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Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

A self-portrait captured with the help of a GoPro at San Onofre.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sung Lee

Many community members at Slab City make art from unwanted trash and recycled materials; here, a TV frames two broken chairs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Holly Ellis

Two bicycles are caught in a stream of sunshine on Pico Boulevard under the 110 Freeway.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Roberts

A hummingbird grabs a snack at the the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia. This image is one of a series, see an animated GIF of all six images stitched together.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Diogo Bessam

A spider sits in a web in West Hollywood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Skylar Aud

A young girl peers out from behind an American flag during this year's May Day parade in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Boylan

A couple dances in the Olvera Street Plaza in downtown L.A.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lenny Lloyd de Silva

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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Surf’s up!

At least that’s what Sung Lee would have us think. I love the first image in our set, titled “Board Meeting.” Lee got together a couple of cheap suits, a surfboard and a GoPro set to take a photo every two seconds to make this picture. GoPros are such fun cameras – they’re small, durable, and make decent images, with a signature distortion around the edges due to the wide angle of view. The challenge is issued – what kind of trouble can you get a GoPro into?

Another very cool image from this month is actually a combination of six images. The full animated GIF of this hummingbird is not to be missed.

Other standouts from this month include Holly Ellis’ image of a television framing two broken chairs in Slab City, and John Boylan’s portrait of a girl shielding her face with an American flag during a May Day parade in downtown L.A. One wonders what’s going through her head at that moment. Ellis’s image is a hint of the photographic potential in the desert, with Slab City, Salvation Mountain and the Salton Sea in close proximity, there’s a wealth of images to be had. Now that the weather’s getting cooler, it’s that much easier to head out on a desert adventure as well.

Feel like there’s a photo I left out, or one that doesn’t belong in the set? Sound off in the comments. See you next month.

Submit your photos here or to our Flickr group. You can also hashtag your photos #SoCalMoments on Instagram or Twitter. 

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