All posts tagged: street

Fisheye one #1

Finally! I had my first roll of film developed yesterday that were all shot with my lomography fisheye one. Some of them turned out well and others didn’t. I learned a few things though after seeing the results. when shooting with this kind of film – Color Negative ISO 100: 1. shoot it on a bright sunny day – outdoors 2. never forget to advance the film before you shoot again or it will only under-expose the shot 3. use flash always when shooting indoors And for this kind of camera: 1. never go too close to a subject as the lens will give a black effect on the right lower part (see photo of my mailbox) 2. use higher ISO film for indoors 3. don’t use viewfinder as it will only make the fisheye effect off-center or could it be how I loaded the film?(more to the right) Camera: Lomography Fisheye One Film: Lomography CN 100 35mm Flash: built-in Processing: Color Negative C41

Arts in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is known to be the a hub of artistic inspiration and creativity. One thing that you must see when in the area is the Venice Art Walls, located in the sand of Venice Beach. Again, I’m warning you, there are tons of them… you have to click on the photos for larger view and did you know that you can also comment on a certain photo while on the carousel show? just sayin’ 🙂 I am not sure how it’s called, I mean the ladies in the metal hula. They were really good at it and gave us a magnificent show. Also, I’ve postponed posting today’s coffee as it will make this post longer and will be too much of a scroll.

friday food truck

Participating food trucks gather over at a nearby mall for festivities, they come every first Friday of the month and it was my first to go. I first felt squeamish with the idea since I have a weak stomach but I braved it and ordered a few specialties. We tried quesadillas, cheesy fries and some tapa, they were all good and it didn’t do me bad at all. So, I guess I’d be going every now and then. I am thinking that the weak stomach might just have been in my mind. 🙂 Today’s coffee: at home with my coffee milk tea, a good and just the exact mix of coffee and tea. Very nice and smooth. I am feeling a little bit sentimental over my mom’s death, I could just recall how the pain felt when I learned about it. Today is the 11th anniversary and I just said a very simple and short prayer for her. Thanks Ma.

minneola road exit

The road exit is just before the Calico Ghost Town on I-15 and about 2 miles north is a dirt road that brings you to the Calico Early Man Site which I hope to explore the next time we pass by this area. Btw, we have to exit here & stop on a side street near the abandoned gas station to add more air pressure on our car tires. It was a very quiet & eerie place but I forgot all about it ‘coz I was so consumed with the beautiful sunset. Linking to signs, signs. Have a nice time trick or treating tonight and keep safe everyone!

zzyzx rd

Zzyzx pronounced as /ˈzaɪzɨks/, was also known as Soda Springs, a settlement in San Bernardino County. The road is a 4.5 mile long which runs from the I-15 generally to the south of the settlement where the nearest town is Baker, CA and is 100 miles northeast of Las Vegas, which is the nearest major city. And in the lexicography it is alphabetically the last place name, at least in English alphabetical order. A little history: in my researches (wiki), it was a man named Curtis Springer who gave the name, claiming to be the last word in English language; he then established Zzyzx Mineral Springs & Health Spa in the area in 1944, where Soda Springs is a natural spring and his spa catered to the senior citizens. Also he used the springs to bottle the water and provide drinks to the travelers. Springer was then arrested in 1974 for misuse of the federal land. And it is now being managed by the California State University for their Desert Studies Center. ***this is a …