Southern California - Beginnings - Colin Maduzia

Taken Away

I have not seen another sunset with these dizzying colors since this day. The experience was a visceral rush that put on a visual show for over 40 minutes. It was great fortune that it occurred at low tide, allowing me to spend the entire duration in shallow calm water.

Ironically, this is one of the most polluted sections of the Santa Monica Bay. Trash from the pier and a daily crush of visitors from all over LA creates consistent mounds of trash. It’s a reminder that earth remains beautiful and pure regardless of our actions.