What is “Local” when you live in the second-largest city in the United States, a sprawling metropolis with a population that includes people from more than 140 countries speaking 224 different languages? That’s Los Angeles, where I live. It’s hard to feel local. But I have found my spot, the place where I feel “local.” Palisades Park, in Santa Monica, is my hangout, my go-to place for long walks and many photographic endeavors. It’s a place where locals go to enjoy gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean while picnicking with family and friends, sunbathing, walking their dogs, reading, writing, or simply meditating. I have photographed it to exhaustion and will continue to do so for as long as I’m around.