2017 | Mount Rushmore

The second stop on our South Dakota trip was Mount Rushmore. I really enjoyed seeing the beautiful Black Hills landscape as we drove up the mountain. It was mid afternoon when we arrived and I was feeling a bit tired. We’ve been traveling for days and we still had a few more days of travel ahead. I didn’t hike up the Presidential Trail instead I took photos as I walked around the observation deck and amphitheater.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/Summicron 50/2 on Kodak BW400CN (expired)

Here’s a few of my favorite photos:

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2017 | Crazy Horse Memorial

We spent a few hours in South Dakota, and visited the Crazy Horse Memorial. The museum offers van rides that can take visitors to the top of the carving and see Crazy Horse up close. Since our time was limited, we settled for a walk around the museum and took photos of the monument from the viewing deck.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/Summicron 50/2 on Kodak BW400CN (expired)

Here’s a few of my favorite photos:

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2017 | An afternoon at the County Museum

I spent a relaxing weekday afternoon exploring the different galleries at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/Canon LTM 50/1.4 on Arista Premium 400 pushed to 3200

Here’s a few of my favorites:

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2017 | Petersen Automotive Museum

I can’t recall the last time I visited the Petersen. But I wanted to visit it again after its $90 million dollar renovation. I opted to add the Vault tour when I purchased my ticket. The Petersen’s Vault has 150 cars which includes a Mercedes used by Saddam Hussein, a Popemobile, and a Ferrari given by Enzo Ferrari to Henry Ford II. The highlight of the tour is the Round Door Rolls, a 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Jonckheere Coupe. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the Petersen Vault, but you can read about the Round Door Rolls here. During my visit, the Art of Bugatti and Keith Haring’s Art Cars were on display.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/ with a Summicron 50/2 and Canon 7E with a Canon EF 28/2.8 on Arista Premium 400 pushed to 1600

Here’s a few of my favorites:

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The Champagne bottle that Dan Gurney used to spray the crowd while standing on the victory stand, after winning the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans.
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2017 | Saturday Walk #02

The Fuji GS645S is becoming my favorite camera for my walks. I get 14 or 15 shots per roll, which allows me to finish the roll on the same day and forces me to think carefully before clicking the shutter.

All photos taken with Fuji GS645S on Arista EDU Ultra 100 (expired)

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Little Tokyo 03

A few snaps taken during the walk back to the parking lot after the Obon Festival.

All photos taken with Voigtlander Bessa R4M with a Voigtlander Color-Skopar 21/4 on Ilford HP5+ pushed to 1600

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2017 | Little Tokyo 02

After months of waiting, the Ferrania P30 Alpha that I ordered finally arrived. I shot my first roll during the Obon Festival at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. On a hot Sunday afternoon, I headed out to Little Tokyo and made it a point to park my car a few blocks away from the venue. It gave me an opportunity to do a bit of photowalk on a section of Little Tokyo I usually don't venture to.

All photos taken with a Leica M6/Summicron 50 on Ferrania P30 Alpha. Film processed and scanned by The Darkroom.

Here's a few of my favorites:

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