total lunar eclipse - aka "blood moon"
The total lunar eclipse, "blood moon," seen from the high desert foothills between Apple Valley, and Lucerne, CA. The full moon was super brilliant. When the earth's shadow began darkening the edge of the moon, several dogs began barking. An eerie howling chorus of coyotes joined in. As moon light slowly grew darker, in unison, the barking and howling gave way to sudden, absolute quiet.
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post : 16 april 2014 - lunar eclipse comments
six months after the yosemite national park "rim fire"
lupine on california highway 49
Last week I drove the switchback curves of winding historic CA. Highway 49 to the north entrance of Yosemite Park. Rain showers traded with sunlight off and on. At roadside lupine and poppy's
were at their fresh colorful best.
In 2013, mid- August through mid- October on the edge of Yosemite Park raged the devestating 257,000 acre Rim Fire.
I had read that from the ashes of wild fire, wild flowers flourish. When I received an email from a local there that the time for ashes to flowers was right. Off I went.
To see more photos of that road trip : CLICK HERE
post : 1 april 2014 - ashes and flowers comments
9 March @ 8:30am : The first morning of daylight savings time -
Glendale, CA skyline, the Verdugos and San Gabriel mountains seen
from Los Angeles, Griffith Park northern Mt. Hollywood trail.
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post : 10 march 2014 - glendale skyline comments
flag & crosses - international women's day los angeles
missing girls and women - international women's day los angeles
ayúdanos a encontrarlas - help us find them
8 March - International Women's Day was observed in Los Angeles's McArthur Park with music, dancing, art, poetry, speakers. The global theme was "Equality for women is progress for all." A few women wore "sandwich board" signs with photos and descriptions of missing girls and women. "Veterans for Peace" had a memorial of crosses for teenagers that were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Speakers said to 'Stop sending our children off to die. As women, invest in caring not killing.'
post : 9 march 2014 - international women's day comments
While the east coast of the U.S. experiences all time record breaking snow fall and sub freezing temperatures, the west coast, Southern California, is summer time hot, with an all time record breaking serious lack of rain and impending water shortage.
Two bask under the mid-day sun in North Hollywood park.
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tradional mexican strolling musician
Strolling musician Rafael Rubion sings popular folk song "La Paloma" in La Parrilla restaurant, Los Angeles, Sunday morning before Valentine's Day. Bright red cutouts of hearts and cupids for lovers dangled above his head. Shyly in broken English he proudly said he's been playing the guitar and singing for 45 years.
post : 9 february 2014 - strolling musician comments
Her name is Lexi, a spokesmodel for Celebrity Cruises at the Los Angeles Times travel show. She coyly looks directly at you as she speaks. The only thing she was not really there. She's a life size double sided projection onto a 1/2 inch thick screen. She smiles, blinks from time to time, and speaks in an alluring way of complimentary drinks, gourmet food, and the wonderful time to be had onboard a Celebrity Cruises ship. The most charming hostess at the travel show, until -poof- she's unplugged.
lexi (reverse projected side)
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circus liquor clown
Hovering above passing motorists a laughing neon clown beckons with the lure of liquor and wine. Amusing, the clown is a long time North Hollywood landmark at the corner of Vineland Ave. and Burbank Blvd. Although a tough neighborhood for a late night run for booze.
post : 6 january 2014 - circus liquor clown comments
Idle Hour Cafe
A Historic-Cultural Monument restoration in progress. In Los Angeles the last remaining example of barrel shaped architecture is on Vineland Ave. North Hollywood. Built in 1941 as the Idlle Hour Cafe. Sold and renamed in the 1960's as Rudy's Keg the big barrel became La Cana, a Flamenco dinner club in 1971. Closed and deteriorating since 1984, the reborn barrel shaped building will again be the Idle Hour when reopened.
post : 6 january 2014 - idle hour cafe comments
downtown los angeles skyline
My first photo of 2014, New Years @ 9:17 am. An overcast view of Downtown Los Angeles skyline from the Griffith Park Upper Beacon Trail, as seen through the burned tree remnants of the devastating 2007 wild fire.
post : 1 january 2014 - downtown los angeles comments
Susan Burton is founder of A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project, that consists of six homes and assistance programs for women recently released from prison. This portrait was included in journalist Bill Moyers PBS television broadcast, Moyers & Company, The entire show was titled Incarceration Nation. 20 December, 2013.
post : 24 december 2013 - susan burton comments
scott ave. echo park - los angeles
Wise words written on the underside of an old abandoned box spring. Note the spray can on the ground. Kitty corner is a Spanish style duplex from the "past," taken "care" of and freshly painted with "present good."
post : 26 october 2013 - scott ave. words comments
Ferris Wheel and three kids in Scrambler ride. Santa Monica pier.
post : 16 october 2013 - ferris wheel comments
post : 15 october 2013 - two tomatos comments
desert harvest moon 2013
A harvest moon cake for you ...
post : 19 september 2013 - harvest moon comments
rusty nails, screws & broken glass
post : 8 august 2013 - rusty nails & screws comments
sunset desert bird of paradise
post : 7 august 2013 - sunset whirligig bird of paradise comments
My father's hat.
post : 16 july 2013 - hat comments
post : 5 july 2013 - desert chair bike sofa comments
may day 2013 demonstration, los angeles
- turn on sound -
May Day 2013. A few thousand marched down Broadway.The 99% were represented by Immigrant workers rights and amnesty groups, labor unions, families, flag wavers, and a Occupy Los Angeles contingent.
post : 1 May 2013 - may day comments
post : 12 April 2013 - poloroid transfer comments
self portrait 1
self portrait 2
Artist, Another Smith.
post : 9 April 2013 - self portrait 1 & 2 comments
aztec and poodle
Aztec and poodle at the Blessing Of The Animals, Olvera Street, Los Angeles the day before Easter Sunday.
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post : 31 March 2013 - blessing of animals comments
you scared my dog
Another Smith's sketchbook #4
More Another Smith point of view - CLICK HERE
sunbather & dog
Oblivious sunbather's dog sniffing at my shoes.
post : 16 March 2013 - sunbather - you scared my dog comments
I recently photographed, for the Durfee Foundation, at Libros Schmibros Lending Library & Bookshop in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Writer, book critic, and founder David Kipen is a Durfee Springboard grant recipient.
On a sunny, mellow Wednesday afternoon Kipen listened as musician and regular book reader Dennis Uyat played the cello. The hanging shopfront banner's message shines in the afternoon light.
post : 14 March 2013 - libros schmibros comments
i like your hair
From Another Smith's sketchbook.
More Another Smith point of view - CLICK HERE
As a child she cried when told by an 'old wrinkled woman, some day you will be just like me.'
post : 13 March 2013 - she cried - i like your hair comments
Politically I don't always agree with my friend, observer of life, artist, - Another Smith. - However Smith's point of view is thoughtful, ironic, and fun to look at. Maybe more to come ...
post : 11 March 2013 - another smith comments