Photo Essay

California Over 3 Years

Abandoned Faith

My girlfriend of the past three years lived in California. About 3 times a year, I used to fly out and spend a few weeks with her. Coming from Oklahoma, I was blown away by the Pacific Ocean, the music, the history, and all the of scenery. We broke up a few months ago, but I will always that time to influence my photos.

I feel like going to a place outside of my element really inspired me to take pictures. When I first went there I was 17, and just started taking pictures on my parents really old camera. She gave me my first digital camera, a nearly broken $5 2 megapixel. After I got my first good digital, I practiced there. California will always have a huge effect on my photography from now on.

I wanted to compile a few pictures that mean a lot to me, or that I think are cool, to sort of put a recap on everything that I experienced.

VOTE: Do you like this story?

Tell a friend about this story!

Tell a friend about this story!

  1. or
Preview

Hi there!

thought you might like this story!

http://jpgmag.com/stories/5997

Thanks,
—The JPG team

1 response

  • Ceileigh Mangalam

    Ceileigh Mangalam said (9 May 2009):

    WOW. What beautiful shots of California. I've lived there long enough to understand exactly what you mean about CA. Thanks for this story and for the photos with it. Great job!

Want to leave a comment? Log in or sign up!