Spring Flowers at the LA Flower Market

This morning K and I visited the The Original LA Flower Market in the heart of the bustling LA Flower District downtown. As you could probably expect, it was a sea of colorful and fragrant fresh flowers, both potted and cut.  We picked up a few for a dinner party tomorrow night, and I snapped some photos with my new camera lens, a Canon f1.8 50mm prime lens that takes sharp photos with a nice shallow depth of field.

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Getty Center in HDR

I visited the Getty Center this afternoon and was really impressed by the architecture, garden, views and museums.  It’s a really great resource for the City of Los Angeles and I recommend both visitors and residents check it out. Bonus points – it’s free!

Anyway to try something new I took some photos to edit into HDR or High Dynamic Range photography where several exposures are blended into one to create different effects such as more color or detail or more even light. Sometimes they can be subtle, other times extreme. These images are the first HDR images I’ve made with multiple exposures, but it’s a technique I’d try again in certain situations.

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First visit to The Huntington

Spent a few hours wondering around the beautiful grounds of The Huntington Library and Gardens this weekend and had a great time checking out all the plant life. It’s a really peaceful place with so much to see, much more than can be covered in one day, so I’m sure I’ll be back.

As always click to enlarge any photo, right click to save.

-T

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A Closer Look

One of my favorite parts of my new neighborhood in Pasadena is all the plant life along the sidewalks.

From palm trees swaying overhead and fruit trees and dozens and dozens of flowers in bloom.

This morning I walked around my block in South Pasadena and took these macro photos of some of the local beauty and color. Click to enlarge, right click to save, I think some could make decent computer wallpaper.

-T

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