Photographer's Note

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is an amazing place with old fashion rides and now some new and modern amusement park rides. Having free admission and being on the beach makes this place magical.
Also at the Boardwalk you can find the best greasiest, and most calorie rich junk food. Beside the boardwalk, Santa Cruz is well known for its world famous surfing culture and laid back attitude.

Santa Cruz is also home to KidPower an organization which "helps people of all ages and abilities be successful in learning and practicing personal safety, confidence, self-protection and advocacy skills. The skills we teach help participants prevent or stop most bullying, molestation, assault and abduction." This organization is very dear to me nad brings me back to Santa Cruz when ever i can.

Santa Cruz is one of my husband’s favorite places. So for his birthday (which is on thanksgiving weekend) we decided to spend a couple of days here, and meet some friends. As we waited in the nearly deserted boardwalk (it had rained and because of the holiday none of the rides were operating). I was interested in taking a photo of the reflection of the spider that sits atop of the haunted house. I was engrossed in the puddle when our friends came walking into my shot. I liked the results.

Photo was cropped, originally did not mean to do a square crop but I liked it and lft as is. Layers, contrast, and colors adjusted, resized incrementally and sharpened. There are some over exposed areas on the buildings and I tried with poor results burning them.

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Viewed: 2024
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Additional Photos by ana cristina garaventa (snuggleaphagus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 131 N: 1077] (4146)
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