We live in Costa Mesa, Ca, about 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The weather is nice almost everyday. As a photographer, I can find something to shoot everyday including the ocean, beaches, missions, flowers, boats, beach city architecture, and more. I just need to get out there and "do it." Like many photographers, I am busy planning my next photography trip, rather than just looking around my own area. I plan to take more "local" photos in the upcoming months.