Overlooked LB: Early morning walks through a sleepy Bixby Knolls

Videographer Jesse Lopez is also a talented photographer. He recently submitted a group of photos to #OverlookedLB that he took on his morning walks through Bixby Knolls, usually when it’s dark or the sun is just beginning to show itself. Here, he captures sleepy scenes on Atlantic Avenue, San Antonio Drive, Bixby Road and Long Beach Boulevard.

His walks are part of his goal to exercise more as a participant of The Long Beach Losers, a competition put on by Belmont Shore community member Justin Rudd. Although Lopez said he’s “not always terribly excited to be up so early” he enjoys the streets when they’re empty and quiet.

“I really enjoy playing with space in my photos,” Lopez said. “I love trying to create depth of field with my iPhone and find angles I’ve never seen before.”

Instagram: @thismeltingsnow
Website: www.thismeltingsnow.com

To submit your own photography excursion to Overlooked LB, email [email protected] 5–10 photos with captions, a photo of yourself, your name and general location, a 100- to 200-word description of your walk through town and any social media platforms you’d like mentioned.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

Photo by Jesse Lopez for Overlooked LB.

And here’s the man about town himself. Don’t forget to submit a photo of you (yes, you!) in your submission to Overlooked LB.

Jesse Lopez. Courtesy Jesse Lopez.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.
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