It’s summer here and the waves have been small.
The small waves are perfect for the small surfers or “Groms” as they are affectionately called…
If there is no swell and it’s not “going off” small waves are still fun for long boarding, riding mats or paipos. I spotted this Wegener paipo at Beacons last week…
And speaking of paipos, this event looks fun Waves or no waves, I am enjoying the ocean. It’s summer and it may be crowded, but the water is clear and (relatively) warm!
Just a quick post to share some of my favorite images I recently snapped and shared on my Instagram in my beloved neighborhood of Leucadia. Enjoy!
Have an amazing weekend!
I recently teamed up for a shoot with my friend, Erin Donoghue, the creative mind behind Your Event by Erin, a Wedding & Event coordination service based in San Diego.
In our eyes, nothing is sweeter than a stroll on the beach and sharing a beautiful picnic in the sand with the one you love. Add some champagne, amazing pastries, plush pillows and some well thought romantic details and you have yourself a chic and fun Valentine’s picnic brunch with your Honey!
We wanted to portray a fresh, cool, SoCal vibe with lots of loving details. The cliffs, warm sand and gorgeous water provide the always stunning backdrop, so that meant keep the details simple but add a punch of pinks, crystal and white. We love silver and crystal in the late morning sun as it reflects and glistens with champagne, sterling silver, handmade pastries and that oh so blue water. The pomegranates were embossed (yay, you can emboss fruit!) with sweet little Valentine’s stamps, vibrant pink and white garden flowers were placed in crystal candle sticks, pastries displayed on vintage crystal plates and we pulled in that sweet heart detail wherever possible.
Here is the second batch of Diana shots from Bali. They start on regular negative film and end with some cross-processed.
This was our view, on a cloudy day, from our private villa at the resort in Jimabaran Bay.
These beautifully caved doors were all over the resort, this #3020 was ours
Unfortunatly when we went to see the Tanah Lot temple –the #1 most photographed temple in Bali–we had crappy gray skies.
Here again, we got to witness a beautiful ceremony
Some autos in the city of Ubud
The last few days of our trip we explored the island of Nusa Lembongen. We crossed this sketchy bridge on the motor scooter. It was maybe 3 and 1/2 feet wide and, from what I could tell, mainly intended for foot traffic. Other scooters were crossing, so we decided to brave it too. About 2/3 of the way over the rickety 2x4s Rob saw a gap that we could not avoid, so he floored it! (I have video of this ridiculousness as the gap was a whole missing 2×4, just short of the width of our scooter tire –sktetchy indeed!)
The view from our Bungalow on Nusa Lembongen
An abstracted look at low tide when the seaweed farm is accesible. This is the time of day when the locals would harvest and diligently tend to their seaweed farm. After just a couple hours, the sun would slowly sink into the horizon and the tide slowly rise, once again covering the organized yet delicate gridwork of seaweed.
But everyone keeps asking me
“When can we see all your photos???”
I thought a random few images here and there would suppress some of the anxiousness. These are alll shot on straight film [some color neg, some slide film] in the different areas we traveled to.