The whole event was a real pleasure to be a part of. Thanks so much to all the folks at the Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Arts Council who worked so hard on creating this event. I am sure it can’t have been easy to convince the Port authorities to let a bunch of photographers run amok on a boat in the harbor at night.
A few new images for my “At Fault” project looking at the different facets of the San Andreas Fault in Southern California.
I came across Little Rock Dam on my way back from the Devil’s Punchbowl, near Palmdale. It also lies virtually on top of the fault which made it interesting enough as it was. However I found out it is actually on the National Register of Historic Places.
It was built in 1924 and was the worlds tallest multiple arch reinforced concrete dam in the world at the time. Who knew? When it was reinforced in 1994 the original design was buried but I did find one photo of it with those arches…pity.
I just put up a few more images from the Port of Long Beach on the website. It’s a quite a departure for me display color work. Check them out at Night Port. I’m still working on a few more which should be up next week.
A bunch of local (and near local) photographers were lucky enough to be taken out by the Port of Long Beach to photograph the harbor in the late afternoon and evening last Wednesday.
These days photographing any facility like the second busiest port in the US would draw some attention from security and police and would probably turn out to be less than a pleasant experience so it was exhilarating to be put on a boat at told to have at it for few hours!
If only other organizations were as forward thinking.
Many thanks to Mario Gonzalez and the team at the Port of Long Beach for putting this together.
Summer did not quite go according to plan, but here I am trying to pick up the pieces and move on (Never give up – never surrender! as they on the movie Galaxy Quest).
I did make it out to on a couple of smaller excursions, one related to the “At Fault” series and another one out to the old LA Zoo.
The latter is part of an idea than is coming together related to the New Deal, but boy was it a sad and creepy experience walking into the small cages where so many animals suffered in the first half of the last century. While I walked the area I realized how little we have changed since then and the enormous amount of suffering we continue to inflict on the other sentient beings that inhabit this planet. Yeah, we CALL ourselves civilized…
I almost always take my IR camera with me as well. I really do get a kick out of IR even though it’s looked down on in some quarters.
As for the “At Fault” excursion, I went out to the Devil’s Punchbowl near Palmdale wherethe subject of that project, the San Andreas Fault, shows itself in a somewhat cliché yet dramatic manner as it pushes up layers of rock in impossible angles.
I’ll be working on the images (both IR and traditional yes) over the next few weeks.
I have been continuing work on my At Fault project looking at the San Andreas Fault and it’s presence in human and physical topography of SoCal. After the devastation in the Midwest from tornadoes where the devastation happened live on television for us to witness in real time, it really is eerie that in this part of the world we basically sit on this infinitely more powerful yet invisible and silent threat. Even more striking is how we all know it is there but we go about our daily lives ignoring the shadow the San Andreas Fault casts over all of us.
These latest images were all taken around the Mecca Hills which are sandwiched between Joshua Tree and the Salton Sea just south of Palm Springs where the Fault plunges south into Mexico.
For the last few months I have been working on an upgrade and refresh for my website. This has also meant an upgrade in the blog service which is now WordPress based. I hope you like the new look of both!
As advertised, my blog posts are rather erratic (hence the “intermittent” tagline), but now that I am up and running I am going to redouble my efforts and promise to be a little verbal!
I’ll be writing about my experiences at the Photolucida Reviews in the next few days. These took place a couple of months ago, but now that I have had time to digest that experience, I’ll put pen to paper and talk about my impressions.
This was my first time there and I know I searched high and low online for any pointers and tidbits of information that might have been useful to me as I prepared for the event. My best information came from other photographer’s blogs, so hopefully I might add a little something that may be useful another newbie when they are preparing for 2015.
Also the list of photographers (+generally cool people) on the right here is just that, people I have met and friends I am so grateful to have made over the last several years in Southern California and, PhotoNOLA 2011 and Photolucida 2013.