-knit beach community in Torrance, California which is a suburb of Los Angeles. My favourite spot was the long boardwalk by the sea where I could whip out my roller skates and glide along the ocean. As much culture as Venice Beach may have, the quiet serenity of Hermosa in the early hours of the morning made me glad to be outside of one of the world’s largest cities, while being mere minutes from the opportunities in the city.
Although, I probably should have stopped roller skating to take this picture. My balance and poise kept me (and my camera) vertical, though!
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Why, hello my friends! I hope you are enjoying this beautiful May afternoon/evening/morning or anything in between, depending on where you are! I decided that, what with the hectic nature of festival season upon us, I would convert to the dark side! Yes, I seriously don’t own a laptop (because it killed itself and I’m saving for a half decent new one) so I won’t be posting updates immediately from sunny Las Vegas or the stunning landscape of central Washington at Sasquatch! Music Festival. At least on WordPress! You will, however, be able to find previews and “low quality” updates via my cell phone. I edit and post them on Insta.gram, on which my user name is scrapedelbow.
I know, I know… Cell phone cameras? Well, you’d be surprised! And as much as I would love to use all the expertise I learned in photography school to operate a manual (D)SLR, sometimes the best you have is what fits in your pocket. Or what is easiest to transfer through the internet!
Once again, as well as finding me on Insta.gram, my photography page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/stillsparkphotography and my personal website (which is in dire need of a make-over… Stay tuned in June for that!) can be found at http://www.stillsparkphotography.com
Here’s a couple photos taken and edited completely on my phone and uploaded onto my Insta.gram account. My lovely model was my best friend’s 20 month old son,