Carlsbad Lifeguard Stand

| August 19, 2010
A lifeguard with a huge responsibility

A lifeguard with a huge responsibility

This lifeguard stand is perched on the Pacific Coast Highway on a small cliff just above a beach in Carlsbad, California. I had to stand in the middle of the highway to get the shot. Fortunately for me, there were not many cars out at 6:00am. I stay right across the street from the beach when I am in town and I have always liked the silhouette of this stand against the sky and ocean. The clouds that morning made for an interesting backdrop and the thought of a lone lifeguard surveilling the entire ocean struck me as a bit funny.

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  1. AutumnLeaves says:

    Gorgeous photo, Lee. I was tickled by your sense of humor as well. Much as the little boy with his finger in the dike moment.

    At any rate, surprised to see this lifeguard stand so close to the street. Images of Baywatch running through my head!

  2. Dana Cooper says:

    I LOVE this photo Lee…may have to run down to Carlsbad to get a shot too, but I guarantee it wouldn’t be from the middle of the street…leave that to the professionals!

  3. Lee says:

    Thanks for the comments! It is funny how the more I shoot the more I want to get the photo from the right vantage point. I am starting to get picky these days!