Rick and Morty Christmas Party!
After a long stressful year we finally finished Season 6 of Rick and Morty! And to thank us, the studio threw a super cool party at the LA Zoo. With open bars, Celebrities’, and cool fortune cookies for every one! Also Two roaming photographers, Jessie Gray, who is A professional one, and then a very ameture yours truly. So some of these pictures are hers, and some are mine.
My friend Santana was my plus one, and we then met up with Gen, Kari, Daniel and Elaine, to make our way inside. The zoo was all lit up with cool light sculptures!
Once inside we were treated to drinks and free fortunes! I asked the fortune teller if I should start taking flight lessons, and she gave me some good advice!
Here are the fortune cookies in their cool packaging!
Then Dan gave a drunken and inspiring speech!
Then we all had a merry time and drank together!
I got a little too tipsy and tried to take a selfie with Dan and Jack!
there were lots of other fun people at the party too!
And amazing food!
Brand Park at Sunset
The late afternoon sun sets on the Brand Park Library. Don’t let the calmness of this picture fool you. I was one of many photographers that day swarming the area. Most people were taking their tinder profile pics though, while I was trying to capture the architecture on my Canon AE-1.
Capturing the light at golden hour is tough. You only have 15 minutes or so of the best lighting of the day. Luckily my friend Max and I happened to take a walk at the perfect time to capture the light hitting brand park. It was turning everything golden! It was beautiful in person, but I had no idea how it would turn out on film. Luckily with some Lightroom pushing I was able to sort of recreate the ambiance.
I really liked the way the light was hitting these houses on the walk up the hill. I had to push all these in light room a bit. but I think this captures what they sort of looked like at 4:30
A few days later the Rick and Morty crew decided to have a park lunch and we revisited the same spot. You can really see the difference in the colors. The time of day really does change the entire atmosphere and mood of a place. I had to pull back the highlights on these quite a bit or else the images just went straight to white immediately.
My favorite place at brand park is the Japanese tea garden, It’s only open on weekdays! so you have to make a point of taking your lunch there for a little picnic.
Here is another one of my favorite parks in Burbank, This is Ralpfoy Park, and that’s Max, getting his eyeball licked by a dog!
I’m still obsessed with the water treatment center behind the park. I’m learning more about it. I’m pretty sure The Burbank Operation Unit (BOU) cleans the ground water toxins left over by good ol’ Lockheed!
And here are just a few more Burbank shots to finish out the roll. These were taken at about 4:30 ish I was finally able to capture 500 E olive avenue in a way that did it justice. Its a really nice grid building that looks striking when the sun hits it.
Pedlow Skate Park!
Today I went with my friend Gen to Balboa Park’s smoothest concrete slopes, Pedlow skate park! I brought my 35mm Canon AE-1 to get some cool vintage shots of all the skaters and ramps!
People were getting some crazy air on the short half pipes. And Gen was learning to fly in their quad skates.
I brought my brand new Riddell skates, but I really only managed to make it over the bunny hill.
Other people were gong absolutely nuts!