2016 | December Neighborhood Walk

One of the things I most enjoy doing on a Saturday morning is a walk around the neighborhood. I usually carry a camera with me and take snapshots of some of the changes I noticed around the area.

Here are the December highlights:

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All photos were taken with a Voigtlander Bessa-L/Voigtlander Heliar 15/4.5 on Arista Premium 400

2016 | December Neighborhood Walk

2016 | Guillermo del Toro Exhibit at the LACMA

A few months ago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art held the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition. The items on display included his notebooks, drawings, paintings, film stills, and maquettes. The exhibit ran for a few months, but I only went to see it on its last day. It was crowded but was still fun. I spent about 90 minutes going around the exhibition floor, exploring the the different themes (e.g. death and afterlife, magic, monsters) and learning about del Toro’s inspirations and creative process.

All photos were taken with a Leica M6 /Canon LTM 50/1.4  on Arista Premium 400 (pushed to 1600)

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2016 | Guillermo del Toro Exhibit at the LACMA

2016 | Arts District Walk Highlights

One afternoon in October I spent an afternoon walking around the Arts Districts. It was a nice day to be out and I had a great time taking photos and looking at murals and different public art found throughout the area.

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3rd St. and Traction Avenue | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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The One with the Bubbles by Kim West | Canon Elan 7E | Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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The reasons remain somewhat mysterious by Kim West | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Cafe Entrance | Canon Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Arts District Brewing Company logo | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Totoro at the Arts District | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Art Share LA | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Artists’ Studio at Art Share LA | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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The view from the window at the  Artists’ Studio  (Art Share LA) | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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Found in one of the street corners |  Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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La Abuelita by  El Mac, Augustine Kofie and Joseph Montalvo | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

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ATM | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

2016 | Arts District Walk Highlights

2016 | New York Day #03 Highlights

An early start in Times Square and spent the day walking around Manhattan. From Times Square, we made our way to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and then went up to the observation deck of the Rockefeller Center. We made quick stops at Bryant Park and the New York Public Library and continued to walk towards Grand Central Terminal to catch the train going to the Financial District. We had lunch at Ulysses in Stone Street. After lunch, we headed down to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and made stops at the Charging Bull and Bowling Green along the way. After the ferry ride, we walked back towards One World Trade Center and made our final sightseeing stop at the Oculus.

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On our way to the subway station | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Early morning in Times Square | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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A quick stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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A quick stop at St. Patrick’s Cathedral | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Central Park as seen from the Top of the Rock observation deck | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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We passed by Wall Street on our way to lunch | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Lunch break in Stone Street | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Enjoying the view of the Manhattan Skyline aboard the Staten Island ferry | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

 

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Staten Island ferry | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Bicycle Area on the Staten Island Ferry | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Bicycle Area on the Staten Island Ferry | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Making our way to the World Trade Center complex | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Inside the Oculus | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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We passed by the Empire State Building on our way dinner | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)

 

2016 | New York Day #03 Highlights

2016 | New York Day #02 Highlights

We started our day at Central Park and spent most of our morning walking around the park. We had a quick lunch at the zoo’s Dancing Crane Cafe before making our way to  Pure Space and the High Line. After all that walking, we went back to the hotel and rested for an hour before heading out again for a night of JPop at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

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On our way to Central Park | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Time Capsule | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Ella ♥ Leo | Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Central Park Zoo | Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Waiting for the train | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Somewhere in 26th St. | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Walking the Highline | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Heading back to the station | Canon Elan 7E/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
2016 | New York Day #02 Highlights

2016 | New York Day#01 Highlights

A few months ago, I started planning a trip to New York City. It’s been a few years since I’ve been there, and I still had a long list of places I wanted to see and experience. We flew out of Los Angeles on Friday morning and spent the Labor Day weekend in NYC.

We got up early on Saturday and rode the #1 train heading down to South Ferry/Battery Park. We spent a few minutes walking around the park before boarding the ferry bound for Liberty Island. We climbed the 215-steps up to the statue’s pedestal and was rewarded with a beautiful view.

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Subway Station | Lomo LC-Wide/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Battery Park | Lomo LC-Wide/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Battery Park | Lomo LC-Wide/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Looking up at the statue after the 215 steps climb to the pedestal | Lomo LC-Wide/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
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Liberty Island | Lomo LC-Wide/Kodak Elitechrome 400 (cross-processed)
2016 | New York Day#01 Highlights