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10:42 a.m. 28 August 2014

the only effect Marie seems to have here this beautiful morning (and hot) is to get the surfers out enjoying the waves

from here they look like little specks peppering the top of the water

Topanga Beach

Pacific Palisades, CA

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/800th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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10:01 a.m. 28 August 2014

not angry birds

real beach birds of Malibu

designer feathers

hangin’ in the ‘bu

checking out the epic waves

blaming it on Marie

Malibu, CA

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/1600th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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7:24 a.m. 28 August 2014

Winter-type waves in summer

Blame it on Marie?

or

thanks Marie?

or

I don’t care about Marie?

Guess that depends on whether you are a surfer who loves winter waves and now feels like

Christmas came early

Point Dume

Malibu, California

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/2500th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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6:12 p.m. 29 June 2014

Ahoy hoy!

Doing a little boating

literally little boating

as you can see barely two people fit in this boat and check out the size of that motor

no doubt still fun

Venice Canals

Venice, CA

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4:25 p.m. 11 November 2014

overcast with sun to the west

over Griffith Park Observatory

Los Angeles, CA

note: this photo posted to tumblr 26 August 2014 states that this is a photo from 11 November 2014. Either I have invented time travel or this is a photo from 2013 and I mistakenly typed a 4 out of habit. Wish it was that I’d invented a time machine and how sort of apropos considering the sorts of things on display at the Griffith Park Observatory.

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/13
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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3:45 p.m. 22 November 2013

view of the Hollywood sign

Griffith Park Observatory

Los Angeles, CA

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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7:11 p.m. 14 August 2014

Peeping a construction worker

sorta

Peep hole was already there.

downtown Los Angeles, CA

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

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6:45 p.m. 19 August 2014

Given the choice between climbing stairs and allowing the escalator to whisk me to the top of the stairs, HELLO…escalator.

So sometimes I’ll judge someone as a bit of an overachiever, which I did with this guy with the bike as he was getting ready to climb the stairs.

You can’t tell in this photo but there are lots of stairs to get from the red line subway at Hollywood/Highland station to the sidewalk outside. Thus, the overachiever thought seems a little appropriate. And the reason it was fun for me to snap this photo.

And then…one of the things I love about this type of photography is that in the few seconds from seeing what I felt was an overachiever and deciding to photograph him, I didn’t realize that…HELLO…this was most likely not an overachiever choice. This was most likely an I love my dog choice, which I hadn’t noticed until I looked at this photo. Not so sure how great dogs are able to safely ride escalators.

Here’s to photos that capture even more than meets the eye in the moment the photo was snapped.

Los Angeles, CA

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 20mm

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9:06 p.m. 19 August 2014

The bottom band of seemingly a black line…void…whatever is from the fence that was already in place (a week in advance) for the upcoming Emmy Awards that will take place at the Nokia Theatre.

Walking around there were many a tourists I overheard talking to the security guards about how annoying it was for them to have this experience unavailable to them.

Do they really need a whole week?

Enquiring minds would like to know.

And yet, still loving L.A. mucho.

Nokia Plaza

downtown Los Angeles

P.S. That’s Sly Stallone in the multiple jumbotrons that pepper Nokia Plaza. An ad for Expendables 3 was one of the many on a loop for visitors to peep while walking the Nokia Plaza

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 19mm

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8:56 p.m. 19 August 2014

sometimes things are not as they appear

If you look at this photo quickly it looks as if these two buildings are close to one and other. Almost kissing, if you will.

Not so much.

downtown Los Angeles

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5R
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/15th
  4. Focal Length: 19mm