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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

Pictures in the News | Oct. 28, 2014

Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Moscow, where Russian Geographic Society staff members carry the body of a 39,000-year-old baby mammoth, named Yuka, to put on display....   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

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Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington, where teepees are set up on the National Mall as part of a protest against the Keystone pipeline. As part of its "Reject...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Pictures in the News | August 7, 2013

Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in a Southern California courtroom, where Nathan Louis Campbell appeared for his arraignment on one court of murder, 16 counts of assault...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Pictures in the News | Oct. 18, 2012

In Thursday's Pictures in the News: The aftermath of an airstrike by Syrian government forces against rebels, demonstrators clash with riot police during a 24-hour strike...
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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Occupy protesters march on Wall Street

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Manhattan's financial district early Monday to mark the 1-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement -- choking traffic...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

The Week in Pictures | Nov. 21-27, 2011

A Thai flood victim rests under a mosquito net at a relief center in Bangkok as a health worker fumigates a flooded neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. Since July, more...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Space shuttle Enterprise

Jan. 31, 1977: A horse and rider watch as the space shuttle Enterprise is towed from a Rockwell International facility in Palmdale to Edwards Air Force Base for a year of flight...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Pictures in the News | March 15, 2011

It's the colors of the Hindu festival Holi that start off our Pictures in the News. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, Israelis try to bring awareness to the plight of a kidnapped...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Pictures in the News | Dec. 20, 2010

Images of severe winter weather gripping Europe, disrupting air, rail and road traffic, dominate today's Pictures in the News. London and Paris are blanketed in snow, as is...   View Post»

   

Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013

Pictures in the News | Nov. 24, 2010

Wednesday's Pictures in the News features the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in China, where a Japanese sprinter tumbles to the track at the finish line during her...   View Post»

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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