It's that time of the year again where I dress up in my Sunday's best, head over to Disneyland, and take lots and lots of pictures. This day is known as Dapper Day! This past Sunday, March 1st, Dapper Day celebrated it's 5th year. Having been there since it's inception in 2011, I was determined to make it rain or shine and so did several hunderds. It did rain while I was there, but with the wonderful invention known as an umbrella, I managed to keep myself and my camera just dry enough to take some entertaining photos.
This month, the Glendale Galleria is home to The Lego Monuments Roadshow. The title of the show kind of explains it all, but the official description goes something like this:
"The LEGO Monument Tour is a highly visual, educational and free traveling installation of larger-than-life LEGO models. Replicas of iconic buildings and architectural structures will be on exhibit at various locations throughout the shopping center. Glendale Galleria is the only venue in California to host The LEGO Monuments Roadshow."
After work, i decided to drop by the galleria and check out the exhibits for myself. If you're a Lego fan, I highly recommend checking this out. It's free and if you've got young ones (or are interested in the subject itself) is a good way to just get to know some of America's historic landmarks. Check out some of the Lego buildings they had in their showcase!
After running around the malls to find something for Dapper Day and Fake Prom, I came out to see it raining in Southern California. Its definite a rarity in this area, but let's be honest, we definitely need some of this rain because of the severe drought going on in the state. Anyways, I took this opportunity to capture some macro shots of the rain drops, this time using my front yard as a subject and te plants in it as my models. I captured these photos with a Canon 6D and the 100mm f/2.8L macro lens, both which are apparenlty weather sealed and built to be used in the (light) rainy weather such as the one today. Take a look at some of the photos below. :)
Hello! I'm making this post from the comfort of bed and typing it on my phone so excuse any typos. Anyways, this "impromptu" post is to share some new photos. Today, I pulled the trigger and picked up a new lens, a Canon 100mm macro lens. I've always wanted to get into macro photography since its art form brings attention to details which easily get ignored. To test out the lens, I decided to photograph some of my mechanical watches. What you'll see are a bunch of shots of Fossil watches. To note, I'm not affiliated with them in anyway and really just own a bunch of Fossil watches. Anyways, onto the photos!
Today was a day off work so I decided to spend it taking photos. For today's photo adventure, I re-visited the Los Angeles Zoo to take some shots of the animals there. The last time I spent some quality time there was still in 2011. I paid a few visits in December for the L.A. Zoo Lights display, but all the animals were asleep and was a totally different experience than a typical zoo visit. Anywyas, for this trip, I brought along my Canon 70-200mm F/4 lens and snapped away. Here are a few shots from today's adventure. :)
When I was a kid, I always enjoyed the rainy day schedule at school because that meant the teachers pulled out the awesome toys and you get to play with them in class. Now that I'm all grown up, the idea of a rainy day schedule is just a thing of the past. However, the awesome thing is that I've got more flexibility on what I want to do on a rainy day, whether that be just to stay at home, or go out and enjoy the wet weather. This past Saturday was one of those days and instead of staying home indoors, I ended up going to Disneyland where I brought along my handy-dandy camera to take some photos. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Griffith Park Observatory! Located near Loz Feliz, the observatory gives you a nice view of Los Angeles. After hearing that the observatory provided a decent view of the night sky, I decided to pay a visit one day after work to see for myself and see what I could capture. Unfortunately, the light pollution of the city was still too strong, and the full moon definitely did not help. However, you've got to work with what you've got and with some long exposures, I was able to capture a few interesting shots of the area.
A few weeks ago, I got the chance to visit the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The ship is supposedly haunted, but I didn't get to catch any ghosts during my visit. Instead, I got a brief look at history, seeing some of the luxury and elegance the ship had to offer. Today, this ship is no longer in service but is still open for guests to explore. In addition, the ship also serves as a hotel for guests who are visiting to stay in. Knowing that it's haunted, I decided to not try my luck. However, with my Canon 6D on hand equipped with the 24-105mm f4 lens, I roamed around and snapped a few photos to share.
I'm a huge fan of long exposure photography. I feel that it's a great way to capture sharp images at night, but also helps you capture the world in a way that you're not used to seeing. One example, capturing star trails. Usually, we look up at the sky at night and see a several stars in the sky (the actual quantity you see can vary depending on weather and amount of light pollution in your city). However, by exposuing for several seconds, or several minutes, or if you're daring enough, several hours, you can see the night sky in a new way. This is where my photo experiments come to play.
Welcome to New York! I'm spending a few days here on essentially what's become a photo adventure of the city. On my first day, I paid a visit to the Top of the Rock, an observation deck at the top of the Rockefeller Center. While the Empire State Building offers a higher vantage point of the city, Top of the Rock, I feel shows more of it thanks to it's prime location and three levels for observation. On one side of the building is most of the city including such iconic sights such as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge. On the other side, you get a clear shot of all of New York's Central Park.