Sean and I have annual DISNEYLAND passes – HURRAY! It has been amazing. The amount of photo opportunities… it’s mind blowing. I started posting ones I liked as I took them, but soon realized there were just too many! So now I’m also doing a monthly “Best of Disney” blog. Sorry if you’ve seen some of these photos before.
Posted in Places and Spaces
Tagged anaheim, california, DCA, disney, disney california adventure, disneyland, double exposure, hipstamatic, iPhone, iphoneography, parade, play parade, rides, theme park, tourism, travel
Another month has gone by! Here are my favorite photos from May. I’ve decided to separate my Disneyland photos into a different post, because there are just too many!
Make Music Pasadena! What a cool event. Tons of stages and hundreds of musicians right in the middle of downtown. It was a lot of fun. I was only around for a little bit, but I got some shots of Hunter Hunted, We Are Scientists and a few others.
Light Bringer Project, the nonprofit I currently work for, manages this crazy awesome parade: The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade. These photos are a little over a month old, but that’s ok! It was hard to pick the best ones, because every photo was different and there were SO many… characters out there. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is held every year (ish) in Pasadena. It is a wonderful expression of individuality, creativity and community camaraderie. What kind of parade is the Doo Dah Parade? What kind of entries are there? Well, anything and everything goes! Keeping it family friendly, of course. People do whatever they want and it is pretty amazing.
Yeah, that’s me. Happy as can be in a cupcake car.
Staked out a good spot and stayed there! Soaking up A LOT of sun
Posted in Light Bringer Project
Tagged community, crazy, doo dah, doo dah parade, east pasadena, parade, pasadena, pasadena doo dah, street, unique, wild
WELL. It’s June. I have failed at updating all my photos! I definitely want to do a better job from now on. I’ve been using Tumblr a ton, because it’s pretty easy and quick to update. So be sure to follow me there! I’ll also be posting more on my Facebook page (and of course, I use Instagram and Twitter @tinycalifornian). What’s good is I have plenty of content to update all my social media outlets! For now, here are my best from April. Yes, April…
For the first time in a long time, I found myself riding passenger through the grapevine. It was pretty stormy, which was great because it lead to some interesting pictures. Most of these were taken with Hipstamatic.
MORE BASEBALL. Between Spring Training, Dodger games, and UCLA baseball, I have SO MANY baseball photo. At this particular training game between the Giants and the Angels, I decided to shoot everything except the pitchers and the batters (although, I put in one pitching photo, because I really liked it). It made the game more interesting to photograph and I definitely expanded my baseball portfolio.
Yeah, I see you lookin’ at me.
While the boys sat around at TWO baseball games back to back, my mom and I explored Scottsdale. What a wonderful ART centered city! Old town Scottsdale has plenty of folk art shops, selling ‘made in America’ crafts. This is typical of all those southwestern cities. What isn’t typical? A whole street of fine art galleries a block away! Once we hit the waterfront, it was public art galore! Did you know Scottsdale has more than 50 pieces of public installation art? Awesome. There was a street festival with a ton of booths, full of local art and artists. I thought, ‘Wow! How lucky are we that this is happening while we are in town!” I asked a lady how often the artist festival takes place. “Every Thursday and Saturday year round.” WHAT? Again – awesome. This city is truly providing opportunities for their artists.
The first installation I noticed was a collection of dye filled balls in the river. As the water moves and the balls roll around, the dye moves inside dispersing color - The river creates the art. There were also hundreds of electric flowers in pots and large white, mesh balls you could get inside. My favorite installation was the umbrella one. Umbrellas were hung upside down and water dripped down from them. More umbrellas were provided for the public to use to stay dry as they walked down the rainy pathway. Using an umbrella to stay dry as you walk under other umbrellas that are raining? Love it.
I’m still on track! Taking new photos every day (New Years Resolution). I recently drove from Bakersfield to Pasadena and got a bunch of great shots. A majority of my March favorites are from that day. I’ll probably do a whole post with those photos. Also, you’ll see an interesting bowling photo. I will definitely be doing a post with all those photos. I absolutely love them. I worked a lot with Hipstamatic, double exposure, and long exposure.
I’ve been posting photos every day on my Instagram/Twitter @tinycalifornian and my Tumblr (http://tinycalifornian.tumblr.com) Please follow me if you don’t already!
Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure (long exposure)
King Arthur’s carousel in Disneyland (double exposure)
Table setting at Norooz Pasadena, the Iranian New Years celebration
I’m always intrigued by the nature/urban landscape mix
Posted in Photo A Day
Tagged baseball, bowling, disney, double exposure, grapevine, hipstamatic, instagram, iPhone, long exposure, macro, new years resolution, photo a day, southern california, travel
What a thrilling six hour drive! Honestly though, it was kind of cool to see all the wind turbines.
Posted in Travel
Tagged arizona, barren, cactus, dessert, freeway, I-10, LA, landscape, Los Angeles, phoenix, power, turbine, wind, wind power