Each time a man [person] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, [we] send forth a tiny ripple of hope, crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ―Robert F. Kennedy ✌🏼🧡 #courage#photography#jpcgrams
6 7616 October, 2019
Winter sunsets coming right up! Pelicans, Catalina Island, and the glow - these are a few of my favorite things!!!
as the sun rises remnants of the pre dawn coral shades slightly linger on the horizon, partly due to the smokey air from the local fires, and the golden tones from the sun reflect on the domes of the @griffithobservatory and high rise buildings in DTLA. It was quite spectacular to see in person and more than worth waking at 3:30 am to get there by 5:30! Thank you @donut.street.meet for organizing this photo op. We met some very friendly locals taking their early morning brisk walks at 6:30 am. When we left close to 8 this mountain was packed! @griffithpark is definitely on my list of places to visit often in the LA area.
“You never know what's around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.” 😉💪🏼😘 #life#photography#jpcgrams
“Tell Me What You Hate About Me. Whatever It Is I’m Sorry”. •
I’ve been struggling with some mistakes I’ve made in the past. At some point in our lives we’ve made the mistake of pushing away some very special people for some pretty lame reasons. And honestly it’s made me feel like such a shitty person. Sometimes I just want to stay home all day & dwell in my own sadness for some of the stuff I’ve done. When I decided to take up landscape photography, I didn’t really know which direction to take or what my intent was. But now I do it as a way to express my sorrow for those amazing people I lost. Whenever I hike up the hills & set up my tripod, those people are with me. I see their beautiful faces in each exposure I take. And I always close my eyes & wish they could be there with me to witness the breathtaking scenery. Sometimes the emotions can be overwhelming, to the point where I get teary-eyed. And that’s the whole point for me. Photography is my way of grieving my mistakes & making up for them. It’s my way of using my sorrow to my advantage & creating something positive & meaningful. Something that could inspire others & give them a reason to smile. #LosAngeles#LA#ElSereno#DTLA#UnlimitedLosAngeles#LosAngelesGrammers#la_p1x#LA_Shooters#Landscapes#LandscapePhotography#Hiking#Recreation#Outdoors#GetOutside#Sunset#Dusk#Photography#Emotions#IShootRAW#abc7eyewitness#nbcla