Thursday, May 16, 2013
At the top of Bunker Hill overlooking LA Public Library, May 2013 - Shot with Canon 10D, Canon 50mm f1.8, ISO 400,1/1250 @ f 10
A couple weeks back, I went to a photography convention at the convention center in LA. I ended up leaving it because it was a snoozer and there wasn't anything there that interested me. So I walked down Figueroa until I got to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and then went down Grand before cutting over to Hope st until it ended here at the steps of Bunker Hill. This shot was a stitched shot/pano shot that was made from a total of 29 shots. Thanks go out to Susie for giving me the idea to do stitched shots.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Farmland adjecent to Mission Soledad - Soledad, CA, December 2012, Lubitel 2, 75mm f4.5, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO, Yellow Filter
Mission Soledad is smack dab in the middle of a huge farming area. I took this shot using a yellow filter to darken the sky and to make the clouds stand out a bit. Unfortunately, it looks like my thumb was trying to make itself seen in the bottom right corner. It's not too fun going to a place that has a dirt and rock parking lot just after a good rain. At the entrance there was a big mud pit that looked like I would get stuck unless I sped through it fast. Thankfully, I didn't get stuck.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sebastiani Theater, Sonoma, July 2012, Lubitel 2, 75mm f4.5, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO
This was at the very end of the historic El Camino Real. This was about a block away from the last mission which was off to the left here. I love seeing these old towns that have the look of being around before the 50's. Very cool area to check out if you visit the town.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Gizmo, August 2011 - Pentax K1000 w/ SMC Pentax-m 50mm f1.7, CVS Film - aka Repackaged Kodak 200 ISO
This is a friends dog. His name is Gizmo. The friend doesn't treat him like a dog so he is a bit on the bad mannered side unless I am playing with him. He is very protective and uneasy when the owners are around. I've been bit several times because of bad timing on my behalf. I would love a dog like this for sure.
Friday, May 10, 2013
La Purisima Concepcion, Dec 2012 - Shot with Canon 10D, Canon 50mm f1.8, ISO 400,1/1250 @ f 10
This was a mini aqueduct the natives built to bring the water down to the village from the cistern just about a hundred yards away. Make sure to bring a bag full of salt when you visit this mission. It was on Ghost Adventures and creepy as hell when you walk around the buildings. Fair warning. :-)
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Noble Ale Works 2 year Anniversary, Feb 2013 - Shot with Canon 10D, Canon 50mm f1.8, ISO 400,1/100 @ f 2.5
This was a really fun event at one of the two, and current favorite, local breweries. They had four cask style beers that day. The brewery is located across the street from Angel Stadium, So, they try to get the mayor of Anaheim down to support a great company. This is the Mayor about to tap the fourth and final cask of the day. It was a wonderful black IPA. If you are in the area, they have great beer and awesome service from all of the servers, the brewmaster and the owner.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Norwalk Metrolink Station, Norwalk CA Fall 2011. Pentax K1000, 50mm f1.7 lens, Ilford HP5+ ISO 400
This is one of my favorite looking train stations I've been to yet. Hopefully I will rectify that in a few weeks as I pass through at least 20 more on my trek back east. I took this one for my first photo class while I was waiting for the train to pick me up so I could get home. Unfortunately, I had no idea as to what I liked in an image back then and it lacks strong contrast.