Nightscapes

Downtown LA Walk

Downtown L.A.Light streak

So last week, my friend Jesse wanted to go out and take pics to try his newly purchased DSLR. I decided to take him to one of my favorite spots to take pictures of the L.A. Skyscrapers. Unfortunately, the Water and Power District Building is currently under renovation (Inception was also filmed at this location, some might not recognize it since it has been altered by CGI.). So we ended up across the street to take pics of the water fountain using long exposure but we were only able to take a few pics since I was using a tripod and the security guards came to inform us that we cannot use tripods. We ended up walking around the block to the Disney Concert Hall and ended the night.
Disney Concert Hall


San Diego County Fair

We saw the Ferry’s Wheel and I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Luckily, I didn’t get harassed because I had a tripod with me. Some of these shots were taken using a Nikon 12-24 F4 lens with a shutter speed from 1/10th to 4 seconds.

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Lake Havasu

 LONDON BRIDGE | LAKE HAVASU, AZ
We all tend to trust things that are known let downs.

We trust consuming manufactured products with unknown ingredients. We trust the consumption of beef when cows have been known to go mad, pork and chicken when facts support influenza.

We trust to live by the letter of the good book (bible) that has all along been written by men of historical failures, swearing that their influences are heavily supported. We trust that a baby’s breath doesn’t stink. We trust our world leaders to not let us down when they’re only human just as we are. We trust in our hopes and doubt our faith.

We trust animals of the wild to be our pet. We trust the boarding of an aircraft to soar the skies or the engine in a car fueled by an explosive product. We trust the air we breath, being polluted daily by factories creating more things for us to trust in. We trust doctors to make the right diagnosis or the surgeon to have a steady hand. We trust medicine. We trust electricity but fear lightening.

Believe in yourself and all your capabilities and abilities. Believe in YOU!”

One thing we tend not to trust in is ourselves. I encourage you to TRUST in YOU. Each of us was born with a gift of trust and trust coming from yourself is a sure guarantee. Believe in you and all your abilities. Trust yourself without thought or doubt, just trust in you.
My friends and I went to Lake Havasu in Arizona for the weekend. It was our second visit and I think we had more fun this year than last year. First, we didn’t crash a jet ski.. Second, there were more of us.. Third, we found out that the casino sells Corona’s for $2.75!!!!.. That’s right!!! $2.75!
I will be going to Oregon this week to see one of the world’s clearest lake, Crater Lake. I will bring my camera with me so check next week for the pics from my trip. 
I took plenty of pics from my trip this past weekend but I will not be able to upload them until next week so check back soon. 
In the mean time, click on the links below for a little history lesson on:
Here’s another view of the London Bridge:

Las Vegas

“Truth: You can bend it and twist it…You can misuse and abuse it…But you can never change it! “

It’s been a while since I’ve taken pictures of the hotels in Las Vegas so I decided to bring my camera on my last trip (about 2 weeks ago). I didn’t get to walk around to take pics of all of the hotels so I only have a few from Bellagio, Mandarin Bar (part of the new City Center), Aria, and Paris.

This cocktail drink has 24k gold sprinkled on it: 

At Bellagio:

Here’s a link to the album:


Las Vegas 2010


View from Mulholland Drive

“You will get there but it is up to you and you alone. It is what you are willing to do and how you are willing to get there. It has to be relentless, you must never deviate, and pursue at all costs; so that one day, you will bring your dreams to life”

Every time I go up to Runyon canyon to run, I see a lot of tour buses going up Mulholland drive and stops at this one particular location with a parking lot that fits maybe 6-8 cars. Around May of 2009, I decided to bring my camera to snap some pictures. I really didn’t know how to work my camera that well at that time so my pics came out over exposed. Fast forward to two nights ago, I decided to bring my camera at the same place and took some pics. Here’s a pic I took two nights ago:

and here’s a link to my old Flikr album: Click here to see my old pics


Downtown L.A. Night Shots Part Duex

Become addicted to constant and never ending self improvement.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

A view of downtown L.A. from the Water and Power district near the Disney Concert Hall.

I seriously can’t wait to go to New York and take pics! Only a few more days and my memory cards will be filled with pics from NY. I have always wanted to go to NY to see what the fuzz is about. When I think of NY, I think of “Sex in the City” and I seriously remember the time that movie came out and every woman I know talked about it! They even dressed up just to go see the movie! I didn’t get it at that time but after seeing the movie… Yes, I saw the movie out of curiosity and I really think that Carrie should stop hanging around with her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda! and stop asking them for advice! That’s like asking a blind man to walk another blind man..

Anyway, here are the pics I took earlier:

Click the album below to view from my Picasa Album

LA Night Shots 2


Griffith Observatory


It’s been a while since I went to the Griffith Observatory so my friend Richard and I decided to come up here and take some pictures. I would say tonight was a bad night to take pictures since it was so cold (my hands were numb and I could not feel the buttons on my camera) but I didn’t want to make any excuses not to go out and take pictures of the beautiful things that surrounds us. People from different parts of the world come to the Griffith Observatory every single day and I bet there are people out there who live locally that have never even been to the observatory.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the Griffith Observatory, please visit: http://www.griffithobservatory.org/obshist.html

I think my next shoot would be in Chinatown or somewhere in Downtown L.A. (maybe the art district.. hmm..)