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.

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  • 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!

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