The Getty Villa

My friend and I went to visit the Getty Villa in Malibu for the first time yesterday and it is truly an amazing setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I’m not really much of a sculpture and ancient artifact type of guy (despite having to study art history in grad school) but even if you are …

Surfrider Beach

Taken on Labor Day weekend. I can’t think of a more Southern California stereotype than the suggestion that everyone in L.A. surfs during their spare time. (Most people don’t.) It makes for good photo subjects though. 🙂 See more of my Southern California coast pictures.

9-11 Memorial at Pepperdine University

American Flags 9-11 Memorial at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California An impressive display of U.S. flags in tribute to those lost in the bombing of the Twin Towers. I caught this display on the front lawn of Pepperdine University as I was driving north on PCH so I had to stop and get my photos. I …

Leo Carrillo SB Coastline

Wild Coastal Seascape at Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California Water is the one subject that I never tire of photographing. It was a struggle to get sharp pictures of this scene because it was really windy combined with the long exposures. Since I don’t have a cable release my options were to use my …

Leo Carrillo State Beach

Tidal Wave Crashing Ashore, Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California My first visit to Leo Carrillo State Beach was a memorable one. I had never seen waves hit the shoreline with such ferocity before. I don’t know how high this splash was but I would estimate that it was well over 50 feet! There were …

Malibu’s Finest Beach 2-24-06

El Matador State Beach is lesser-known than some of Malibu’s more famous beaches such as Zuma Beach but much more scenic. Total speculation here on my part but I think the relative seclusion has to do with the fact you can’t see El Matador State Beach from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) unlike Malibu’s more …

Malibu’s Finest Beach 2-24-06

El Matador State Beach is lesser-known than some of Malibu’s more famous beaches such as Zuma Beach but much more scenic. Total speculation here on my part but I think the relative seclusion has to do with the fact you can’t see El Matador State Beach from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) unlike Malibu’s more …