Day 95 – Frank Gehry’s House

I’ve been meaning to shoot this house for awhile, I see tours come by during weekends to see Frank Ghery’s house (the renowned architect responsible for such building as the Disney Hall in downtown LA, Guggenheim, etc.).  He lives just around the corner from me and I pass his place everyday.  It’s quite an interesting… Read More

Day 93 – Golden Calf?

Today my daughter and I went to Bergamot Station (http://bergamotstation.com).  The Bergamot Station currently houses several art galleries but from 1875 to 1953, it was a railroad station serving the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad followed by the Santa Monica Air Line, according to Wikipedia. Of the many art exhibits, I thought this one was… Read More

Day 90 – Wheeeee!

Today we had a nice ‘Afternoon Delight’ with a little bounce house fun!  Not a bad way to break up the ‘monotony’ of the week for a two year old! (like any day is monotonous for an active and imaginative two year old!).  As I’m learning the appropriate “creatively correct” exposure, not just the perfect… Read More

Day 89 – Lifeguard Tower 7

I made it to Day 90 of an exposure per day!  Tonight is pretty windy and there’s a huge American Flag that I was going to shoot tonight, but somehow, I got turned around and ended up heading North on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway).  So before the twilight blue was completely gone, I pulled over… Read More

Day 87 – Peace

Gave double exposure a try today, blend mode is “Light”.  First picture was daughter’s hand in a peace sign against a bright sky, with the second exposure being a rose. “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 Happy resurrection… Read More

Day 86 – Footprints

Mommy and Li’l Jammers footprints side by side.  We had a wonderful day playing beach volleyball with the family, walking along the beach, playing football, petting doggies, and eating a lot of food!  As we were walking along the beach, my wife noticed our little one’s footprints and walked along side.  It reminds of the… Read More

Day 83 – Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one interesting place, especially at night.  The “nomads, hobos, vagabonds, urban campers, bohemians, hippies, housefree, houseless, van dwellers, travelers, etc.,” as expressed by @StandAloneHobo, the tourists, the teenage runaways, the locals, and the yuppies hitting the local restaurants.  I love the artwork/graffiti throughout the city.  The “Venice” sign illuminates the little main… Read More

Day 82 – Malibu

Took the boys into Malibu tonight to enjoy the sunset.  I figured with daylight savings time, the extended daylight hours I would miss traffic.  I was wrong!  With the California Incline still closed, going down Chattaqua was tight.  We were originally going to head up to Leo Carillo to see the tide pools, cave and… Read More

Day 80 – Urban Camping?

Living in Southern California where the weather is pretty nice nearly all year long, we have our issues with “homeless”.  It’s an interesting dilemma as I think the homeless can be broken out into three major buckets: A) Mentally ill, B) Addicts/Alcoholics (probably a sub classification of “A”), and C) those that are down due… Read More

Day 73 – Johnnie’s

I met with a friend in Culver City tonight and on the way home, I drove by Johnnie’s.  I’ve eaten here a few times and have driven by several times.  I don’t know why, maybe it’s the neon and the nostalgia, but there’s something about this place that I’m drawn to.  Didn’t eat here tonight,… Read More

Day 69 – Ingo’s

Something about this building I really enjoy.  I love the little Vienna bakery – they have the most amazing cakes.  I’m captivated by the art deco feel of the building and the neon sign. I was on my way home and quickly pulled over to snap this one.  Unfortunately, I only had my 70-200, so… Read More

Day 60 – Barr Soap

We Barrs really ‘clean up’! HA!  Anyone? Hello?  Is thing on?  I’ll be here for the rest of the year, tip your waitress!  🙂  Day 60 and I’ve been consistent now for 2 months.  I will be taking some refresher courses in OCF (Off Camera Flash) this week so beginning this weekend I will be… Read More

Day 59 – LA in the Fog

Today I got up a bit early and headed to Griffith Park Observatory to watch the sun rise.  It’s roughly a 35 minute drive from the Westside and unfortunately, I got there after the sun already broke above the horizon, but still during the golden hour.  Seeing downtown submerged in the fog was a great… Read More