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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.

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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