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Posts tagged “Venice Beach

Titanic Gift Shop

An image of Titanic gift shop in Venice Beach, located towards the northern end closer to Santa Monica. I took this image on the fly as I had already set my camera to auto bracket and the ISO pretty high as this was a handheld HDR. While processing the image I noticed the sign that asks for $1 donation for pictures which I never saw back then; I was focused on the whole store setup and not just the statue! Had I seen the sign I probably would not have paid to take this particular shot but if I was taking detailed pictures of the actual statue I think I would give them $5 :), would you have paid to take this image?


Lets Dance

Yet another mural from the wild world of Venice Beach; this one is a bunch of animals line dancing! I like how the artist generated a sense of motion to them by imposing the shapes on top of each other, sometimes it makes it hard on the eyes to focus!

End of the Day

Another image from Venice Beach, this was taken at the “north” end of Venice Beach towards Santa Monica. Not really sure if there weren’t any street merchants on the grass area because it was too far up north or if was just the end of their day.

Gingerbread Court

Another image from the unique world of Venice Beach, California. This one is of a series of unique shops that created this very crowd drawing architecture; we just had to go inside but the stores weren’t anything memorable so I can’t tell you much more than that 🙂

Muscle beach

The world infamous Muscle Beach gym in Venice Beach California, getting up close to it for the first time I was really excited to see what it looks like. Its exactly how the movies depict it, open and full of juice heads flexing their muscles 🙂 I probably shouldn’t jump to conclusions because I really don’t know what diet they are following but one would just assume there are some form of steroids involved because they are unnaturally large, every single one of them!
I love working out and I’m big advocate of going to the gym regularly, just do it naturally; it will take time to see results but they will be sustainable. One day, I will share my story here, one day…. 🙂

The world’s smallest front yard

Another image from the “unique” world of Venice Beach and you have to give it to this guy for the creativity. The front yard couldn’t have been more than 6 inches wide but he was confident enough to claim that he’s got the world’s smallest front yard!

Endangered Species

Another mural from Venice Beach, the sign that reads Endangered Species is promoting some kind of musical band. I’m not really sure if their sign is just that or if the whole mural part of their ad, if it is that is quite impressive!

Venice Beach house

Just a beach house right on the boardwalk in Venice Beach, I placed the sun purposely in the frame trying to get a more colorful image 🙂 I would say 75% of the beach houses can be rented for the weekend or a few days and their price ranges from $300-$2000/night depending on the size of the house and the amenities provided. Around peak tourist season, expect a lot of college kids splitting the cost of such prime locations and crowding the areas.

Abbot Kinney

I took this image of this building because I found it interesting. The man in the picture reminded me of Johnnie Walker and after checking it definitely wasn’t associated with the brand, it was just a residential building but it was a really interesting painting and I decided to take a few snaps of the building from different vantage points. While processing the image above I noticed that the man had a name and I decided to look him up on wikipedia. You can read the full details through the link I provided, but to summarize (more…)

Over the Rocks

A sunset at Venice Beach that I took a few weeks back when I visited with my cousin. I was drawn to the texture of the rocks and I had seen that the sun was getting very close to their level, I setup my tripod and waited until it got very close and fired off these brackets. One thing that is not very clear here is the little cloud of sand that the wind had created, you can see a settle hint of it on top of the little hill along the line of the lifeguard tower; thats due to the fact that I used a wide angle lens and the background only looks smaller and further!