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A rider works her way through the barrel race at the Wild West Arena and Saloon in Winchester.


Sunset turns the clouds and sand the same color on Venice Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Steven Gaskin

The downtown L.A. skyline and dramatic cloud cover as seen from the Griffith Observatory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Johanna Siegmann

A man scratches a lottery ticket in front of the Grand Central Market in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Patrick Valera

A runner in the Los Angeles Rock 'n' Roll Marathon works his way through the second half of the race, as runners in the background are still completing the first half.


Railroad tracks along the L.A. River are visible between the pillars of the 7th Street Bridge.


A man sits next to a beverage refrigerator labeled for sale in downtown L.A.


Four LAPD officers walk in the Hollywood Christmas parade.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Betto Rodrigues

"Bob" gives a sad-eyed look at Maureen Bond in her garden.


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This month’s photos take us, as should the photos of any good month, across the breadth of Southern California, from Venice Beach to Desert Hot Springs. The lead photo captures a great expression on a horse and rider as they round a barrel during a race at the Wild West Arena in Winchester. From there, we zoom out to a landscape of L.A. taken from Griffith Observatory by Johanna Siegmann.

One thing I love about street photography is the tiny details that can be captured in a photo, such as Erin Xavier’s image of a man sitting next to a refrigerator labeled “For Sale” in downtown L.A. While that is the focus of the shot, the real beauty of the image lies in the details surrounding the scene: the neon “CASH” sign in the window, the goods for sale just inside the door on the right, the cigarette butts, wrinkled papers and cards on the sidewalk, and the little lock on the left side of the frame. These are the details that keep me looking at a photo. Meanwhile, he’s looking down at something in his hands — what is he looking at? A little bit of mystery, of course, always helps as well.

Other standouts this month include a sad-eyed look from a dog named Bob in Maureen Bond’s garden and David Patrick Valera’s image of a man scratching a lottery ticket in front of Grand Central Market.

We march on to December and the finish of our second year. It’s strange to think that Southern California Moments is almost 2 years old — that’s nearly 700 reader photos that we’ve published so far. Thank you for all your submissions and please continue to send us your images here or through our L.A. Times Community group on Flickr.

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1 Comment

  1. December 25, 2012, 3:43 am

    I would have expected that the policemen in the Christmas parade would have been in step!

    By: bur3don

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