For this week’s photo challenge Jen asks us to share an image that embodies the weather where we live. She quotes John Keats, who said: “Four Seasons fill the measure of the year. There are four seasons in the mind of man…” Well, Keats obviously never lived in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles’ Mediterranean climate is characterized by seasonal changes in rainfall—with a dry summer and a winter rainy season—and relatively modest transitions in temperature. Spring and autumn practically don’t exist here. For a photographer, this can be a bit exasperating, as the landscape barely changes year-round. Even our beautiful Santa Monica sunsets are pretty much the same, with the sun descending right in the middle of the Pacific in the winter months, behind the mountains in the summer months, and somewhere in between in the other months. With that, here’s my interpretation of Seasons!
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Could be images of a sunset on the same day. But… Beautiful shots in any case. It is raining over here… again. Maybe I should go for a rain series. Rain in spring, summer, autumn and winter. 🙂
Ain’t that the truth! I actually thought of taking 4 pictures of my lawn on the same day, and calling them winter-spring-summer-fall. Who’s to know????? Well, you would, because you’d know that our summer lawns are brown & crunchy.
It’s just crazy! I’ve only lived in LA since October 2011. We loved the weather here but things have gotten progressively worse since then… Not exactly what we signed up for! 🙁
Very nice shots!