Flying east to west across Los Angeles, California and about to land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). I’m pretty sure this is Interstate 5 running north-south crossing one of the many other smaller freeways in Los Angeles.
After the introduction (or skip the intro), take the Kodak Tour. It’s well worth watching all the way through. Excellent scripting, photography, commentary, and fun.
Source: Dale Allyn
iPhoto Batch Enhancer is a tool for applying the adjustment settings used in one photograph to a batch of photographs, reminiscent of Aperture. I’ve not tried it but it looks quite useful.
The Passionate Traveler is Audrey Stein’s personal photo site. I bought some wonderful notecards that Audrey had for sale at The American Craft Museum in Los Angeles.
Flying from NY to LA one essentially goes diagonally across the country, northeast to southwest. Seasonal considerations aside (sun path changes summer to winter) sitting on the side of the plane away from the sun might produce less risk of sun glare on the window.
On the other hand, depending on approach routes sitting on the left side of the plane on both trips (NY to LA, LA to NY) would give one the best possibility of photographing Manhattan.
I do choose where I sit on planes to enable better photography but besides the wing and engine exhaust (and sitting next to a window, duh) there’s also time of day and which side of the plane you’re on.
Oh, this window was also quite filthy on the outside. My sensor is a mess but that’s not what you’re seeing here.
My mother and I are both huge fans of the late Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi. The Japanese American National Museum has a small show up of his design work: sculpture, paper (akari) lamps and a great video of a set he designed for the Martha Graham Dance Company.
What we did not know was that today was a planned demonstration on the controversial immigration reform bill before congress and the president. Most of downtown LA was blocked off so that 300,000 people could march and demonstrate. Driving in downtown LA isn’t easy for this Connecticut yankee but with this many demonstrators around it was, well, nerve wracking. My 90 year old mother loved the excitement and wanted me to drive around downtown so she could watch the action. I was glad to find my way out of there.
Oh, at the top of the hill you can see the LA Music Center and right next to it is the Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall which so many flickrites have photographed so beautifully.