A view from The Strand along the ocean in Manhattan Beach. You just have to get a little low to see this view. I love this river of smooth rocks and for extra credit we have the grey fog and sky in the background.

Life in Colour: black/grey

  1. it is a lovey view! I like the rocks!

  2. restlessjo says:

    Love the look but not very comfy to walk or sit on, Janet.

  3. That’s a very pleasing and soothing composition, Janet.

  4. Heyjude says:

    Those are fabulous rocks Janet. Is it deliberately set out to represent a river as in the Japanese style? I see the beach itself is sandy. Great shot too!

    • I’d have to guess they were put that way on purpose but I don’t know for sure. Behind me are all the fabulous beach houses (mansions, really), then The Strand (the wide, paved walkway we’re on), then a wide strip of “yard” which is what you’re seeing with the rocks and vegetation. After that, the land drops off down to another path along the beach and finally the actual wide beach and, beyond that, the ocean. So people landscape the strip between Strand and drop off. All the long bit to say that I think it’s deliberate as well as to give you perspective on what you’re seeing and not seeing. 🙂

  5. Ally Bean says:

    The colors and textures in this photo are way cool. Nicely done

  6. Toonsarah says:

    The low perspective is very effective 🙂

  7. Love this composition and photo Janet!

  8. Sue says:

    Nice one, Janet!

  9. What a beautiful scene. The horizon seems to stretch out forever, and I love the stone pathway.

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    A really beautifully composed image, Janet!

  11. Being a person who loves rocks, this photo certainly brought a smile. I’ve been known to buy buckets of these rocks. 🙂

  12. Leya says:

    What a pleasing shape of everything! But I would rather not be walking on it.

  13. Resa says:

    Hahaha! Yes, it is a rocky view!

  14. Yes, those smooth rocks – just seeing them – is soothing.. and to touch them is surely a lovely moment!