Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – One

Saturday was way to hot. Sunday was just hot.

Plently of writers. They’re all rock stars to us.

Plently of book publishers. There is something for everyone.

To many crazies handing out you name it.

Except for Disneyland I’ve never seen so many families. Could be the price of admission – $0.00. This is good. Very good.

Far to many signs declaring “Absolutely no photography.” Boring.

$5.00 lemonade. The stuff probably had plently of sugar. In which case you just got more thirsty and wanted more lemonade. What a racket.

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Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books

The crowds at the festival were large. LA loves their books. For two days in April writers are rock stars.

Just as the book lovers showed up the sun and heat made an appearance. It stayed hot all day Saturday and should make a repeat Sunday. Water was needed and plently was abailable at $4.oo a bottle.

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Samy’s Camera NO More!

I purchased a camera from Samy’s Camera last August. When I purchased the camera I was given a card that allowed me to get 300 free prints.

I used it once last December for 125 prints. It worked OK. Then today I went in to get 122 prints made and was informed you could only get 25 prints in a month. In short they changed the rules. Just like the credit card companies.

The card is good for one year. That means I could go once a month starting today and get a max of 125 prints because I have only until August.

Screw Samy’s Camera. Never again. No mater how desperate I am I will never use Samy’s Camera.

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Whale Of A Wall

This post is our unoffical contribution to the Picture of the Day monthly theme photo. This month it’s Mural or Graffiti.

John Krill: LATFOBThe current whale mural is the third version at this site. The first whale mural was painted onto the white wall below the current whale wall. That first version was the first whale mural that Wyland did.

A few years later Wyland (He uses his last name only.) reversed the painting with the whales pointing toward the sea. Then the owner of the lower wall, for whatever reason, painted over the second version.

Wyland, just prior to the lower wall being painted white, had purchased the building that the current wall mural is on. The owner of the lower wall wanted the same building and may have painted over the whale to get even with Wyland. Whatever.

Wyland, after remodeling the building, created the current mural. It’s made up of hundreds of porcelain tiles. Each tile is hand painted by Wyland.

The photo is made up of three images. We used Elements 6 Photomerge Panarama utility to create a single image. You can click the image to see a larger version.

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It’s The Photographer Not The Camera

Some photographers believe they need the most expensive cameras in order to do good work. This photographer demonstrates that this isn’t the case. He’s using a Canon G9 PowerShot to take time-lapsed photos of a parade in Laguna Beach. He hopes to make a short and quick film showing the entire parade going by in a flash.

John Krill: Photographer

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