I have been up to quite a bit this month! College starts up again this week and I'm excited to say that it's my last semester before I have my Associates of Fine Arts in Photography! So I've been getting ready for my classes and trying to get back into a decent sleep schedule.
California has always one of my favorite places to be. Throughout the years I've been spending more and more time there, exploring the many exciting places to visit with my family. I love California! And I love shooting California too. There are so many interesting things to take photos of, different plants, more museums, different buildings and landscapes that I'm completely in love with.
This year I spent alot of time going around various places with my aunt for work and for fun! One of the first things we did was spending a day and night in Santa Monica, which was great! I loved how close the beach was but there was still the fast paced environment of the city. I spent time wandering around shooting the nearby buildings like city hall and the pier. I even got to watch the sunset from the beach! I also spent alot of time in Palm Springs, just wandering around and shooting the area, it was so hot! I'm a fan of the heat but 112 isn't ideal shooting conditions, even for me. I love the mountains in the Palm Springs area, they are so tall and rocky, mixed with the palm trees, it's one of my favorite things about that area. The plants too! They are very different from the plants inland and they were so great, giant agave's and succulents. My aunt and I went to Los Angeles a couple of times, which made me extremely happy, I love Los Angeles! The mountains are beautiful and the whole area is so alive and seems to have a haze of blue over it. We went to the LACMA which was amazing, it was my first time every visitiing and they had the most exciting Impressionist exhibit that I was completely in awe of. They had everything from Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Braque, Picasso, and even Matisse! That was almost my favorite part of my entire trip. Art History is one of my favorite subjects so it's always exciting getting to see old paintings in person like that, something we don't have in Wyoming. Anyway! I also spent sometime in Vegas and snapped a few photos as well, I'll be posting them separate!
Hello! Sorry that I am late with the Photo of the Month for July. I have been in Southern California for a few weeks and I'm busy getting all my photos up from the trip :)
The Photo of the Month for July is a photograph that I took while I was in Santa Monica! I never get to experience how wonderful it is to see the sunset on the beach and the wonderful pier in Santa Monica just makes it so picturesque, don't you think? This month was full of adventure, I'm very enamored with California and the many things to photograph there. Here are some more pictures that I took while in Santa Monica!
Each month I will be posting a Photo of the Month! Also I'll try to work in any requested posts or things I find interesting to post! Enjoy!