Jefferson Graham

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

By Jefferson Graham I’m always chasing sunsets, especially in the winter. They’re the best free light show anywhere, and as a photographer, trust me, people respond more to sunset shots than anything else. How to photograph a great sunset? You’ve come to the right place.  There is arguably no better sunset spot in the South Bay than […]

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The great bi-annual Manhattan Beach “Pierhenge”

The great bi-annual Manhattan Beach “Pierhenge”

By Jefferson Graham Evelyn Schmitt stood her ground under the Manhattan Beach Pier on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, to get lead position for that bi-annual event known to local photographers as Pierhenge.  On November 14, in case you missed it, the sun set perfectly in-between the two pillars of the Pier, making for a killer […]

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11/13/20 Manhattan Beach sunset

11/13/20 Manhattan Beach sunset

Here’s how it looked from under the Pier on Friday, November 13, 2020, with the sun peeking through underneath.       

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Day of the dead in the time of coronavirus

Day of the dead in the time of coronavirus

Day of the Dead in the time of coronavirus De Alba family invites customers to join in Day of the Dead remembrances by Ruth Stroud During a visit to Tomatillo Mexican Grill at the end of October, we found a large, colorful photo display with framed pictures of deceased family members and friends, decorated skulls […]

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The last sunset: 11/12/20

The last sunset: 11/12/20

We saw reds, blues and a few clouds for sunset in Redondo Beach on 11/12/20. The viewing spot: the Redondo Beach Pier.   A

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Last night’s sunset

Sunsets are already great in the South Bay, some better than others. Here’s how Wednesday’s sunset looked like from Hermosa Beach.  To see more sunset shots and photographs of the South Bay, check out my photo galleries at http://www.jeffersongraham.net and please sign up for the Photowalks newsletter http://jeffersongraham.substack.com

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Good morning surf!

Good morning surf!

Good morning Monday!

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November: prime time for amazing beach sunsets

November: prime time for amazing beach sunsets

By Jefferson Graham It happens every year like clockwork. Consistent,  amazing beach sunsets out here in the South Bay every November and December. Life moves on, and we forget about them. Then, when the next to last month of the year comes back into our lives again, we remember. Again. #Wow! Just a friendly reminder today […]

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Early in-person voting in the South Bay now open

Early in-person voting in the South Bay now open

  Early in-person voting in the South Bay has begun and will continue through Monday at 7 p.m. Then official voting day kicks off Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m. Beach Cities voting locations Friday, Oct. 30 through Monday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. […]

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Low light photography with the iPhone 12 Pro

Low light photography with the iPhone 12 Pro

By Jefferson Graham Interested in the new Apple iPhone 12 and 12 Pro? The biggest selling points are connections to the new, supposedly faster 5G wireless standard (it’s not any faster), a glass that’s “4X” less likely to break (we haven’t tested that one yet) and the ability to photograph in lower light conditions. I […]

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Boozing it Up in the City of Angels

Boozing it Up in the City of Angels

by Jefferson Graham For over 35 years Richard Foss has been quietly slipping into South Bay- restaurants and telling us the good, bad and ugly about their fare. But for Foss, there’s more than just what’s on table. The Peninsula magazine and Easy Reader  food critic is also a food historian, and he’s carved out […]

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Roundhouse Aquarium goes virtually around the world

Roundhouse Aquarium goes virtually around the world

by Jefferson Graham The Roundhouse Aquarium on the Manhattan Beach Pier has been closed to the public since March. But it is educating more people about the ocean now than it was prior to the pandemic. The pandemic has created an opportunity for school districts to break up their endless Zoom classes.  “Pre-COVID, we were […]

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Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair goes virtual, sort of

Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair goes virtual, sort of

By Jefferson Graham By the time you read this, you might be expecting to get ready for an early morning Saturday run and long stroll up and down Valley and Ardmore Avenues to see photos of the Pier, fashions, student art and beach motif at the annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. But COVID put a […]

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Beach morning photo, 10/2/20

Beach morning photo, 10/2/20

Good morning Manhattan Beach, 6:27 a.m. on 10/2/2020. By Jefferson Graham for the Beach Mornings Photowalks series, which documents those pre-dawn hours, usually in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach, before the crowds arrive. Instead, it’s a small collection of surfers, birds, joggers, walkers and cyclists.

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“The Trades:” A look back at the Hollywood newspaper war of the 1980s

“The Trades:” A look back at the Hollywood newspaper war of the 1980s

By Jefferson Graham Stop the presses! Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, the two longtime Hollywood trade publications, are now corporate siblings. Wow! This is like Coke swallowing Pepsi. Or Toyota bringing Nissan into the fold. Hard to believe. The company that owns Variety snapped up THR as well. Read on and you’ll see why I […]

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