Covered the Comedy Comedy Festival last weekend and it was a blast! Their lineup featured an amazing cast of characters featuring comedians, actors, sketch groups, improv groups, and storytellers (some who was on stage for the first time!). It was a blast and the most profound thing said by one of the organizers was “It’s not just about the Comedy but also the Community” (I may be paraphrasing but it sounded like something to that effect). Shout-out also to all the volunteers!
JANM last December when they partially transformed the hallway into an ocean.
LA Chinatown’s Golden Dragon Parade is always a blast and culminates with the lighting of firecrackers. I highly recommend getting there early to beat the crowds (and getting decent parking. If you want to be near the firecrackers at the end try camping towards the Broadway/Cesar E Chavez intersection OR Broadway/Ord (just start making your way towards the Dragons once you see the last lions pass to at least see the firecrackers)
Make sure to check out Lei Min Way after as that’s where a lot of events/activities are centered!
Got to cover the first Pacific Bridge Concert at the Los Angeles City Hall a few months ago! It featured an amazing lineup of Asian-American Artist and hosted by the awesome Jenny Yang!
Their line up featured:
Run River North
One of my favorite yearly events is the Project by Project – Plate by Plate. Every year they organize a food tasting event to benefit a non-profit of their choosing.
To learn more about Project by Project and the great work they do in the community check out their website or facebook page!
Heading home after a long drive and caught this scene in Chinatown with my phone.
Mojave Desert | National Preserve | Kelso Depot Visitor Center
Located on the 2nd Floor of the Kelso Depot Visitor Center is an exhibit about the railroad development/expansion in the U.S. It features equipment used, maps, posters/advertisements used to promote travel and some rooms restored as exhibits.
Had a few minutes to kill before meeting up a friend in DTLA so did a quick mile around the area. Lots of interesting buildings with restaurants popping up. Need to figure out how to get in them sometime as I’m not sure if they are residential or commercial.
There’s 3 things I want to talk about on this blog post. But FIRST a quick set of photos!
OK, with that here’s the 3 things:
There’s a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t drink and take photos.
- You might get some of your drink on your gear.
- You might accidentally drop your gear.
- You might lose your gear.
Luckily! I passed all my Fortitude Saves and Awareness Checks and I managed to take a few good pictures! I wanted to take more but thanks to running around doing various challenges and sweet talking my way out of trouble with the local constabulary (more on that later) I wasn’t able to.
Which brings me to my next topic.
If you plan to go the Ren Faire particularly The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire then there are something’s you definitely have to try.
- The Pub Crawl! Seriously its fun/entertaining and there’s something about being part of 30-40 drunk people making their way through the Faire LOUDLY. As the Pub Crawl Motto is We are Rude, Crude and Socially Unacceptable!
- The Ren Quest! Have you ever wanted to live out those RPG game adventures? Then here’s your chance! Its actually pretty straightforward and the biggest bonus of doing this is that the entertainers/participants are more likely to engage and interact with you.
And the last thing which is the photography bit.
Is there a lens in your kit that you haven’t really used? if so why?
I’m just curious because I own three lenses and there’s a barely used 35mm in it so I intentionally didn’t bring the other lenses and forced myself to shoot with it. Still need to shoot more with it so maybe there’s a subject or event that’ll come up for me to use it.
That’s that for this post.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
Finally got started on my backlog! I picked up an aftermarket lens during the holidays and at that time this lens was priced under $200.00 so I took a chance and bought it. Its the first time I bought an aftermarket brand and I was just hoping for the best when I used it.
It exceeded expectations and actually made me more excited to go shooting again.
Here’s a link for the lens if you want to get one just make sure to pick the one that works with your camera, and here’s some images I took with it.