Spectators sit on the beach during the The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series on the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Twilight Concert Series ended its ten week schedule tonight with Best Coast and NO performing live on the Santa Monica Pier for the 10,000 plus in attendance.
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Category art, CA, California, Color, concert, Concert Photography, Concert Tour, Ferris Wheel, Pacific Park, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Summer, Sunset, Twilight Concert Series
Category CA, California, Ferris Wheel, Photography, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Street Photograph
Category 25 Hours, Amusement Park, Beach, Ferris Wheel, Guinness World Record, Gus Martinez, LAPD, Photography, Photojournalism, Police, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Special Olympics Southern California
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Gus Martinez (left), is congratulated after riding the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel for 25 continuous hours by Guinness World Record for riding an amusement ride. The record breaking feat helped raise money for the the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC).
A hand written chart notes the stoppage times of the ferris wheel. If the ferris wheel sits idle for four minutes or more the record attempt would be over. Martinez is granted 5 minutes breaks every 60 minutes.
Gus Martinez (left) stands with his son Jason after riding the Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel for 25 continuous hours setting a new Guinness World Record for riding a amusement ride. The record breaking feat helped raise money for the the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC).
Category Beach, CA, California, Downtown, Downtown Los Angeles, LA Live, Los Angeles, Outdoors, Photography, Photojournalism, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Street Photograph
Jennifer Woodard of Bakersfield plays a piano associated with the “Play Me, I’m Yours” art installation at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. British artist Luke Jerram fostered the idea of having pianos in public spaces for the public to play in hoping to create dialogue about urban space. It also happened to be her birthday, she turned 29.
George Dozal plays a piano associated with the ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ art installation at L.A. Live on Sunday, March 22, 2012 in Los Angeles. British artist Luke Jerram fostered the idea of having pianos in public spaces for the public to play in hoping to create dialogue about urban space.
Category Party at the Pier, Photography, Photojournalism, Rally, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin Badger fans invaded Santa Monica for the Party at the Pier (pep rally) on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Badger fans traveled to Southern California for the Rose Bowl game against the University of Oregon on Monday, January 2, 2012. A sea of red-and-white enthusiasts filled the pier. Young and old were entertained by music from the University of Wisconsin marching band, performances by the dance and cheer squads, video highlights from the season, and interviews with UW ”greats”: Barry Alvarez (Athletic Director and former football coach), Ron Dayne, and Mark Tauscher. Midway through the rally, the players took the stage while throwing autographed mini footballs to the crowd. Matt LePay interviewed the team captains as well as junior running back Montee Ball, who paused before speaking as echoes of ”One more year!” filled the air. (Ball was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy award and must decide by the end of the season whether or not to turn pro.) The rally concluded with the band playing Varsity.
Category Air Hockey, Black and White, Black and White Photography, California, Camera, Human Interest, Photography, Playland Arcade, Pop-A-Shot, Quarters, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Skee Ball, Street Photograph
Category Beach, Boardwalk, CA, California, Ferris Wheel, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, US Flag
My Sunday night trip the beach included a camera a few lenses and a sturdy tripod. My goal for my night shoot was to capture the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier with pedestrians in the foreground while keeping all my subjects not looking like ants. I was not getting the results I have intended, so I decided to change my strategy. My new plan was to shoot the upper portion of the ferris wheel while leaving most of the frame open with sky.
Sunset over Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
The ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier illuminating in the night sky on Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Pedestrians walking on the boardwalk in Santa Monica, Calif on Sunday, September 18, 2011. This image was captured before setting up to photograph the ferris wheel.
Category Football, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Photography, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Sunset, TCU, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Badgers
I have lived in Los Angeles 3 months shy of 4 years. Always knowing it was possible for the Wisconsin Badgers to play in the Rose Bowl has always been dream of mine for them to come out to LA. Living in SoCal I did not need to pay for airfare or hotel just a game ticket. The Wisconsin Badgers played amazingly during the season and earned a invitation to the Rose Bowl and play TCU (Texas Christian University) on January 1st, 2011. TCU played a great game and defeated the Badgers 21 to 19.
Wisconsin fans are one of the best traveling fans in the country. They flocked to Los Angeles and covered LA in Badger Red. My aunt, uncle and cousin came out for the game and I was fortunate to be able to see them and hang out. It made me feel like I was back in Wisconsin for a few days, almost I still was able to wear shorts!
The pictures below demonstrate the home away from home feel in Los Angeles.
The Wisconsin Badger football team uses a police escort around town. The California Highway Patrol motorcycles sported the Wisconsin decal.
Wisconsin fans fly the state and the university flag on edge of beach in Santa Monica, CA.
Category CA, Football, Los Angeles, Photography, Rose Bowl, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Pier, Sports Photography, TCU, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Badgers
Thousands of Wisconsin Badger Fans dressed in red and white flocked the Santa Monica Pier to rally on their beloved Wisconsin Badgers Thursday, December 3oth, 2010. The loyal fans were there to support the Wisconsin football team in the 97th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, CA. This is the first Rose Bowl trip for Wisconsin since the 1999 season. Wisconsin fan travel and travel well.