Allen Taylor Photography

Newport Beach Portraits and Global Warming

Sometimes it’s great to just get out there to photograph and work with models, make up artists, designers and other fellow photographers.

I love finding great locations and posing models to create a kool look and feel. So last weekend I did just that in Newport when a local group I’m part of organized a meet up.

Newport is a great beach community with a lot of fun places to see and do. Check it out here.

However, sometimes a small part of the year it can get cold when there is an off shore flow and the clouds and wind blows in. I know, I know I grew up in Seattle and should be used to it.

Okay I admit it, I’ve been in the Los Angeles area too long and have become acclimatized, used to the warm weather, simply a wimp.

When it is a bit chilly here (for here) in Southern California I sometimes wonder how I used to walk to school or to the bus stop in the rain and wind when it was below 50 or 40 degrees . Okay I’m sounding old, but I didn’t mention the snow-oops.

So I found myself down near the shore near the Balboa Pier and it started to get around 60.  Then the wind kicked in and I was starting to grumble to myself about the cold.

I’m feeling a bit chilled and then I look up from behind my camera at one of these great models. Going where I ask and holding poses in mostly thin clothing, in the now stiff breeze, and cold. I realize I have nothing to complain about. I have a jacket and I can put my hands in my pockets when ever I want. I don’t even have to smile.

Thank you to everyone involved, especially the models, who hung in there and did a great job!

Allen Taylor Photography

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