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Art of the Day: Wednesday August 02, 2017

October, Huntington Beach

- by Muriel Areno

This week's theme: Let's Go To The Beach

We are drawn to the places where sand, water and sky meet.The sounds are different. The ground underfoot is different. The smells, the air - it's all different. At first we were drawn to the beach because of the abundance of food. Now it's not just for food that we go. We go to the beach to play and relax. The beach is a place to gather with others and to find solitude. It doesn't matter where it is. It doesn't matter what the season or what the weather - we will always be drawn to the beach.

Art: October, Huntington Beach by Artist Muriel Areno

This candid shot of my granddaughter skipping on the beach conveys the feel of Southern California in the cooler months. The mood is a lot more mellow and subdued than in summer.

The palm trees in the distance anchor the image and provide a static contrast to the child's movement. I like the blurriness in her hands and her quiet joy.

This is a digital shot taken with a Kodak 3600 2.2 MP camera. I desaturated the image to get to black and white and simplified the tree line slightly.


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