Well I hate to post the same photo twice, especially in the same week, but in response to my ”ask Ron” request, this was the most asked question. More specifically, Dennis Barton wanted to know how many tries it took to capture this image, while Sheri Lyons wondered how the photo came to look like this. [click to continue…]
I thought I would try a new idea with the blog and create an Ask Ron category. My thinking is that every so often I would answer reader submitted questions and publish the question and my response here on the blog. They can be pretty much anything photography related, from travel destinations, gear, techniques, thoughts and opinions – you get the idea. If there is a photo you have always wondered about, maybe the story behind the image, that would be good too.
If you have a web presence; website, blog, Flickr page, I would be happy to link back in my response. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, that’s cool too.
You can post your questions in this thread, or feel free to email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you could, put “Ask Ron” in the subject so that I will know it is for the blog and not just someone asking a question.
I will do my best to answer all questions as best I can, but I will have editorial control, so I could decide to ignore a question – heck, it is my blog. So if I start posting photos of a wolverine den, chances are slim that I will provide the GPS coordinates. Likewise, asking for the name and number of the photo editor at XYZ magazine probably won’t get a response either, but most stuff will be fair game. So hit me with your Q’s!
Hey, speaking of wolverine. Now that we are heading into spring, I figure it might be a good time to remind everyone that my deal from last year is still on!
They have done a nice job with the waterfront along downtown Long Beach – it was much nicer then I remember.
We have wanted to photograph Vancouver and the Whistler area for some time. Traveling to and from Alaska these days has been very expensive, so we packed a lot of our winter gear on this trip in hopes of finding a killer last minute deal to the Vancouver area. Well guess what, thanks to an Alaska Airlines airfare sale, and some great luck with naming our price on Priceline, we have put together a very inexpensive trip. We spend a couple of nights in Vancouver, and then a couple of nights at Whistler. It is going to be a very busy, whirlwind of a trip, but if possible, I’m going to try to keep up with the blog. If there isn’t much activity, you will know why.
This is the entrance to the walkway that leads to the historic Casino building in Avalon, Catalina Island, California.
Earlier this week we moved over to campground in Newport Beach, just in time for a favorable, warm, off-shore weather pattern. I say favorable, because the off-shore winds blow much of the air pollution often found in this area out to sea, providing clearer then normal views of the buildings, surrounding mountains and bright blue skies. We have been running around like crazy taking advantage of this situation. We have hiked the hills around Irvine searching for cityscape locations, been up to Griffith Park on the other side of LA, and spent the last two days out on Catalina Island.
I’m running a bit behind on the blog, but decided to jump ahead and post a photo of the town of Avalon on Catalina Island becuase that is such a cool little town on a pretty island.
For me, the Yankee Peddler isn’t just a cool little photogenic store in Wrightwood, but it is also owned and operated by my sister-in-law Brenda.
We spent Christmas with family in Wrightwood, where I think they had as much snow as we did in Alaska. It is interesting what happens when it snows in the mountains so close to a huge, snow-less city like Los Angeles – thousands of people flock there to play in the snow. The traffic was pretty crazy, but it looked like people with sleds and snowballs were having a lot of fun.
This is an aerial view of the 110 and 105 freeway in Los Angeles.
I thought I would share a few more Los Angeles photos from last spring.