Day 94

Date: April 29, 2010
Weather: Mid 60's, sunny, windy
Time: 2:26pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Empire Center, Burbank CA
Misc. Info: I saturated blue and it looks much better than the original image. And I finally got out of the apt for the first time in 3 days. I really hate being sick.

Day 93

Date: April 28, 2010
Weather: Dark.
Time: 8:42pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55mm lens, ISO 400, Shutter Speed 1/40, Aperture f/4.5
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info: The Twinkie has made another appearance! Phillip got me some junk food because I was feeling sick. I know, you shouldn't be eating just junk food while you are sick. But just a little bit doesn't hurt! :0)

Day 92

Date: April 27, 2010
Weather: Dark.
Time:9:42 pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info: This is my bedding. I shot with the Hipstamatic app with the Kaimal Mark II lens, and the Float film, flash off.

Day 91

Date: April 26, 2010
Weather: Dark
Time: 10:04pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info.: Feeling sick. Didn't really feel like taking a picture. A friend gave me these Tikis and I put them into a flower bowl that looks more like a fish bowl. Processed with CameraBag App for Desktop using the Instant filter.

Day 90

Date: April 25, 2010
Weather: Chilly, a bit windy
Time: 10:44pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55mm Lens, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 1/4, Aperture f/5.6
Location:Huntington Park, Ca
Misc. Info: This Sears has been around a long time, and every time I drive by it, I want to take pictures of it.

Day 89

Date: April 24, 2010
Weather: Night, some what chilly
Time: 8:50pm
Camera:Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Target, Glendale CA
Misc. Info: I shot a couple of pictures without the flash and the sign looked really orange, so I shot it with the flash on and got a more of a red.

Day 88

Date: April 23, 2010
Weather: Dark, not too cold
Time: 9:04 pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Elephant Bar, Burbank CA
Misc. Info: Day was stressful. I couldn't come up with much....

Day 87

Date: April 22, 2010
Weather: Chilly. had to wear gloves. :(
Time: 4:53
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Burbank, CA
Misc. Info: Love this red newspaper box. Love it!

Lazy Lazy Lazy....

So I got kinda lazy lately with posting. Bad on me. Although the last couple of days I was having internet problems AGAIN!!! Same problem. It would show that I had full bars on my wireless and no problems. Yet, my laptop, iphone and phillip's laptop would not connect to the web. So yeah, that sucked. I called ATT and they sent out a tech who swapped out the router one more time. So hopefully this time around we will have a good router.

I also feel like I am getting sick. I have a scratchy throat and have been running a low grade fever all day long. I took some meds and hopefully I will be feeling better tomorrow.

Day 86

Date: April 21, 2010
Weather: mid 50's, sunny then drizzle with rain, Yucky.
Time: 12:17pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55mm lens, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 1/1600, Aperture f/5
Location:Glen oaks Blvd., Glendale CA
Misc. Info: This was right before it got yucky. The clouds were rolling in and I took the opportunity to go shoot. I processed it with CameraBag for Desktop with 1974 and instant filters.

Day 85

Date: April 20, 2010
Weather: mid 50's, drizzling, cloudy
Time: 2:46pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Near Apt.
Misc. Info: Shot with my iphone. Adjusted a bit in Aperture.

Day 84

Date: April 19, 2010
Weather: Sunny, 70's
Time: 2:20pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55 Lens, ISO 800, Shutter Speed 1/400, Aperture f/5
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info: I tweaked the red a little bit more so it would pop (no pun intended) a little more.

Ideas ideas ideas....

I have been struggling on and off with ideas for photos. Some days, I have a ton of ideas. Or one really good. Or one really great place to shoot. And other days, yeah nothing. I don't know what to shoot, or where to shoot or really the energy to shoot. So I was looking over the website where I got the idea for the Photo A day project, and they have a list of things to be aware of. And number six on their list is to use weekly themes. I decided this week I'd try to utilize a theme to keep me going. So this week's theme is the color Red. I am starting my "week" on Monday since I had great shots this past weekend.

So RED it is!!

Day 83

Date: April 18, 2010
Weather: 70's and sunny
Time: 2:38pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: The Brewery off the 5, Los Angeles
Misc. Info: This is one of the lofts at the Brewery. Super cool very steampunk-ish. I totally dug it!

Day 82

Date: April 17, 2010
Weather: 60's hazy
Time: 4:01pm
Location: OC Fair Grounds
Misc. Info: This was some kind of chicken. Very strange looking one! Shot using Hipstamatic App using Lucifer VI lens and Float film.

Awesome weekend!

This past weekend ROCKED!! I had one of the most fun weekends in awhile. Phillip and I went with his family down to the OC Pet Expo on Saturday . We got there at about 11 am and we walked around all day. We got to see all kinds of cats and dogs. And there were also some exotic animals there too. A sloth, a kangaroo, a llama. It was so fun. We finally left around 6:30 and we got dinner on the way back to the Valley. I was so exhausted. I couldn't believe how much walking we had done. I was planning on just resting on Sunday and not doing anything.

