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A Typical Day in Venice

I love Venice Beach…actually I love people watching on Venice Beach.  I hope that for those that had an extra long weekend it was filled with lots of family time and good food and that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I’ll be sharing some images from Venice Beach this week. This 3 mile stretch of beach in L.A. is home to street performers, bodybuilders, rollerbladers, skateboarders, graffiti artists, fortune tellers, funky shops and lots of tourists. It’s a great day to spend an afternoon and if the boardwalk gets to be too much then find a spot on the sand and enjoy the ocean breeze and the beautiful view of the pacific.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

Venice Beach, California, boardwalk, storefront, crowds, people, graffiti, fun in the sun, message parlour,

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34 responses

  1. Fun image Edith! It reminds me of some of those very colorful jigsaw puzzles!

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    December 2, 2013 at 7:54 am

  2. The intense color makes for an image that is more animated than real.

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    December 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

  3. That is funky! I agree with Tina… it would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:23 am

  4. Looks like a fun place and you’ve capture the scene very nicely, Edith.

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:41 am

  5. Lot of stuff happening in that photo. Nice shot.

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

  6. Very cool.

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:44 am

  7. I love people who are bold enough to take HDR to this level!

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

    • LOL Thank you Gregory. I know it is bold and for most shots I wouldn’t take it this far but I really wanted to make this look a bit whimsical given the nature of the subject.

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      December 2, 2013 at 11:43 am

  8. Len

    All of the times that I have been to California (and that is a lot), I have never been to Venice Beach. Thanks for showing me a slice of what I missed. Looks like a crazy place.

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    December 2, 2013 at 9:38 am

  9. Quite brilliant effect for this shot!

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    December 2, 2013 at 9:55 am

  10. Also ich finde dieses Foto mit der Alltagsszene genau so spannend wie die inszenierten Fotos von Wang Qingsong. Gratulation. Ich bin begeistert! Beste Grüße, Ernestus

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    December 2, 2013 at 10:36 am

  11. Impressive… 🙂

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    December 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

  12. The photo is beautiful!
    I hope to visit Venice Beach some day too 🙂

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    December 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  13. I haven’t been to Venice beach in 20 years! It was fun. 🙂

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    December 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  14. wow !!!

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    December 3, 2013 at 1:00 am

  15. Venice, I thought – that doesn’t look much like Venice. Then I got it – Venice Beach! It’s a senior moment, Edith! Wow – that’s how I remember it when we passed through. The processing captures the vibrancy of this place.

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    December 3, 2013 at 4:05 am

  16. I was there years ago, would love to get back there, nice work Edith, very fun shot

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    December 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm

  17. Your picture makes it clear that the Venice in California is as much another country as the Venice in Italy.

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    December 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

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