Walking from home to just the other side of the 101 freeway to photograph these colorful sights in Historic Filipinotown.
Lately I've been digging into my own archives for photos I may have overlooked. Today, a pair from 2013.
- Pink Passageway has that warm, sandstone daylight of a Cambodian temple, natural framing of my subjects through an ancient, interesting doorway, and a bright green forest background to draw the eye all the way through the center of the picture.
- Tree to Tree has fun, brightly-colored subjects, tied together across the picture with that long yellow chain, backed with a seemingly infinite vanishing point down the tracks.
Both images were selected by Yahoo curators for the Flickr Explore section this week.
- If you don't want your photo taken at the Cowboy Festival, don't go to the Cowboy Festival.
- A sign on your tent charging passersby $25 to take your picture (or $100 "if I catch you trying to sneak one") is not a binding contract.
- One of the best ways to pique a photographer's interest is to demand he not take pictures.
- In appeals for justice in such matters, don't start with the photographer's wife.
- Especially if she's wearing reflective sunglasses.
Watch Flickr's video at the top of their post, and you can see my image at about the 2:12 mark. Don't blink.
As for the missing heads, I'm afraid I still don't know where those can be seen.
Thanks to National Geographic editor Jeanne M. Modderman for marking my summer-themed photo, First Incident of Pool Season, as a favorite on NatGeo's Your Shot. And thanks to my wife and godson for being my ever-present models. I'll admit to a bit of sleight-of-time going on, since I posted this image at the beginning of pool season, even though it was shot in La Quinta, CA on Thanksgiving weekend a few years back. Let's just say the California desert has more than one pool season.
From the LA Times: "As he snapped away with his Nikon D7000, a misinformed passerby told him it was illegal to take pictures in the city of Los Angeles. Beteille responded with a laugh and kept shooting."