That didn't happen. Phillip and I both slept in. When I got up, I took a look at my facebook and looked at a posting from Hidden LA. (Hidden LA is a great website about "embracing the depth beneath the shallow") about what there was to do in LA for that weekend that was free. Some one suggested the Brewery Art Walk. I can't count how many times I have driven by the Brewery off the 5 and wondered about the buildings and the people who live and work there. It had been once a brewery for Pabst. So Phillip and I decided to go over and check it out. Oh My, did we have fun!! So much great artwork. Some not my taste but amazing none the less. I talked to a couple of artists, photographers to be more precise and I have made some nice connections. The only problem with the day was there was more walking! ;) So we didn't stay very long since I was exhausted. I hadn't really recovered from the Pet Expo.

I think I am going be recovering for the next couple of days. But it was totally worth it!!

Day 81

Date: April 16, 2010
Weather: Dark, 60's
Time: 9:12pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location:Burbank Town Center, Burbank CA
Misc. Info: I've always like these glass windows in Macy's building. I love the lines. The building was used in an episode of Chuck, I think. It was the location of the Beverly Hills Buy More. I laughed when I saw that episode.

Day 80

Date: April 15, 2010
Weather: hazy mid 60's
Time: 2:54 pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55 Lens, ISO 400, Shutter Speed 1/80, Aperture f/4
Location: Old LA Zoo, Griffith Park
Misc. Info: I had of the old LA Zoo for some time. I've actually gone looking for it and didn't find it. I finally decided to go REALLY looking for it and I found it. It actually isn't that hard to find. The old Zoo was shut down in the 1960's and moved just south of this location. These grottos were left and you can go hang out there. I would love to do a shoot with a model there.

Day 79

Date: April 14, 2010
Weather: Sunny, mid 60's
Time: 5:00pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55mm lens, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 1/2500, Aperture f/5
Location: Alex Theatre, Glendale CA
Misc. Info: Processed with the CameraBag App for Desktop using the 1974 filter

Day 78

Date: April 13, 2010
Weather: chilly
Time: 7:34pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Outside Apt.
Misc. Info: When I looked at this picture, it reminds me sort of the Eagles's album cover for "Hotel California". Not sure why. Shot with the Hipstamatic App using the Kaimal Mark II lens, and the Pistil film, no flash.

Day 77

Date: April 12, 2010
Weather: Chilly, right after the rain
Time: 12:40pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55 Lens, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 1/4000, Aperture f/5
Location: In front of Apt.
Misc. Info: It had rained and we got all these clouds afterwards. Adjusted in Aperture.

Day 76

Date: April 11, 2010
Weather: 50's, overcast, ready to rain
Time: 3:23pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, ISO 400, 18-55mm lens, Shutter Speed 1/2500, Aperture f/5
Location: Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Misc. Info: A friend had taken me to this store in Chinatown shortly after I had moved to Los Angeles almost 5 years ago. She described it as Chinese Walmart, because it has a little bit of everything! On the first floor, there are food stuffs: dried mushrooms, dried fish, herbs and some liquor. On the second floor, there are home goods, some canned foods and some clothing. This was in a window and thought it was cool. I took a couple of shots at different exposures. I liked this one that's a little under exposed the best.

Day 75

Date: April 10, 2010
Weather: 60's
Time: 6:03pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles
Misc. Info: Back to one of my favorite places to shoot! Shot with the Hipstamatic app using the Kaimal Mark II lens, and the Pistil film.


So while shopping last week, I popped into the Apple Store. I wanted to take a look at Aperture 3. I have been using Aperture 2 since it was released. I wasn't using it much. But once I started shooting RAW and iPhoto doesn't really handle RAW very well, I have been using it more and more. And now with this project, I am using it everyday. So I am very interested in what differences there are in Aperture 3. So I went in for a small demo. And I am jazzed! I really want it. I think it's got some really nice things that were/are lacking in ver. 2.

One thing I was shown was how to change the info in the metadata tab. I am very excited about this. It's kinda buried, and I was never sure how to add notes. Since I am shooting with different apps on the iPhone that have different filters, I want to note which filter I used. I could use key works but I am not a big fan of them within Aperture. So I was able to find a "Special Instructions" area which I added to my metadata tab. I probably should take a class on Aperture to get the most out of my workflow.

Day 74

Date: April 9, 2010

Weather: Sunny, upper 60's-lower 70's

Time: 1:39pm


Location: Americana at Brand, Glendale CA

Misc. Info: The same company that did the fountain at the Bellagio did this fountain. They are based in The Valley, I helped them convert their systems to Mac. :) Very nice people. Shot with the Hipstamatic App using John S. Lens, Kodot Verichrome film.

Day 73

Date: April 8, 2010

Weather: 70's, sunny

Time: 3:25

Camera: iPhone

Location: Burbank Public Library

Misc. Info: I went to the library to work on another project. One a need a bigger desk for. And I got a library card. I haven't had one in like 8-9 years. So I thought it would be nice to have one.

