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Malibu

my home, my muse

Story by Mike Levine June 1st, 2015

Beach life

I live in Eastern Malibu on what they call a wet beach since you can only walk on it at low tide. But when that happens and the light is right, it can be a magical time to walk as you make your way through the exposed barnacle-covered rocks dodging the incoming tide as you go.

Early morning light.
Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow,
Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow
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Big Rock
Blustery day after a storm.
Fishing
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After a storm.
A neighbor has whimsical cows on his roof.
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Stand up paddlers meet at sea.
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Sunrise
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Malibu Pier
Surfrider Beach in Malibu
County Line in Malibu
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Legacy Park
Legacy Park in Malibu with fantastic mosaic sculptures.
Legacy Park
Malibu Pier
Bluffs Park in Malibu
Pepperdine University in Malibu
Pepperdine University lawn on September 11.
Super Moon over Malibu with Santa Monica Pier off in the distance.
At work in the Bu

Last Look

A last look on March 11, 2015 from Las Flores Beach just before it got too dark to take photos. Malibu had been in the grip of a rather persistent marine layer all day until it dissipated right before sunset revealing some beachcombers on Dog Beach, Point Dume and a magnificent Turner Sky.

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Happy New Year - An ephemeral moment

This was a singular moment the day after New Year’s while walking on the beach near Big Rock at low tide. The winter sun suddenly appeared below the cloud cover before setting and the beach erupted with light and color. It only lasted for a few minutes and then it was dark.

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Fisheye Malibu Pier
Footnote: All photos taken by Mike Levine with a Sony NEX-7 camera.
Malibu, CA, United States