20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Watch the Water

This picture was taken inside of a lifeguard tower in Los Angeles County, Zuma beach, which is considered part of Malibu. The architectural design of the light blue lifeguard tower, the typical "red rescue can" hanging from the tower on the left side, and the binoculars with its accompanying shadow along with the brilliant cloud formation in front of the tower, gives the onlooker a perspective of what the view would be like for a L.A. County lifeguard at that moment. The absence of beachgoers along with the low tide provides a feeling of serenity in the moment.

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Date Taken: 10.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Malibu, Ca, United States of America
Copyright: © Mark Mehrali