Surf’s Up, Manhattan Beach By Jane LurieMay 23, 2019 ( 45 ) My latest contribution to Monochromia. Manhattan Beach Pier is a great place to catch the action. Monochromia Surf’s Up To see more of my work, please visit my blog here. View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Black and White, Monochromia, Photography, WaterTags: Action, Black and White, California, Fujifilm X-T2, Monochrome, Surfing Related Articles Zig Zag By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 25 ) Dawn To Dusk By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 78 ) Summer in San Francisco By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 23 ) 45 comments › bluebrightly May 30, 2019 • 5:54 pm That’s an interesting one, Jane, because there is so much going on besides the cool surfer. 😉 the water to the left seems like a closeup, and that throws the scale off, which I love. The waves are so perfectly captured, and the stance of the surfer, everything – just wow. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 31, 2019 • 3:55 pm Hi Lynn, Thank you for sharing your reactions to this image. Shooting from above created an unusual perspective – certainly for me in reality, too. I am fascinated with water patterns in general and this shot has all kinds. I am pleased you like this one- an exciting afternoon on the pier. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly June 1, 2019 • 7:31 am The pier – I thought a cliff. In any case, yes from above is great. I’m glad you’re exploring water in detail, you’re in a great place for it. Reply ↓ LisaDay May 26, 2019 • 6:35 am I love how the water sparkles even in black and white. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 26, 2019 • 11:50 am HI Lisa, Me, too. I am rather obsessed with it. 🙂 Thanks so much! Reply ↓ rabirius May 24, 2019 • 10:43 am Excellent picture. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 24, 2019 • 2:49 pm Thank you, Rabirius. 😊 Reply ↓ plaidcamper May 24, 2019 • 7:01 am I love how the water is distinctly different in each quarter. Great shot of a surfer finding his way – I admire the surfers out here, very skilled, and the cold water doesn’t stop them. Thanks, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 25, 2019 • 8:01 am Thanks, Adam. This is a great vantage point from the pier to catch the action. I, too, find the patterns and light in the water fascinating. I’m so glad you like this one! Reply ↓ Sagittarius Viking May 24, 2019 • 5:39 am This is gorgeous Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 25, 2019 • 8:05 am Thanks so much, Maria. It was a beautiful California day. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sagittarius Viking May 25, 2019 • 8:40 am It sure looks like it! Reply ↓ aakanewicloudcom May 24, 2019 • 5:36 am brilliant shot….details r crazy…love the color😜 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 25, 2019 • 8:06 am Thanks so much, April. Colorful in so many ways! 🙂 Reply ↓ Alison and Don May 23, 2019 • 9:13 pm Great shot Jane. Alison Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 9:51 pm Thanks so much, Alison. 😊 Reply ↓ YellowCable May 23, 2019 • 3:44 pm Great vantage point for the picture. Cool! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 5:32 pm Thanks, YC. I was amazed how close they surfed to the pier. Glad you like it. 🏄😄 Reply ↓ sharonsiconictravelphotographyblog May 23, 2019 • 3:42 pm Awesome shot! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 5:31 pm Thanks so much, Sharon. Pleased you enjoyed it. Reply ↓ Michael Scandling May 23, 2019 • 3:05 pm For those in other parts of the world, courtesy of Brian Wilson in 1963: You’d catch ’em surfin’ at Del Mar Ventura County line Santa Cruz and Trestle Australia’s Narabine All over Manhattan And down Doheny Way Everybody’s gone surfin’ Surfin’ USA All of these places are in California, except for the obvious one in Australia. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 3:36 pm Love this, Michael. I used it in one of my posts once. Great minds think alike! 😉🌊🌈 Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman May 23, 2019 • 1:08 pm While Manhattan has no beaches, curiously there’s a Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 3:40 pm Yes, Steve, that is true. 😉 Reply ↓ paula graham May 23, 2019 • 1:04 pm Fab…one word…Fab. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 1:07 pm Thank you so much, Paula. 😊 Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt May 23, 2019 • 11:14 am Where were you when u captured that shot? Wow Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 12:06 pm Hi Linda, On the Manhattan Pier looking down. It was surprising how close some of the surfers were coming to the pilings. Exciting to watch. I’m glad you like it- thanks a lot! Reply ↓ Michael Scandling May 23, 2019 • 10:58 am Great shot!! Side note: The pattern in the roiling water to the left of the frame could make an interesting photograph in itself. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 12:08 pm Thank you, Michael. This pier is such fun. I am fascinated by water patterns, especially in monochrome. Excellent observation on this one. Much appreciated! Reply ↓ robert20359 May 23, 2019 • 10:34 am hi jane, wonderful picture what you post to day. greetings robert Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 12:09 pm Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, Robert. I’m happy you enjoyed this image! Reply ↓ Garry Knight May 23, 2019 • 9:48 am Excellent! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 12:11 pm Thanks very much, Garry! 🙂 Reply ↓ equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 9:23 am I assume Manhattan beach is not on the east coast? Surf is another discipline where young women now excel. I wonder what their great-great-grandmothers would say? 🙂 (Great shot Jane) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 12:18 pm Hi Brian, You’re are correct. It’s a beautiful town in Los Angeles county and a surfers paradise. You do see lots of women surfing there…this happens to be a guy with great hair. 🙂 Thanks so much and great to hear from you. Reply ↓ equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 2:15 pm Always a pleasure to visit Jane. I wish I could do so more often. (I am in the process of “cleaning” my reader) A guy with long hair? haha! I just thought of a picture I just saw of two women surfers in Bali, and one of my nieces who’s an ardent surfer. I will look up Manhattan beach (name sounded vaguely familiar) on the map. L.A. is so big, I would easily get lost. (Almost did once, in fact, many years ago) Cheers. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 3:38 pm Thank you so much, Brian. 😁 Reply ↓ equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 2:21 pm Found it. South of Santa Monica. Thanks. I learned something new. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 3:37 pm That’s great, Brian. Yes! You can hit Malibu the same day, too. ☀️ Reply ↓ equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 3:42 pm I guess so. Traffic permitting. 😉 Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 4:51 pm Indeed. Traffic can be overwhelming there. 😫 equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 5:25 pm I have a personal experience as a kid, driving from San Francisco to San Diego and spending what seemed to be the entire day driving on the L.A. freeway. 🙂 Jane Lurie May 23, 2019 • 5:28 pm I can relate to the freeway being what one remembers about LA, which is a shame but a reality. Still, sounds like a wonderful childhood trip! equinoxio21 May 23, 2019 • 5:30 pm Haha! My first “road trip”. In 65. I was 10-12. 🙂 Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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