Sunday, June 26, 2011


I like to think images are short episodes, fragments of time frozen within four borders.

evening sky
Legg Lake
pink rose
Long Beach sunset
Louie in fisheye
Long Beach
LB aquarium
Mayberry Park

For those of you who have been reading with my blog since I blogged about Chinatown, you might remember me mentioning my future summer trip to San Fransisco. Well after adding up the expenses, Abraham and I decided to cancel the trip to San Francisco and save up our money to go to New York in December for New Years. I was really cool about staying local this summer and not traveling but about a week ago, Abe suprised me by telling me he's going to take me to Catalina Island. I'm super excited because it's semi local (the island is only a 20 minute boat ride from LA) and it won't cost so much. I've never been there and have only heard stories about when he went with his family.

I looked up some photos on Flickr to give me an idea of what to expect. The following was one of my favorites (not mine.) Clicking on the photo will send you directly to it's rightful owner.

IMG 0223 Two Harbors, Catalina Island

I think it'd be fun to do a post on some of the things I want to try and do once I'm there (take a tour to see the flying fish, rent a kayak + snorkeling) and maybe give a little history on the island. If you are interested, let me know :D

I have truly come to appreciate all of your constant support and friendships, (you know who you are.) Thank you x


Meena Dhuga said...

lovely photos :)

Meena xx

PaulB said...

Oh you capture the essence of Lou perfectly. I am so glad that he surprised you with the tickets to Catalina. I am soo excited for you..that will be another check on your list of places to go.

Ps. I am sooooooooo jealous of you going to new York. I want to go there sooo bad

Denise said...

Oh you capture the essence of Lou perfectly. I am so glad that he surprised you with the tickets to Catalina. I am soo excited for you..that will be another check on your list of places to go.

Ps. I am sooooooooo jealous of you going to new York. I want to go there sooo bad

Davide said...

Great great captures ;)!!!! Well done Brenda!!! ;)

tasha faye said...

wow! <3 i really love this set of photos, LA is so amazing, sigh. and i'm so happy for you that you're going to that beautiful island! it literally looks like paradise, meow. xxx

Anita said...

The photos are really amazing. And I am so jealous that you will be going to New York during New Years Eve!

Nicky。♥ said...

New York New Year! Just thinking about it makes me shiver! :D

It will be fantastic!

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Your blog's so wonderful + beautiful + lovely. x hivenn

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

P.S I can't wait to see your photos from the island.

Larhue said...

Amazing Images! Very Beautiful! :-)

Jane said...

Gorgeous pictures, as usual! Catalina island looks beautiful and it sounds like you'll have heaps of fun.

LCR said...

you make me want to be in LA every time I visit and see your gorgeous photos.
LOVE "fragments of time within four borders". What a line:)
I can't wait to see what you come up with for the "challenge" theme:) I bet you can do something awesome with it.

Ainsley said...

look at those kitten paws!

galatea. said...

the palm trees photo is gorgeous! but my fave is the tie-dye sky against all those cables x

your best collection, i think xx

Ioana Liliana said...



Amylou said...

I loved what you said about them being fragments of time.
I want to step into each moment!

Felicia said...

Catalina Island sounds like so much fun! I would love to see flying fish one day!

Also, I love what you wrote at the beginning of the post about images being "short episodes, fragments of time frozen within four borders." Beautiful!

Michael Valčić said...

Great shots!

You've picked a great time of year to visit New York. A trip through a snowy central park with its many bridges and frozen ponds is quite breathtaking. Everything is even more lit up than usual from the Christmas lights. It really is something else.

Marisa Noelle said...

Ah these photos are so dreamy and beautiful! I love the quote you used for this post...lovely. Catalina Island looks stunning! Can't wait to see what your photos look like:)

Brenda said...

Meena, Paul, Denise, Davide, Tasha, Anita, Nicky, Jazzy E, Larhue, Jane, Ainsley, galatea, Iona, Amylou, Felicia, Marisa: Thank you so so much <3

LCR: Your always so sweet. I'm looking forward to the next challenge! :)

Michael: That's good to hear, can't wait :D

Kathryn said...

Catalina Island looks gorgeous! I can't wait to see all the pictures you take there.

Meena Dhuga said...

thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog brenda! really appreciate it :D

Meena xx

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Fantastic pictures! Magical atmosphere, very beautiful!

Olga said...

It is so exciting to go to Catalina! Your boyfriend is an angel:)
I am sure you will find many interesting and inspirational things in there.
I can see that you experimented with some different techniques. The result is stunning. You are very talented young lady:)

tattina said...

The fotos are magic, especially the last one!

Fransisca Angela said...

Wonderful pictures and colors, I love them all. These pictures absolutely such a warm welcome to me as I've been gone from blogger for weeks :)

Good for you, you already have a plan for new year. hope everything goes well :D

Dilan Dilir said...

amazing pictures :D

Marisa said...

Wonderful shot!

Sarin Aladadi said...

I love how you have four sunset shots yet they're all different in a way. I personally love the sunset shot with the electric cords because you take something so fundamental such as the electric line and make it look so geometric and intricate! Love your photos and will be following to see more! (:

ps. i noticed your from LA and have fun places to visit in LA! Im totally gonna be checking out the places!

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A Lost Feather said...

! i love the first sentence :) so true. and the photos.. love.

hey! ny for new years! that's exciting :) i haven't spent a new years in manhattan in years. wait that's not true. i was there 2 years ago. but i've never done any of the big nyc nye type stuff. ah i love the city around christmas time though, so festive and fun!