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Another Sunday, another day at Jackie Robinson Stadium! Between Dodger games and UCLA, I’ve photographed a lot of baseball. I’m trying to figure out new and creative ways to photograph the game. I’m kind of tired of pitcher / hitter shots – I’m sure you are too! I played with my iPhone a little more. I have a tiltshift app, which looks cool, but I’m pretty disappointed with the small file size! They are like mini photos, haha. I also played around with the double-exposure feature in Hipstamatic. I’m really liking that one.
While riding the Metro to the Natural History Museum (check out the post below!), I was inspired to photograph out the window. I think I’m going to take a day and just ride various Metro lines around, photographing as I go. All of these are from the Gold Line.
I got to be a chaperone! It’s so weird when adult things like that happen to me. We took two Room 13 creative studios (Don’t know what Room 13 is? It’s international and amazing. You MUST read about it.) to the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, Los Angeles. It was so much fun! The best part? We took public transportation to get there. The main purpose of the trip was for the young artists to explore their Los Angeles community. Because they are all too young to drive, we showed them the independence that comes with traveling on the Metro. It was a learning experience for all. The museum itself was super cool too – I’d never been there. We had plenty of chaperones, so I ran around with my camera!
Another weekend at UCLA My family and I headed out to Jackie Robinson Stadium. It was a complete wipe out. While the game wasn’t that exciting, what was exciting was the pitcher! Grant Watson #12 has been my brother’s friend since elementary school and they have managed to stay close over all these years. This game was his first time as starting pitcher! He pitched 6 innings for the win. Way to go Grant!
Sean and I had another adventurous weekend! We learned how to use the LA metro system and took it to Chinatown. There just so happened to be a celebration of the Chinese New Year going on! We got to see the dragon dancers and a MILLION people. Confetti canons blasted and littered the streets. We also walked down to the local Taoist temple – surprisingly cool. I bought some trinkets and took these photos!
In September, 2012 I watched a jet plane carry the Endeavor on it’s Goodbye Tour over the US. I sat on the roof of Castle Green and waited hours to catch it with my zoom lens. Because Pasadena has the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, we got a fly over. It was amazing. Last weekend, I went to visit the Endeavor at it’s new home at the California Science Center. Again, wow. The inside has been gutted, so viewers can see the actual toiled (sounds weird, but space shuttle toilets are CRAZY), food prep station, tires… everything that was in the shuttle.
After looking at the individual items, you watch a breath-taking time lapse video of the shuttle’s journey from LAX to the California Science Center. The shots of the shuttle traveling down main streets and through neighborhoods is incredible.
We were then herded out to the hanger where the Endeavor rests. I would strongly recommend anyone that lives remotely close to downtown LA go and see it.
Instagram and Hipstamatic:
My last post was in OCTOBER. That is not good. I have been so busy with work (which I love! It’s a good thing to be busy with, trust me) that I haven’t been able to update or even take photos.
Which leads me to my New Years Resolution:
Take new photos EVERY SINGLE DAY. Not post new photos every day, but TAKE new photos every day. I created a Tumblr to help keep myself accountable (tinycalifornian.tumblr.com) and I’ve been tagging my Instagrams and Tweets with #photoaday.
I’ll have a post coming this weekend with my January highlights.
As for now… I have UCLA Basketball photos! Haven’t shot sports in a LONG time. I miss being courtside, that’s for sure. But I think I did ok. I played with the new iPhone 5 panorama feature – amazing. Pauley Pavillion looks great! I joke with my brother (UCLA ’15) because I used to not really like UCLA. Now I’m always asking when I can visit and what event we are going to next! I judged it way to soon.
I’m a regular hiking machine! Moving to a new city and starting a new job was stressing me out big time. I decided to join Meetup.com and see if I could find some social things to do. I needed to break the work-home-work-home routine. I started hiking with a group in Griffith Park and am loving it! We hike every Wednesday and Sunday. I’ve got my mom into it as well. She was in Valencia for a little bit, so we walked around College of the Canyons.
Griffith Park: View of Burbank
Last Tuesday was very productive. I finally saw two major LA attractions that I’ve been talking about for months. First, my family and I hit the La Brea tar pits. Awesome! It is so cool to see a place that is actively being excavated. Everything from plants and little snails to mammoths were sucked into the tar pits and preserved.
Then, we walked over to LACMA to see Levitated Mass! The massive rock was transported from a quarry outside of Riverside. It has been transformed into an art installation and you can actually walk under it. LACMA is a very impressive museum. I really need to dedicate an entire day there! Lately, I’ve just been going for feature shows (Tim Burton, Robert Adams, and Levitated Mass).