Mike Anders of Santa Monica swings on the rings at the original site of Muscle Beach on Monday, May 13, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. Near record highs were reported in 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).
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.
To photograph this assignment I woke up at 5:50am and left the house a little after 6:00am. I reached Venice Beach around 6:30am about 45 minutes before the elite athletes start time. After photographing on the beach for about an hour, I started walking along Venice Blvd to photograph the biking leg. I then got back to my car to drive downtown. It was rough getting back to the 10 highway because of the street closures. A few mistakes along the way did result in seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger riding his bike on Main Street in Santa Monica.
I finally reached downtown in enough time to catch a few of the elite athletes still on their bikes. I shot a few images then headed my way to the finish line to capture Cameron Dye (Male) who finished first with a time of 1:46:34 and Lisa Norden (Female) in 1:57:16.
Photos will be posted in 3 segments from the triathlon.
For more photos from the game visit my flickr page.
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.
My work last week had a holiday party and we had a “white elephant gift exchange.” Our guidelines were to spend a max of ten dollars. Thinking of a gift most people would enjoy I thought about giving a few prints of them away. Not knowing who would take home from prints I thought I would print 20 4×6 prints of all subject matter to appease their taste.
I went through my catalog of photos found some gems I passed up years ago and printed them to give away. The prints were well received.
Here are two photos I brought out of the photo vault.