Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

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!

WinterSunsetJanuary-Web-DSC_0492

“Spring”SunsetMarchWeb-DSC_4063

SummerSunsetAugustWeb-DSC_0280

“Autumn”SunsetOctoberWeb_DSC0985