Susan Blanda

I so enjoy watching the surfers in So Cal and taking their photos as they celebrate a love of their fabulous sport. They possess a reverence for the ocean like I've never experienced. And, being among them always brings great energy to body and soul. Though I can't join them in the water due to back issues, I feel so blessed to share the beauty of their days through my photos. ❀️

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2017.09.30. 19:18



2017.09.30. 20:45
Beautiful quiet strength/confidence coming off this one!! Sweet work Susan


2017.09.30. 21:24
Thanks Arthur. So love hearing your feedback. Your kind support made my day!


2017.10.01. 00:38
Always love seeing your beautiful photo talent @susanblanda! I love the surf photography also.


2017.10.01. 01:46
Love the atmosphere


2017.10.01. 02:18
Great shot! I would love to learn to surf! Looks like so much fun. We had a chance to watch surfers on the North Carolina coast this past week. Hurricane Maria caused the unusually large waves.


2017.10.01. 02:41
πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ Yes, I feel the same, Susan! I wrote a story for @passionpassport if you would like to read about my affinity to the ocean and surfers. Link in my bio! πŸ€“


2017.10.01. 03:23
@bluemoodz Thank you for letting me know. I will check it out! ❀️


2017.10.01. 03:29
@bluemoodz Great article Theresa. And love your photos! ❀️


2017.10.01. 03:30
@bigbobangles Deep thanks πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»


2017.10.01. 03:30
@ellocofish Thanks so much! ❀️❀️❀️


2017.10.01. 03:31
@susanblanda Thank you very much for taking the time to read it. So happy to have found your feed today! πŸ–€πŸ’™


2017.10.01. 03:32
@reason_to_sing Wow. You should try surfing Karyn. I'm sure you'd do great! I saw one of your beach photos today. So beautiful! Happy to hear you like my beach photo too. 🌹❀️🌹


2017.10.01. 04:22
@bluemoodz Really loved your piece. I love to write but do not have anything current to post. I aim to write more short posts to include with my images. Thanks for introducing yourself today. Happy to have found a kindred spirit on IG and look forward to following your work. ❀️


2017.10.01. 05:24
Excellent Susan


2017.10.01. 05:26
@morganmiller77 Warm thanks Morgan. So appreciate your positive feedback. ❀️


2017.10.05. 21:48
Awesome gallery. Love your work.


2017.11.05. 02:36
I love your surfing photos ! πŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ„πŸ»β€β™€οΈ πŸ’œ


2017.11.05. 05:18
@sonomaliz Thank you so much. My I am intrigued and inspired by the surf culture. So happy you enjoy my work! ❀️


2017.11.05. 05:19
@rommelparada1 Thank you. The feeling is mutual. Love your images! ❀️


2017.11.05. 05:21
@susanblanda Do you surf yourself? The photos have a retro feel to them that I love.


2017.11.05. 18:03
@sonomaliz I use to boogie board but I can't do that anymore or surf due to arthritis. My husbands surfs, however. And I love hanging out at the beach and taking photos while he's in the water. Thanks so much for your supportive feedback. ❀️


2017.11.17. 22:45
stunning πŸ’œ



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