(This was when I really took up photography. I took a class from a teacher in Oakland and learned how to print from him. I did all my own printing during this time. I never printed again after digital photography came into being)
When I think of vibrant, I immediately think of Southern California and their colorful vegetation (pink cactus above) and houses. Below are few photos of vibrant structures in Venice, California.
The first thing that comes to mind from “saturated” is color. However, my previous post that shows the paintings of Mark Rothko seems to show color saturation better than anything I have to offer.
The photo below is a photo I took of my friend Linda Jones in Los Angeles in 2010 at the Getty Center. This photo is “saturated” with flowers and plants as is the Getty Center. Linda and I are now both in our 70’s and have known each other since the fifth grade at Overland Avenue Grade School in West Los Angeles.
One afternoon, I looked out my window and that fantastic cloud was hovering over the hill. The bottom of the hill (not much visible in this photo) is North Beach, The middle of the hill is Chinatown, the top of the hill is Nob Hill. The tallest building at the top of the hill (gold modern rectangle with flag) is the Fairmont Hotel.
This photo brings back lots of memories and feelings of those days in which I lived in a hotel room at Broadway and Columbus for 4 years. At the time I had a job as a secretary at an architectural firm, a few blocks away. I chose not to show all of the hill of buildings so that I could get the cloud in.
I couldn’t quite make up my mind which photo to use, so I present 3 for your consideration, representing 3 activities that I consider escaping: reading, going to the beach, and window shopping where I can’t afford to buy anything. The latter escaping into fantasy, although reading can also be escaping into fantasy depending on what one is reading.
These are photos I took from my flight to Los Angeles from Newark in 2010. I went to Los Angeles for my 50th high school reunion. I graduated from University High in West Los Angeles, January of 1960.
“Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found” – James Russell Lowell
Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme: Blue
This video contains a few of my favorite photos taken in Venice, California on my 5-day trip to Los Angeles, in September 2010, in order to attend my 50th high school reunion.
As you can see by this blog, I’ve been making a lot of videos lately. That is because I found this really nice little program for making videos on the Internet that you can download for free, if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7. It may take other versions of windows, I’m not sure. Go to http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker?os=other However, it won’t accept all file extensions. It won’t take photos from my new camera, which is a Nikon, but it accepts photos from my old camera, which is a Canon.