Sunday, July 27, 2008


A good day for photojournalism!!! This morning found me being awoken by a rancid smoke wafting in my open bedroom window. As a siren blared in the distance, I jumped to my feet, grabbed my camera and ran out the door. Scanning the sky, I saw smoke about two blocks south-east of my apartment, so I ran towards it. As I ran up the concrete stairs to the 99 freeway, I took these pictures.

Luckily it wasn't a house fire, but a homeless camp whose occupants were attempting to cook up some meth (at least that's what I gathered from the eyewitness reports of two explosive concussions prior to the fire). The fire quickly burned itself out and I went on my way.

On the walk back to my apartment, I noticed that the morning dew was covering some of the very beautiful flowers that line Dexter Ave N. Some bees were out also and with some patience, I managed to get some manual focus macro shots. Check them out!


Merqury said...

Maybe you have missed the burning old house, but you have captured wonderful morning beauties. The close up photo of yellow flower (last pic) is superb and earn highest credit.


jane said...

You must be using such a powerful lens. I love the zoomed flower.

Shaka Zulu said...

Its just the f/2.8 100mm macro lens that canon makes. It is a really good lens though. If I get crazy I'll put the EF25 extension tube on it and if I get totally fricking insane then I'll put my 10x magnification filter on top of that!!!