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January 19, 2009
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Canon EOS 20D
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Date Taken
Dec 29, 2008, 11:36:22 AM
Live and Die by Katerina423 Live and Die by Katerina423

I hung out the window of our car as we were driving around in SoCal and snapped a ton of shots. The palm trees... i loved the palm trees everywhere. It just made the whole region FEEL like a vacation spot :)
This'll prolly not be a lot of ppl's cup of tea.. but I love this shot. No photoshop work except a digital bi-color filter (the sky actually was perfectly blue, the filter just popped it a bit) :)
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karanaglephoto Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
When my boyfriend and I were moving cross country, I was struck dumb as soon as we got into California. We crossed the Cali border in early March and we crossed it downsouth, nearer to Barstow. It went from desert yellows, browns, and greys to GREEN and full of textures I've only ever seen in pictures. As we traveled up I-5 than further into SoCal towards the coast I took pictures from the windows and continued to be further awestruck. The Palm trees were just as you described them. We stopped in Santa Barbara where I HAD to go wade into the ocean. I saw starfish and sea urchins, and a shark carcass. Things I've only seen in pictures or aquariums.I still smile about the palm trees after a year here in SJ. I still ogle at the hills. We went up to Castle Rock last fall and they had to drag me off the trail to go home because I was enjoying every moment of that quick little hike.
I love cali. I'm glad I moved. SoCal and NorCal are different in textures, both social and physical, but its an adventure to live here.
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean... I went to SoCal for the first time a couple years ago and I was completely and totally charmed :love:

We actually just moved out of san jose... well.. almost a year ago now. But I have to say... I'd love to get out of california. It's just too damned expensive to live here! Unfortunately, i haven't found any other state i rather go to :giggle: so i guess that says something :D
karanaglephoto Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't imagine leaving California now. The midwest is so grey and so monotone. And the people there are alot less...understanding (?). Tennessee was a trip. Won't go to the south for sure. I would probably be okay in the mountains, I like the open air but being out of reach of everything is less than ideal.
MarcelHieber Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great ! ;)
i love the color, the light, the atmosphere :)


ArtistLove1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Absolutely Brilliant! The color is exceptional! The view and angles are phenomenal. This photo definitely captivates the tremendous and absolute beauty of Southern California! Fabulous title and ingenious artist! Your photo screams Excellence in so many ways! Your talents are splendid!
Katerina423 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so very glad that you like this. Thank you very much :)
JohnySnap Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Love the colors and angle
x-beff Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
wow, i LOVE this picture!
and that you havent edited it makes it even better:star:heart:
photoangel0921 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
nice shot :D i like the angle and location you picked. very nice work
00alisa00 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful shot! :)
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