The Great Los Angeles Air Raid
24/02/14 13:09 Filed in: New Images
Saturday search lights, fireworks and anti-aircraft fire lit up the sky over San Pedro during the annual Great Los Angeles Air Raid. This was my third visit to the fund-raising event at Fort MacArthur. So with cameras at the ready, I shot away.
On Sunday I had hundreds of frames to edit down. Out of these I posted 37 to a flickr set 2014 Great Los Angeles Air Raid. The photo above is of a jeep mounted 50-mm machine gun firing blanks during the battle reenactment.
Back in February, 1942, the entire West Coast was nervous – expecting Japanese attacks. On the night of Feb. 24-35, a rumored attack led to searchlights turned on and firing of over a thousand rounds of anti-aircraft shells. Of course, there was no attack.
Beatlemania comes to Los Angeles
08/02/14 00:29 Filed in: From the Archive
Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. So of course, I had to put together a large photo gallery of images taken by Los Angeles Times photographers. The Beatles performed at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and 1965. In August of 1966 they performed at Dodger Stadium.
By the looks of the images in this 25-photo gallery, Los Angeles barely survived. Luckly for LA, the Beatles quit touring and stuck to the recording studio after the 1966 tour.
Before the Aug. 23, 1964 performance at the Hollywood Bowl, Times staff photographer John Malmin took individual portraits of many of the young fans. He turned in a six-photo combo of single images. After I scanned the images, I put together my favorite four images, above.
Link to Beatlemania arrives in Los Angeles photo gallery.
29/01/14 00:29 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Many of my recent pic-a-days have been done using the Waterlogue iOS app. Above is a photo taken in April 2013 at Alien Jerky Shop in Baker, California – after given the Waterlogue treatment. For this version, I used the Fashionable large preset.
13/01/14 18:16 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Waterlogue is a new photo iOS app that applies turns images into watercolor paintings — well at least images with a good watercolor effect. It's from Tinrocket, the makers of Percolator and Popsicolor, two other apps I like and keep on my iPad.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been running several of my images through Waterlogue and really like the effect. Above are three images from last year's Presidents' Day event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Waterlogue has 12 presets, four quality setting, five brightness setting and choice of border or no border. The one tip I missed early on was the quality settings. They are labeled small, medium, large and giant. These labels sound like file sizes, but actually they control the amount of detail kept in the image.
One small bug, I am often seeing small black or other color vertical lines in my final images. If I redo the image with the same settings, the lines often disappear.
For examples of Waterlogue, check out the flickr group: Waterlogue.
30/12/13 06:36 Filed in: Soccer Images
Waterlogue is a new photography app for the iPhone/iPad that applies a watercolor painting effect to images. Its from Tinrocket, the makers of Percolator and Popsicolor, two other apps I keep on my iPad. Over the last couple weeks, I've been running several of my old images through and really like the results.
Above are three image
Above are three image
Holiday Lights 2013
25/12/13 09:34 Filed in: Flickr
22/12/13 21:48 Filed in: New Images
A giant inflatable Rudolf is the star holiday decoration at this home on Walter Ave., in Newbury Park.
Nativity scene at Old City Plaza
21/12/13 22:52 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Photo taken this evening of the Nativity scene at Old City Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. Photo taken with panorama feature on iPhone camera app.
18/12/13 22:27 Filed in: iPhone iPad
The original photo of holiday decorations of geese was taken last week in Thousand Oaks. For this version I used Photogene clarity and lightened shadows, In Simply HDR I used hdrart 12 preset. In Tangled FX I used my favorite, the small details preset. The colors were very vibrant, so I went back into Photogene and desaturated 50%.
The Christmas light display set to music is at 1566 El Dorado Drive in Thousand Oaks.