It's real

As usual I'm not sure as to the name of this type of tree, but some of its leaves seem almost too smooth to be real, but they are.


The five-pointed leaves of an American Sweetgum tree showing their autumn colors. (Not a lot of trees in Southern California have leaves that change in this manner.)
(So, yes, these are shots of the same trees as the last post, just focused on the leaves more than the fruit.)

19 Nov 08

Spikey in Autumn

These spiky pods are the fruit of American Sweetgum trees (which, apparently, are known as "gumballs," amongst other nicknames), as they look with the leaves showing their autumn colors and the pods start to reach... fruition.
(As seen in this post from back in January, within a few months they'll be hollowed.)

19 Nov 08

Come in

The Roosevelt building in downtown Los Angeles was re-vamped into condos. That I'll never afford (if I actually wanted to live downtown). But because it's built over the downtown train station I pass right by the garage, and that's what these shots are: the textured walls of the garage entrace (taken from outside, back in August, when it was still under construction).

Blue sink

From the kitchen window through the blue glass.

17 Aug 08

What happens to a can of soda pop left in the freezer?

You can't drink it, but the distended can is a good subject for photographs.

And three hours later it's covered with condensation.

26 Oct 08

There I went again

Browsing through the photos taken earlier in the year that I had not gotten around to processing I came across these shots taken back on May 30. Yes, it's the same location as the last post--under the 4th St. overpass (along Flower St.) in downtown L.A.--which proves that I have a mildly recurring obsession with these rocks. Here's what they looked like around the same mid-morning time as with the last post, just six months earlier. (Notice the different angle of the sun.) And in black & white.

A plant grows through it

Under the 4th Street overpass in downtown Los Angeles, the side of the hill is covered with these rocks. At least six months ago a plant somehow grew through the concrete, but there's only a small window of time in the day when sunlight peeks through from above down on it. And for months that time was never when I was passing by. (Back in June I posted this shot of it in shadow.)
That is, until mid-October. These shots were taken between 9:50 am - 10:00 am on October 10, 16, and 17. Within a week after that, the window of sunlight on it had expired until next year.