Sunday, May 15, 2011

amongst the trees..

While in Santa Monica and Venice Beach this weekend, I kept an eye out for trees. Yes, trees! My good friend Lauren over at Outside Voice has an ongoing photography link up. I thought it was so neat and wanted to join in on the fun! Here's how it works: she gives us a theme each month and we post our photos on our blog. This month the theme was trees. Here are a few photos I collected this weekend:

the coast

Shot by the Santa Monica Pier. I love how this particular spot shows the California coastline beautifully. As the sun was setting, there was the most perfect golden light.

Venice Boardwalk

Palm trees at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. I love Venice Beach for many reasons. One being it was the place where Abraham took me on our first date. I had never been there and was secretly delighted to visit the famous Venice Beach. I love that it reminds me of our first date whenever we visit.

palm trees

Shot randomly walking around the streets of Santa Monica. I really love it there, it's such a beautiful and interesting city.

Santa Monica sign

I'll be sharing the rest of my Santa Monica/Venice Beach pictures on my next post! It was fun focusing on one subject this time when I was out shooting. I'm used to shooting randomly but having a theme made it much more challenging. Here's Lauren's button, make sure to visit her if you're interested <3

Outside Voice Button

29 comments:

LO' said...

Hi Brenda :)
This post is lovely, your pictures are always great !
I've got a giveaway on my blog if you wanna check it out ! :D

xxx
Laura

Li + Belle said...

What beautiful photos. You live in the area? I envy you ;), I wish I could visit Venice Beach one day.

Nicky。♥ said...

How nice the theme of trees, great pictures as always:)

LCR said...

Brenda, thanks SO much for being part of this! These tree photos are amazing. I love how "trees" takes on so many different meanings, and Cali is definitely reflected in these photos!
Your photography totally rocks.
xo

Fransisca Angela said...

the first picture is so beautiful & also I love how the 3rd photo colors turns out really pretty.
can't wait for more pictures from your beach trip :)

Felicia said...

Beautiful. Especially the first photo. I love going to Santa Monica!

Olga said...

I really love the third photo. For me, it's a symbol of Los Angeles, even though I've never been there. I took this impression from my dreams :)

Krystal said...

very good photos!!!

sarah nicole said...

Beautiful photos, love your tree pics! I thought of participating in the link up, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. : /

xo,

Sarah

Anita said...

Seeing your photos makes me want to move to America!
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Jane said...

These pictures are lovely, it looks like an amazing place! I love the golden light of the first shot as well.

Brenda said...

Thanks everyone! <3

LCR: Thank you! I'm happy I participated this time (:

Li + Belle: No, I don't live in the area. I wish I did! :)

Natalie Marie said...

I'm going down that way in late summer! I can't wait! I am so excited I found your blog today! I look forward to going back and reading your older post! I would love for you to check out my blog and tell me what you think! I'm also having a giveaway you might like. I look forward to getting to know you through this crazy blog worl!!

Thank you

NAt

Natalie Marie said...

I'm going down that way in late summer! I can't wait! I am so excited I found your blog today! I look forward to going back and reading your older post! I would love for you to check out my blog and tell me what you think! I'm also having a giveaway you might like. I look forward to getting to know you through this crazy blog worl!!

Thank you

NAt

christine donee said...

the santa monica shot is gorgeous! I do love a good palm tree photograph..

I V Y said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL! santa monica, a must! the palm trees and sunset.. so beautiful.



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freaky.music.lover said...

Santa Monica is such a great place! I was there in 2009 and I really want to go back!

Lovely pictures too, nice prosject!

freaky.music.lover said...

whops, the link was weird.. my blog is fotosh.net!

Kathryn said...

What a cool idea to simply capture trees! Yours came out amazing.

Estelle said...

What a cool idea Brenda, you've certainly done it justice! I was sooo pumped to scroll through all your posts, its been far too long. I hope you've been doing really well, and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :) Excitement all round! Thanks for the advice about Luna Pic, I'm going to look into it. x x x x

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mlle.emma said...

I went to Santa Monica 3 years ago and it was really brilliant. Great photos :-)

Brenda said...

Christine, Ivy, freaky music lover, Kathryn, Estelle, mlle. emma: Thanks ladies!

Natalie Marie: I checked out your blog, I hope to get to know you too!

LCR said...

I coulnd't reply to you via email, so I wanted to come by and say thanks for your genuine comments on my posts:) They made me smile. You SHOULD go back to Vegas as a 21 year old-- so much fun!
Now i'm just waiting for most beautiful posts with your photos... I love drooling over them:D
xo
L

Tang said...

I really want to go back to Venice Beach! I was there briefly last year but it wasn't too warm and it was getting late. Looks beautiful.

Sister Golden Air said...

Hi! I just discovered your blog and I love it. Your photos are great! I'm a bit bored of fashion blogs nowadays, and would rather read the ones that make me wanna travel. Like yours! Kudos:)
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Diana said...

These are great shots!! I love Venice Beach, I hate how far I live from So Cal!! They have some really good beaches and are almost infested with Palm Trees! Again, great shots, I'll need to start taking pictures of them more often!!

Fran said...

I like your treatment on the 3rd pic! Very nice colors. Lovely set.

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

love.

kristin e bazan. said...

loooooove that palm tree photo!