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Palace Archway

Having grown up and spent most of my life in Southern California, I have developed a fondness for the ocean. With my passion for photography growing immensely over the last four years, I was determined to walk away with a single photo that captured the beauty of my home in Orange County. This hidden little cove has shaped some of my fondest memories; I've led my closest friends through the little sea cave, I've laid a blanket next to rocks while enjoying sound of the tide, and I've swam out to the arch rock and cliff jumped into the ocean (with one such excursion leaving a scar on my foot). I had to create a unique photo here. After returning many more times with this cave composition in mind, the lighting and tide conditions finally lined up and I walked away with this permanent memory (2015).

From By the Sea