Southern California

NoSima Chalk Bags

Sea to Summit Productions recently had the pleasure of climbing and filming with Nicole Pellegrini of NoSima and a few select climbing friends. 

In the short film, Nicole discusses the origins of her company, and the joys of climbing. 

 

Director: Benny Haddad.  

Cinematographer: Matthew Parent

Editor: Jon Berry

Early Mornings

You'll hear it over and over again: The best light, especially for landscapes, is right around sunrise, or sunset.  But unless you have a client paying you to do so, or you have a very specific shot in mind, it can be very difficult to motivate yourself to get out of your warm comfy bed before the sun is up.  Sometimes though I find that it's worth doing so, just to remind yourself that you can. Just so that it comes natural when you do  have that very specific shot in mind.  It's our extra effort that sets us apart from the crowds.  

Here are the results of my deciding to make the effort to wake up extra early on a Sunday morning just to play with my camera.  I wasn't disappointed.  

 

 

The California Coast and the setting moon during "blue hour." 

The California Coast and the setting moon during "blue hour." 

The setting moon in a sky made pink by the rising sun.  

The setting moon in a sky made pink by the rising sun.  

Dawn Patrol: Surfers also understand the benefits of being out for sunrise. 

Dawn Patrol: Surfers also understand the benefits of being out for sunrise. 

Glassy waves in the dawn calm.  

Glassy waves in the dawn calm.  

Workout With a View

Are you the kind of person that appreciates a view while you work out?

While I'm sure lots of us would prefer to wake up every morning and spend the day in the mountains, sometimes that's just not an option.  But if you live in LA, that doesn't mean that you have to content yourself with grey streets or a musty gym.  We are lucky enough to have lots of great outdoor spaces to keep in mountain shape.  One of the best is right in the middle of the city.  Welcome to Baldwin Hills Scenc Overlook, just off of Jefferson Blvd. 

You can take either the longer, winding, 1.25 mile path, or the steep 282 steps straight to the top. Either way, once you get there, you'll be rewarded with a great view of the city. Rinse and repeat!

Bonus: Zoom in on the photo and see if you can find the Hollywood Sign.