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I took this photo on one of my trips to the United States. My sister and her family used to live in the US and we decided to take a road trip along the California coast that summer. We planned to drive from south all the way up to north. I had a flight from Istanbul to LA and they were going to fly from Chicago, and we would meet there. It was the weekend of 4th of July and as expected all domestic flights had delays. I arrived in LA in the afternoon, it seemed I had a few hours before they arrived due to delays. So, I picked up my gear and rushed to the beach.
All the blue and turquoise tones of the Pacific and the smell of the ocean were fascinating. Being at the beach was refreshing and rejuvenating after a long 15-hour flight. I started taking photos - waves, surfers, beach.
This was probably the last photo I took that day. It was a moment when the beach got less crowded and the clouds would form blue, painting like patterns filling the whole sky. I loved the match of the blue clouds and the color of the ocean with its white foamy waves and golden sand. I sat on the sand and watched the view for a while, breathing in the ocean breeze.
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