One of my favorite places I’ve ever visited has been the west coast, it’s such a special kind of place. A few years ago I embarked on a journey out there, one I would never forget and hold in my memory as long I can. The cliffs, sunsets, colors, people, and crisp cool air that comes to mind every time I open my old photos relish in my mind. I used to think it was some kind of promise land when I was much younger, a place I was certain I would be most happy to live. Funny thing is, as much as I love this coast, I can never permanently live there ( well, I don’t think I’ll ever ‘permanently’ live anywhere!). But for the sake of the blog post, it’s always been a monumental place and will always be.
I’ve gone back in old photographs, re-edited most and found new ones I never knew I had. I can’t believe some of these have been sitting in my hard drive this whole time. Insanity. It’s true what they say, if you don’t have any new engaging material then just look at your older stuff. Looking up previous projects is really rewarding. You’ll be surprised to find what you may find or might discover…but most importantly, you can see how you’ve evolved. How your eyes have improved on your craft, and how badly you need to re-visit half the places to reshoot them! Well, that’s my excuse.
If you have ever driven thru the Pacific Coast Highway, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Especially, during sunset. wow. I think anyone who knows me can talk on my behalf, I simply love shooting sunsets. Also sunrises, but that’s more so on the east coast. There’s something really magical when driving through and around the cliffs to find the sun just poke out its rays perfectly, wrapping everything it touches with a golden hue. Yes! I could spend days doing the same thing, as long as my batteries are charged and positive vibes flowing, I’m solid. Point being, everyone should do this at least once in their life! Set it as a priority. Save your pennies. Or dollars. Whichever. Just make it happen. You will not regret it!