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Behind the Shot
Who wouldn’t love a weekend getaway that mingles boat rides, golf cart rentals, ocean play, and plenty of ice cream and frozen drinks? Those are just a few of the highlights from the adventures Sharon Williams enjoys with her young son, Bode, at Catalina Island.
Just 20-something miles from Los Angeles—yet far from the hustle and bustle of the big city—Catalina invites visitors and locals alike to indulge in the charms of a slower pace of life. The entry point to the island is Avalon Harbor, a picturesque inlet teeming with boats bobbing under a blue sky. The Catalina Casino, a recognizable landmark since 1929, offers a warm welcome from nearby.
“My passion for landscape and fine art photography grew from taking my son on trips and documenting them,” Sharon says. “During this vacation, we puttered up the hill in a golf cart and sat for a while at the overlook—watching the boats go in and out of the harbor.”
Bode shares a passion for photography with his mom and often suggests artistic compositions of the island scenery. “It’s one of his favorite places to go,” she says, “and looking at this shot reminds me of the enjoyment we both share when exploring and enjoying Catalina.”
Interior designers often request Catalina imagery from Sharon for their clients. This print would look great in your home or office as well!