We moved down to the beach for the next series. While we waited for the heavy lugging to be done, Ariel did shots of the models on a lifeguard tower, right in front of the Keep Off sign. Oh, my Girl Scout heart did lurch. I prefer to go my own way on a lot of things, but I do generally follow the rules. Keep off the grass? Okay. (This will come into play again…)
Aren’t the models cute? Did you recognize the book Julio is holding? Why, it’s Thermal Physics by Kittel and Kroemer, of course.
And then we went to a spot where I liked the backdrop of the former natural bridge, which has eroded into two narrow outcroppings. (I’m sideways to the scene in the photo below, so you can’t see it here.)
Ariel had brought a drum and a guitar, and there was music and dancing. Very entertaining for the elderly beach strollers, judging by the staring that was going on.
At this point, a park ranger truck pulled up and asked us whether we had a permit to shoot. I confess that I have committed a sin of omission. I was not the one who said it was a student project, but I did not correct the person who said that.
I looked it up later, because I wanted to retroactively pay the permit fee. It turns out that there’s no charge; the city just wants to make sure that a commercial photo shoot has insurance. We did! We do! Sorry, Mr. Ranger!
I still feel icky about this. Girl Scout through and through.