Sunshine year-round

We hear it all the time: "Southern California doesn't have seasons."

And for those natives, who'd like nothing more than to instinctively retort such perceptions, I suggest you look no further than the image Jeff Beard shot last October. (Yes, that's right … in October.)

"It was a gorgeous day out in Marina del Rey," the photographer writes in an email. "The sun, the waves, the sailboats ... and so decided to get creative and share a slice of LA life."

The image was taken with an Olympus OM-D E—M5.

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