DescriptionI was at an out of the way water park and the taxis back to town had stopped running. I would need to hike back about 6-8 miles to get back. No problem for a Marine but storm clouds started forming and I was carrying my expensive Medium format camera and only a tee shirt to cover it. About two miles into the hike it sprinkled a bit and then the clouds parted and this palm was illuminated by a wedge of golden light. I was going crazy trying to set up a shot before the clouds closed again. Of the two shots I got one was too bleary. About a 1/4 mile after this shot a farmer was leaving his home to go into town and I got a ride in the back of his pick-up. It rained heavy about 1/2 mile from town but I was able to shield my camera with my body and made it to my hotel shortly after. I remember playing a Bach or Beethoven melody in my head as I took this inspirational image.
Larry Costales, Lake Elsinore Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement A self taught photographer, I do actor head shots and portraits for money and fine art images for myself and love of the art. Due to my military duty that took me away from home on five year long tours, after 20 years I am still an undiscovered actor. No regrets, I even served one year in Kuwait as a contractor because I still felt a need to support our troops. I specialize in color and texture and while I was in Kuwait I expanded my art to include some people. I always try to capture some sort of mood or emotion in my images that I hope you notice and are effected by. A few of my images are first place award winners, others have yet to be submitted for competition. Please leave a comment and let me know what images you liked. If your a LA Dodger fan I can be seen on You Tube- 2007 commercials. Look for "Miracle Toast".