In approaching the creation of these images, I thought of the aesthetically pleasing visuals of Watermark, the film created by Edward Burtynsky. The visuals that stuck out to me were very dynamic and utilized contrast, whether it be through color or tonality. There was also a sense of scale when it came to the environments being shown in film. All the environments show in the film dealt with water, so I chose to depict the landscape of Downtown Oceanside, the closest water environment that I could think of. Much has been changing in the city of Oceanside. Gentrification has been a real serious issue, but I’m glad some things still remain untouched.