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James Dean, Griffith Observatory, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, nine

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

29 February 2012.

A bust of James Dean stands next to Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, with the famous “Hollywood” block-letter sign on the Hollywood hills to the northwest. It’s an appropriate memorial to the actor and to the shooting location of the film “Rebel Without A Cause” which in turn shot Dean to fame.

I made the image above on 29 Feb 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/400-sec, f/5.6, ISO200, 55mm focal length (88mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lF6.

El Matador Beach, Malibu, Los Angeles, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, eight

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

25 February 2012.

On a bright and breezy winter afternoon, we drive out from Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway to a beautiful stretch of Malibu, with stops at Zuma Beach and Lagoon and at the Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach. The latter consists of three beaches at the foot of high cliffs: El Matador, La Piedra, and El Pescador. At El Matador, we park at the top, walk down the wooden stairs, and park ourselves at the sandy beach to enjoy the waves arriving from the Pacific Ocean.

I made the image above on 25 Feb 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO100, 48mm focal length (77mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lF0.

Venice Beach Skatepark, Venice Beach, promenade, Los Angeles, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, seven

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

23 February 2012.

At the Venice Beach Skatepark, this young man was fully at home, skating expertly, easily navigating curves and climbs, and mastering all of his jumps. Although shorter and younger, he was becoming a master, judging by the greetings and congratulatory remarks from the other taller older skaters.

I made the image above on 23 Feb 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/8, ISO100, 55mm focal length (88mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lDo.

Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, six

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

22 February 2012.

Residents at these latitudes take these conditions for granted. But arriving from Vancouver for a reintroduction to greater Los Angeles, I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. What I see are typical “winter” conditions in this part of the world: there’s late-February afternoon sun; there are very comfortable 66F/+18C temperatures; and even if it’s mid-week, there are a lot of people out and about on Santa Monica Beach.

I made the image above on 22 Feb 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/320-sec, f/8, ISO100, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lCk.

Tule elk, Point Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, San Francisco, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, one

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

1 Jan 2012, day trip from San Francisco.

On a beautiful breezy New Year’s Day afternoon in the Point Reyes National Seashore, we saw a group of free-range tule elk roaming in meadows of high grass in the southlands near Drakes Beach. The tule elk had been hunted to near extinction at the end of the 19th-century, but a program to increase numbers in the early-1980s means the population has now grown to a few hundred in total. A elk bull with a missing horn appears in the image above. The male bull has lost a fight to the “alpha” bull surrounded by a group of females. I feel kinda bad for “stumpy”, alone and half in exile …

Tule elk, Point Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, San Francisco, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Alpha bull surrounded by females.

I made the photos above on 1 Jan 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi). Both images were made at 300mm focal length (480mm full-frame equivalent), f/8, and ISO100; exposure times are 1/125- and 1/200-sec, respectively. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvw.

Street musicians, Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, start

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

31 Dec 2011.

What I like about this image of street musicians in San Francisco’s Chinatown is a kind of “musical chairs”, and how the number of faces inside and outside seem to look in different directions, but share the common feature of looking to satisfy a singular moment or a question in curiosity.

I made the photo above on 31 Dec 2011 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/100-sec, f/5, ISO800, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvQ.

California Street, Chinatown, cable car, San Francisco, California, USA fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, California

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

31 Dec 2011.

On California Street between Stockton and Powell, this downhill view faces northeast to the Bay Bridge at centre in the background. Two sets of tracks embedded in the pavement are for the cable car route on California Avenue, available to both residents and visitors. There are three cable car routes in downtown San Francisco: California (C; no.61), Powell-Hyde (PH; no.60), and Powell-Mason (PM; no.59).

I made the photo above on 31 Dec 2011 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/800-sec, f/4, ISO100, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvX.

BART El Cerrito Plaza, BART, El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, East Bay, Bay Area, San Francisco, California, United States, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, EastBay

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

31 Dec 2011.

I’m in the Bay Area in northern California. After leaving behind years of science, I didn’t know what was in store for the future, except a year out on the road, fixed only by an RTW-ticket itinerary. At daybreak on New Year’s Eve day, I accompanied a friend who was flying from San Francisco airport back to family home in Canada. We began at Bay Area Rapid Station (BART) station El Cerrito Plaza, where I made this image of an incoming BART train in front of a spectacular early-winter morning sky. I took this visual as a good sign of things to come.

I made the photo above on 31 Dec 2011 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/25-sec, f/2.8, ISO100, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvN.

The Embarcadero, F Market and Wharves, F streetcar, streetcar, PCC 1058, San Francisco, CA, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, SanFran

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

27 Dec 2011.

The F Market & Wharves streetcar line appears as a means of public transport on The Embarcadero near San Francisco’s waterfront. In this image, San Francisco Municipal Railway streetcar PCC number 1058, called the “Chicago”, is seen travelling westbound towards Fisherman’s Wharf with the lights of the Bay Bridge in the background. This streetcar was built originally in 1948 for service in Philadelphia.

I made the photo above on 27 Dec 2011 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/250-sec, f/1.4, ISO400, and 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvl.

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, USA, myRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Santa Monica video performance

Is her name Monica? And if so, is her voice a holy aural delight?

I guess I’ll never know, as I photographed musician and videographer from a distance, and I didn’t summon the nerve to introduce myself and ask about the video. They could’ve been working a PR or marketing angle for the singer-songwriter. Or they might’ve been visitors like me. At the Santa Monica Pier in greater Los Angeles, there are sights and sounds, vibrant colours and excited people. My need to know in most cases gets me into trouble, but I can live with the mystery about these two.

More photos from Santa Monica Pier here

I made the photo on 22 February 2012 with the Canon EOS450D, 70-300 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/200s, f/8, ISO100, 150mm focal-length (240mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8KV.

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