For my 16th birthday, I spent the night in Santa Cruz with two of my best friends. I took this photo from the balcony of our hotel room. At 7 a.m., the fog hadn't lifted yet, and the pier looked as if it disappeared into the clouds. From first glance, it's a simplistic concept, but the drama of the black and white and the light-dark gradient from one end of the pier to the other add a surreal, mysterious aura.
2017 guide to summer camps
Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.