Friday, September 1, 2017

Hunting for giants at Huntington Beach...

Some days I think I have a pretty incredible life here in Southern California which resembles nothing like my old life in the U.K. I spend my days blogging, visiting costume exhibits, photographing billboards for a living and sometimes even hunting giants along the beach.

Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
The shoreline in question was Huntington Beach, where I usually take our Yellow Labrador Cooper to play along the sand and surf, but this time around I was on assignment to capture some images of a fantastical prop build for Clash of Clans.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
I have to say I felt kind of guilty making the 90 mile roundtrip and not taking Cooper with me to the dog beach, but this giant was to be found on the humans-only beach up near Lifeguard Tower 15 and it was far too hot a day for dogs in the sun.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
The installation for the online game looked pretty amazing from every angle as he basked in the sun as it broke through the morning haze.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
In the distance behind the wooden giant was also a selection of water cannons for beach visitors to soak each other and cool off.
This particular publicity stunt creature was built by the clever people at Atomic Props & Effects who create all manner of unique 3D props and special effects for brands and advertisers who want to really stand out, or engage their customers in fun way.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
It's always a treat to visit the beach, and you forget how lucky you are at times to live in California with all these sandy shores, but there's one thing I never get used to, it's the oil rigs out to sea and the industrial factories and plants that can be found next to these miles long beaches spoiling the horizon or the local beauty.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
Anyway I digress. Initially this giant was only going to be lazing on the beach for four days, but not his time has been extended though Labor Day and I'm sure those water cannons will be welcome this weekend with he soaring temperatures.
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
If you get a chance be sure to pay him a visit and get a photo with him, he's quite friendly. In fact, he told me he likes children (but couldn't eat a whole one).
Clash of Clans Giant Huntington Beach
Anyway, however you enjoy this long American holiday weekend I hope it's stress-free and filled with fun, and if you get a moment, consider making a donation to all the charities and emergency services helping all the people in Texas after the damage and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

And if you're living in L.A., keep cool and don't let this heatwave get you down this weekend...

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