A self-portrait captured with the help of a GoPro at San Onofre.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sung LeeLink
Many community members at Slab City make art from unwanted trash and recycled materials; here, a TV frames two broken chairs.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Holly EllisLink
Two bicycles are caught in a stream of sunshine on Pico Boulevard under the 110 Freeway.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: David RobertsLink
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 BessamLink
A spider sits in a web in West Hollywood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Skylar AudLink
A young girl peers out from behind an American flag during this year's May Day parade in downtown L.A.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: John BoylanLink
A couple dances in the Olvera Street Plaza in downtown L.A.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lenny Lloyd de SilvaLink
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Reader photos: Best of Southern California moments for October 2013
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.
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