A quick capture from a flash bulb blends the impressions of moving wind and sea from two seconds worth of an open shutter. The still frame records subtle lights from palpitating waves along this Laguna Beach shoreline. The scene is blurry yet in focus. It offers muted golden lights dancing at the base of the sand. These lights look as if water intermingles with tides at the bottom of the ocean floor.
The capture offers a physical proximity, time and place attached to it. The photograph was taken on a Spring midnight in 2009 at Thalia Street Beach near the center part of this South Orange County town. Laguna Beach is an artistic destination that for some has never been destination but home. I went to high school at neighboring Dana Hills High School and I worked at Fingerhut Gallery with a few of the Growlers on Forest Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway before it imploded.
Laguna Beach Shoreline can be printed beautifully on 8×10″ paper or used as high-quality wallpaper for a computer desktop.