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Justin’s Golden Bowl!

Today was Justin’s last day at Rick and Morty, so a group of us work friends decided to go out and celebrate with a bowling ball sized bang.

The man himself, Although he is quite funny in real life and full of laughter, will never smile on purpose for the camera.

Our first stop was Golden Road Brewery, which as you can see was packed full of drunk adults and tiny screaming children. The wait was over an hour for the table, but we managed to snag a sweet standing table that was in the dog parking section. The nachos were amazing!

Justin’s parting gift was a Minion themed crotched *ahem* sleeve, Hand stitched by some poor artist on Esty. Justin un-ironically likes drawing crude disgusting depictions of the despicable yellow creatures, so the sleeve was fitting.

After enough IPA’s we decided to continue the party at Pickwick Bowling alley!

Kari poured some of the lightest beer I ever tasted. And Justin took control of the Bowling terminal to rename me something special.

It took him a few minutes to fat finger the keyboard. But he eventually christened me “Chode Sploder”!

Everybody threw balls and occasionally we hit some pins! I got to use the high drive setting on my camera to get action shots of Elisa throwing a ball down the lane.

A few random shots of the group being lit by the cosmic lights.

Justin had been demanding that we turn the bumpers on the whole night, but no one could figure out how. So finally Kyle found the dinosaur ball shoot, and Justin and Ant had a go at it.

I asked Kari to test the lighting so she jumped on Elisa and made a face that she forbid me from posting. And then Ant Posed with the Minion Sleeve

And then we took a cool group shot that had some amazingly accidental cinematic lighting!

The Spirit of Burbank

Some would argue that the Spirit of Burbank is the worlds first Mach 2 Fighter Aircraft, while others would say its the smell of soapy cars making their way through a car wash on a bright sunny Day. Some would even shout that it’s the name of the Halloween store open year round on historic Magnolia Blvd. I would just say that Burbank’s spirit is just something fleeting, something in the lighting. It’s something that can only be captured on film. And also the plane. The plane is Literally called ” Spirit of Burbank”

I was getting a bit restless this weekend, and I wanted to try out a new film stock, So I packed my Canon AE-1 Program wit a couple rolls of Fujifilm 200 and set off on my bike searching to capture some of Burbank’s magic

Kelly Johnson’s faster than sound fighter was a deadly missile in both ordinance and design. They sometimes referred to it as the Missile with the Man Inside. Not all F104’s were equipped with men inside though, In 1964, Jackie Cochran set the women’s speed record at 1400 Miles per hour in one of these winged rockets.

Burbank’s thirst for aviation is powered by the Burbank Water and Power utility company, which you can get an amazing view of on the Magnolia bridge, I stopped here on my bike to get a shot of that beautifully pastel tower.

If you wish to visit Burbank, One of the possible ways to get here is by Train. The metro line stops very close to downtown. Although the preferable way would be the classic Automobile…

The wide streets and slow speeds limits of Burbank are perfect for vintage cars. You can see plenty of them cruising on the weekends. Or just parked out on the curb in one of the many free parking spaces that Burbank seems to have so much of.

Perhaps you are more of a downtown person. I like getting up high on the parking garages to see the tops of buildings. I like the way the light hits them and makes the strong diagonal shadows on the ground!

Or perhaps you would like to get even higher, and away from the city. For those who wish to raise their spirits, there is wild wood canyon trail. A steep hike that rewards hearty travelers with a view of one of Southern California’s finest Radio towers. This day was a bit hazy, so there were no good pictures of the valley, but Hopefully I’ll snag one soon.

A Day at the Zoo : 2022!

Today I took the DLSR out to the LA Zoo. I haven’t been here in over a year and with a camera lens with this kind of length! it was great to be able to finally optically zoom past the fences and get closer to the animals! and the Anteater was here this time!

The seal posed for me while I fumbled with the film camera!

And the Flamingos got into a tiff with each other while the Mira cats kept a look out.

I love how tall the vegetation is. there is so much vertical foliage at the Zoo, you ca never tell where you are!

The Tamron lens still isn’t as close as I would like, but I was able to shoot over the crowds and get these nice full body shots of the elephants and zebras!

And there were so many wonderful Giraffes comin out to munch on some branches!

A ruler for scale!

I never usually get good pictures of the monkeys! But here are a few chillin out for every one to see! I also got some pictures with my film camera! so hopefully those will turn out good!

Ahh and at long last I meet the Ant Eater. He was scarfing down a big bowl of ants behind that log. occasionally lookin up at the crowd to flick his tongue!

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