Daily Shot on Facebook 1/10/2015

The Shotwell Collection on Facebook

I have taken exactly one photography class – in portraiture. I needed a model for one of the weekly assignments and my friend, Kim Haapala, kindly volunteered to pose. While perhaps not the best technical shot in the lot (at least that’s what my instructor said), I really like how her wonderful, cheerful personality comes through.

Portrait on The Shotwell Collection on Facebook


Local Shot Spots – Anderson Street Water Tower

Local Shot Spots is an online resource created by photographers for photographers. Discover where the shots are, from popular sites to local hidden gems.

The Anderson Street Water Tower rises 87 feet into the air from a 35 square foot lot just off PCH in Sunset Beach. It was built in the late 1800s to service the steam trains that ran from Los Angeles to San Diego. It was rebuilt in the 1940s with a capacity of 75,000 gallons and was used for the area’s water system until 1975. When it was in danger of being demolished in the 1980s, local architects stepped in, got permits and converted it into a 3-story, 2,800 sq. ft. home. It is now available for events and vaction rental at about $5000/week. Real estate info with interior pictures.

Anderson Street Water Tower