Posts for July 2013

Photos: Around LA

Thing practiced: photography

Tools used: Canon Rebel T3i, Canon 40mm f/2.8 lens

El Matador SB (Malibu) – f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100
El Matador SB (Malibu) – f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100

Angeles Crest Highway (Mount Wilson) – f/4, 1/3200 s, ISO 100

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Angeles Crest Highway (Mount Wilson) – f/4, 1/2000 s, ISO 100
Getty Center (Brentwood) – f/2.8, 1/40 s, ISO 3200

Getty Center (Brentwood) – f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100

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Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/4.5, 1/120 s, ISO 400
Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/4.5, 1/160 s, ISO 250

Lake Shrine (Pacific Palisades) – f/11, 1/120 s, ISO 160

Piano: Beethoven sonata no. 14 in C# minor (Moonlight), mvt. 3: Presto agitato

Thing practiced: piano

Tool used: a piano

I used to play the piano (somewhat haphazardly) as a kid, but I abandoned all music-related activities after damaging my third-favorite finger five years ago. Recently, though, I’ve been scrabbling to grasp whatever wispy skills I can muster, so I try to play whenever I’m near a piano. Which is rarely.

Turns out, I kinda suck. But that’s what practice is for, right?


Thing practiced:drawing

Tools used: index cards, pens, Sharpie, , , solvent