Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 223 - Oct. 7, 2011

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 min.
9 pounds 
842.1 pounds total

I enjoy setting up a shot, playing with the camera for a few seconds during a cleanup. But yesterday, after I looked up from this photo, I noticed the trashed beach from Tuesday's heavy rain. 

I quickly took a few more shots to get the gist of the damage and got to work. Some nights, I race against the clock, head down, a possible scowl on my face. I wonder what I look like to people framing the perfect sunset in their lens? 

Foul, trash strewn beach brought to you in part by Nestle...and Coke, and Pepsi, and...

Tuesday during the First Flush rain, I collected 21.9 pounds in 20 minutes, making 9 pounds look like a lightweight night.

But 9 pounds is still 9 pounds and three days later...