The Original Pantry Cafe

The Original Pantry. Los Angeles CA.

I drove Emily into downtown LA so she could pick up some tickets to the up-coming Glee Live show. Even on a Saturday the traffic back into Pasadena was heavy, so we decided to cool our heels and have dinner before heading home.

The Pantry is much more famous for it’s long LA history than it’s food. It was opened in 1924 and is currently owned by former Mayor, Richard Riordan.

Los Angeles Cityscape 2

Los Angeles Cityscape

Halloween evening, Emily and I took our cameras to the heart of downtown LA with the intent of getting a few interesting long exposure photographs. I’m always on the lookout for interesting photo locations and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently came up on my radar because of the reflection pool that surrounds the building.

The conditions could not have been better for a night shoot and we were both very pleased with our photos. Clear skies on a warm October night!

You can see another image from this shoot here.

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Disneyland’s Fantasmic! updated with new dragon

New Fantasmic! dragon at Disneyland
Emily and went to Disneyland over the weekend. We normally like to go during the off season when the crowds are minimal and that usually means we miss the Fantasmic! show which only runs during the summer.

However, because the park had many technical issues with some of the new features of the show, officials have decided to continue showing Fantasmic! on the weekends (Fri, Sat, and Sun) until the end of 2009.

Here is a hand-held shot of the new dragon (ISO6400).

More dragon photos here. Be sure to check out the large version of these images.