Friday, March 22, 2013

Tony R's Fourth and Last Post

"On my last outing with Nikki, I went to the Corona Heritage Museum, with my Mom, and walked around a bit. This was the first time I had been there when the train exhibit was open. I went in and met the two gentlemen that ran the exhibit and got a cool history lesson about Corona. The exhibit is built to replicate life in Corona in 1949. Lots of historical buildings as well as landmarks that I recognize today. The neat part, is that I am now going to photograph the whole exhibit to be used for their promo media and they will have my shots playing on a large flatscreen in their exhibit booth. They will also hand out my cards during the exhibits. Pretty cool!

After the train exhibit, we just walked around the grounds a little and visited the thrift store, there on the grounds.

That concludes my time with Nikki.  Her presence definitely inspired me and I am thankful to have been a part of her journey!  Now she is off to the Bay area for her final stay before heading home."

Tony R's Third Post

"Took Nikki down to LA and Venice with my friend Spencer this past weekend.  I had never been to this part of LA and it was definitely interesting to walk around.  There are quite a few sound stages around the area and we even got kicked out off a set!  Almost all of the buildings had some for of art or another on the walls which made walking around even more fun.

We then headed out to Venice.  Once we got close, we were met with a wall of fog.  It was kinda creepy walking down the boardwalk but made for some interesting shots."

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tony R's Second Post

"It was kind of slow around work, so I attached Nikki to the PK-13 and cruised around work for some macro work.

I even found some flowers in bloom out front.  Of course it was in the middle of the night and we just had the security lights going.  I just setup the tripod and used about a second and a half exposure.  Worked great!

Later that week, I left for work a little early to take a few shots.  Found out that some idiots thought that the field by my house, the one I use for portraits, was a good place to dump their crap and then set it on fire!  Thankfully the fire department was quick to put it out and the damage was minimal.  This is a 15 shot panorama, in the Brenizer style.

There was an eclectic mix of stuff, but the dolls really stood out to me.

After I left the field, I drove down the road a bit and saw all of the cows hanging out under my favorite tree.  Took a quick 6 shot panorama, then cruised into work.

As the sun was setting outside, I went back out front to grab a few more shots of the flowers.  The setting sun gave them a nice, warm glow.

Looking forward to going to Hollywood and Venice on Friday!"