Tag: California

  • Vintage Hermosa Beach

    Vintage Hermosa Beach

    Enjoy this vintage photography, as Pacific Ocean waves gently break along a sandy beach near the pier in Hermosa Beach, California. You can discover great gift & apparel items featuring my photography when you visit any of the following galleries…

  • Design Samples – Vol. 18

    These graphic designs include a mock advertisement of an imaginary restaurant offering special rates for fish fry dinners, and a colorful adaptation of a vintage morning photograph taken in Hermosa Beach, California. Each is available on many products in my Redbubble shop.

  • Throwback Thursday

    Throwback Thursday

    Here’s a photograph of me that I’m including for Throwback Thursday, despite the fact that I took it only yesterday. Does that count? Hmm…

    Anyway, the cool metal print on the wall behind me is an artwork entitled “Journey“, painted by my talented friend, Tiffany Arp-Daleo. Please visit her site, thanks!

  • Hermosa Beach Pier

    Graphic design of Hermosa Beach, California

    Pacific Ocean


    Enjoy this stylized vintage photograph taken under the pier at Hermosa Beach, California. I’ve added it to my online shops at Pixels and Redbubble – check it out…

  • Shoutout To Friends

    Shoutout To Friends

    I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites, like their posts and leave comments, too.

    01


    Tiffany Arp-Daleo

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    From San Diego, California, Tiffany is a very good painter & mixed media artist, utilizing a style she describes as Bohemian Abstract…

    02


    Carla Milho

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    From Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a very talented creative writer sharing imagination, positivity, courage & her inspirational life experiences…

    03


    Mamen An

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    From Spain, Mamen An describes herself as a free thinker with the soul of a poet, with splendid lyrics about dreams, relationships & love…

    04


    Anna Liwun

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    From Germany, Anna is Indonesian and trilingual, sharing her experiences on travel, food, faith, communication & also writing fiction…


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Hermosa Beach, California

    Pacific Ocean


    Based on an old photograph I took of the pier at Hermosa Beach, California, this grunge-style picture is available on a variety of products in these online shops:

    Society 6, Redbubble, Pixels, Cafepress

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Disc Golf Stories, No. 12

    It was 1998 and I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when a disc golfing friend – Ron Klein – informed me that he was driving to California to retrieve items from storage, and wondered if I wanted to take a disc golf road trip to the west coast?

    We played several courses while visiting The Golden State, the most memorable of which was DeLaveaga, in Santa Cruz.

    Upon arrival, we learned that a local monthly disc golf tournament was just about to begin, and so we both paid a nominal entry fee to enter the event.

    It was a small field and there were only two divisions – Ron signed up for Pro, and I signed up for Amateur – scheduled to play one round of 27-holes.

    I’d played here once before, and hoped that my performance during this particular event would be competitive. When finished, all of the scorecards were submitted and official results tallied.

    Although several of the top players from the Santa Cruz area were absent – playing instead at a PDGA tournament held in San Diego – it was nevertheless very cool to hear the Tournament Director announce that the winners of both divisions were from Arizona!

    In addition to receiving my payout for winning, I also sold a dozen t-shirts to the local club following the event – contributing to a fun disc golf road trip!

  • Summer Sailing

    Summer Sailing

    Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle to enjoy products featuring this stylized vintage photograph of a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean, as seen from Hermosa Beach, CA. Happy sailing!

  • Disc Golf Stories, No. 10

    In June of 1998, myself and three friends – Mike Milne, Jon Poole and Jeff Knudsen – traveled from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Sylmar, California, to compete in a weekend disc golf tournament called the “3rd Summertime Open”.

    For some reason which I cannot recall, a makeshift course had been established at the Veterans Memorial Park. The event consisted of two 18-hole rounds on Saturday, and a final 24-hole round to be played on Sunday.

    During the third round while playing on one of the added baskets, I birdied using my midrange Comet disc as a putter – a slightly downhill anhyzer putt around a tree, flattening to finish left. A somewhat unorthodox shot, though I did record the only birdie and took honors on the tee pad.

    The next fairway was up the side of a hill, with the basket visible on the top and front edge. Also visible was a road (OB, penalty stroke) running across the fairway – situated at a distance, which, as we each discussed, may be within reach of a long drive?

    I decided to put everything I had into my drive, believing that I could throw far enough to land safely beyond the road. I crushed it, with 4-feet to spare! However, my disc grabbed the hillside turf and spit backwards, finishing to rest barely in-bounds and teetering on the top edge of the curb. Seeing this, the following three competitors, as I would have, all played it safe with shorter drives.

    I was last to play my second shot and first needed to spot my mark to the side, in order so that I was able to throw from within the fairway boundary. With approx. 150-feet remaining, I launched my Magnet putter uphill and into the chains for the only birdie in our group!

    I played well in two of three rounds during the tournament. Not enough to win, but I nevertheless fondly recall my uphill deuce.

  • Pier Pieces

    Pier Pieces

    Enjoy this abstract artwork based on a photograph of the pier located in Hermosa Beach, California. You can enjoy this on a wall in your home by visiting my gallery at Pixels. Select between several different options available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and/or acrylic.

    Hope to see you soon!

  • California Lifeguard Station

    California Lifeguard Station

    This vintage summer photograph of a lifeguard station and truck was taken at Hermosa Beach, California, on the Pacific Ocean. If you’d like a poster, then please visit my gallery at Zazzle. Different sizes available.