Sunday, May 27, 2012
So I've finally finished looking through the thousands of photos from my brief visit to LA, and decided to split it up into 4 posts...
We finished up in lake arrowhead, with a pleasant breakfast, and a whole bunch of goodbyes; before driving back down to the city.
We made it back to the city, and I dropped Miguel at his hotel, before traveling to my new accommodation, and prepping for a week of touristy-stuff.
First-up, a local-ish Steadicam equipment manufacturer was having their open-day; so I headed north to the GPI-PRO factory to have a little sticky-beak and see some different equipment.
Had a great time, flying a totally different set-up to what I'd been practicing with all week; meeting some new people, and even bumping into another steadi-student (chewy).
We headed down to santa-monica to try out "the best burgers/beers" in LA.
I got to play-up the ol' aussie accent, making it much easier to meet new-people and share their table in the over-crowded little bar/restaurant/pub/what-would-you-call-it?
The beers were great (dark-chocolate beer? I'm there!), the sweet-potatoe-fries were awesome, and the burger was indeed, spectacular... sadly I've completely forgotten the name of the place (isn't that always the way?)
Spent a day of recovery on the sunday, then made a quick set-visit to a TVC on monday, before catching a couple of films = weirdest self-made double-bill ever. Jiro dreams of sushi (doco) at an upper-class art-house theatre followed by the amazingly patriotic (and idiotic) Act of Valour at the B-movie theatre down the road...
Tuesday was spent, driving around, and hitting up some museums/tourist hot-spots.
So that's part one of four. I know what you're thinking; that was a piss-poor re-cap...
Ummmm... it's been a while and I don't remember details that well anymore. Look, just focus on the pretty pictures and it'll be fine.
Part two up soon - it's got more mammoths
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
here's the latest batch
obligatory driving shot
mt coot-tha view
may 3rd 2012
my pick of the bunch
looking to the South-East
Bonus - Video of the shoot.
as an extra-special bonus - from 2004
sunrise may 3rd 2004
Promise that I am working on a re-cap of my LA adventures, but for the moment - it's off to the bridge for a tour-guiding shift.