Day 72

Date: April 7, 2010
Weather: Dark, 50's
Time: 10:25 pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, ISO 400, 18-55mm Lens, Shutter Speed 1/20, Aperture f/4
Location: My Apt.
Misc. Info: I was given this hula kittie as a Christmas present from a friend. He is very into Tiki culture and I thought it was very cute!

Day 71

Date: April 6, 2010
Weather: Hi60's-lo 70's, Sunny
Time: 4:20
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Magnolia and Hollywood Way.
Misc. Info: Processed with CameraBag App for Desktop using the CrossColor and Instant Filters. I have driven by this phone booth a million times. I have no idea what the story is behind it but it's like one in England. But it says Burbank on the top and has a pay phone inside. It is very strange. I like it but very strange!

Day 70

Date: April 5, 2010
Weather: Chilly, Dark
Camera: iPhone
Location: Burbank, CA
Misc. Info: A bar near my apt., Love the neon. Used the Hipstamatic App, Kaimal Mark II lens, Pistil film.

Day 69

Date: April 4, 2010
Weather: Dark, drizzle, yucky
Time: 10:26pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Misc. Info: Shot with the Hipstamatic App, the John S Lens, Float Film. Taken out of the window, stopped at a light.

Day 68

Date: April 3, 2010
Weather: Sunny, mid 60's
Time: 3:02 pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, 18-55mm lens Auto Focus, ISO 200, Shutter Speed 1/800, Aperture f/4.5
Location: Pershing Square, Downtown LA
Misc. Info: It was International Pillow Fight Day. I got towards the middle of the center of the pillow fight. People with cameras were off limits for hitting. But I smacked in the face. It was so fun. As you can see by the picture lots of people cut open their feather pillows to let the feathers fly!

Day 67

Date: April 2, 2010
Weather: Low 60's, hazy.
Time: 3:22 pm
Camera: iPhone
Location: Bob's Big Boy, Burbank CA
Misc. Info: Taken with the Hipstamatic App using the Roboto Glitter lens and the Float film. not many cars when I was there. Might be because it's Good Friday and people are gone. But it was nice.

Day 66

Date: April 1, 2010
Weather: Warm, nice out
Time: 6:58pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Alameda and the 5
Misc. Info: I thought this would be a great picture. So I turned around and found a place to park and walked over to the sign. I got one picture and then the sign turned off. It was 7 and it turns off at 7. I found the experience to be funny!

Day 65

Date: March 31, 2010
Weather: Beautiful sunny day. Warm
Time: 1:22pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Alameda and Glenoaks
Misc. Info.: I took my camera out while i was walking. I found this tree and I though it was pretty.

Day 64

Date: March 30, 2010
Weather: Dark
Time: 8:24pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info.: These shoes were bought on our trip up the coast. I got them at the Camarillo Outlet Mall. They were on clearance and were only 11 dollars! I couldn't pass them up! I am currently terrible in heels. I look funny when I walk but I am learning!!

Day 63

Date: March 29, 2010
Weather: Dark
Time: 9:35 pm
Camera: Canon Rebel, ISO 400, Shutter Speed 1/60, Aperture f/5.6
Location: Apt.
Misc. Info: One of my friends made me a Knitten. It is blue and has one eye X-ed out because the knitten is in honor of my first cat Fran. Fran was about 25 or 26 when I had finally put her down. She was a blue breed, probably a Korat.

Day 62

Date: March 28, 2010
Weather: Dark, 60's
Time: 7:23pm
Camera: Samsung Point and Shoot
Location: Bob's Big Boy, Downey CA
Misc. Info: This a light fixture from the new Bob's Big Boy. There is some drama involved with this location. It was a Johnnie's Broiler. It had been closed down and used at a used car lot. It was torn down illegally. I guess they hadn't even turned off the utilities when they had started demoing it. Someone drove by and contacted the city of Downey. Which put a stop to the illegal destruction. Bob's purchased it and put a major amount of work into it. It is truly amazing! I am so glad they saved a part of history.


So finally today an ATT tech came over and replaced the router. Which fixed everything! I am so glad. Thing seem to be very stable at this point. The ATT tech said that on the router I had the wireless is the first thing to go. And since the router was over a year old the wireless was more likely to go out. That's not very reliable. Hopefully ATT e-cycles in a proper manner. So now I can get back to posting! Sweet!!

More Problems with my Internet.

So the U-Verse tech never showed up on Sunday. But things seemed to fix them self. I was wrong. Tuesday night things started acting funny. I unplugged and replugged the modem. That seemed to work. Wednesday morning, however, was another story. I called ATT again wanting a tech to come out and replace the modem. I got the most rude phone support agent. She didn't believe anything I said and was like rudely told me that she needed to do certain trouble shooting actions, which I told her they have been done before and I just wanted a tech to replace the modem. She then told me that it may be my network name and that she needed to change that. I said BS, that I had never heard of a network name causing connection issues. And to just send a tech out.

So finally after a lot back and forth, a tech is scheduled to come out tomorrow between noon and 4. We'll see if that really happens. All of this connection issues haven't allowed me to post in a couple days. Hopefully, tomorrow we will have a fix and I can post my latest pictures.