I have always loved the water.

When I was a kid, my parents had to drag me out of the oceans. Summers at Cape Cod were a dream that I didn't want to end but sadly always did.

Later on, I visited our town beach in Connecticut and got to know the Jersey shore, with its boardwalk enticements and day badges on bathing suits.

When I moved to Los Angeles for my journalism career, I began exploring California's many beaches. A local editor job for AOL's Patch sites ignited my passion for photography, still going strong years later.

On this site, you will find many shots of the ocean and people frolicking in it, often on a surfboard.

Prints are available for purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Diane Garrett