Comments on “As it Happened | Escape to L.A.

    Chiaon June 4, 2011 @ 6:49 AM:

    Love the BP- IWC Boutique? Also loving the GMT!

    Francoison June 4, 2011 @ 6:52 AM:

    The good thing is that the watch was too big for your wrist anyhow!

    Noble County Goldon June 4, 2011 @ 7:38 AM:

    That’s was LA is all about, margaritas and G wagons!

    Eliason June 4, 2011 @ 8:01 AM:

    Love the Big Pilot Perpetual Calendar…. Francois, I beg to differ!

    Samon June 4, 2011 @ 8:27 AM:

    The photos look great! Enjoy the camera!

    Ryan Hineson June 4, 2011 @ 8:43 AM:

    What an appropriate post, as I’m moving back to Los Angeles today. Actually I’m leaving in 30 minutes…

    ivánon June 4, 2011 @ 10:14 AM:

    What are your final thoughts on the Fujifilm?

    andyon June 4, 2011 @ 10:34 AM:

    Everything is saturated.

    Charleson June 4, 2011 @ 1:56 PM:

    Makes me miss Kodachrome and my old Olympus OM-1. I still can’t get the consistency in composition and color without a lot of backend photoshop work using a digital camera that I did with a film SLR.

    TMHon June 4, 2011 @ 3:18 PM:

    Another miserable trip huh? Sorry things aren’t
    working out. Keep the faith Michael.

    TWBon June 4, 2011 @ 3:23 PM:


    Any chance you could give us some [slightly] detailed thoughts on the Fuji after having it for a little while? I know this isn’t necessarily a photo blog, but I’m seriously considering purchasing one when they make their way back into stock.

    It seems every review out there is either focused on the technical aspects of the camera, or from a professional photographer who uses it as an alternative camera.


    eranon June 4, 2011 @ 3:29 PM:

    ACL is constantly building up my crave for this camera. Bad Bad Habit!!!
    the 1st photo with the Palm tree is perfect, Especially for people like my with an endless craving for L.A.

    Cliffordon June 4, 2011 @ 4:04 PM:

    Nice shots. Is the vignetting natural in the photos on top?

    Speedmasteron June 4, 2011 @ 5:14 PM:

    Love that IWC!

    Duncanon June 4, 2011 @ 6:45 PM:

    Looks like you had a really good time!

    The colors of the images look pretty saturated which I happen to like a lot.

    The image TO TELESCOPE I find ironic since Los Angeles has probably the worst light pollution anywhere in the country (apart from air pollution), attributable to suburban sprawl and the unfortunate desire to illuminate everything including the sky itself, therefore rendering telescopes as almost useless.

    I’m assuming that sign was leading to Palomar.

    Ramalhonion June 5, 2011 @ 6:13 AM:

    Great pics.. amazing details… I knew that the fuji took good pics! But that good! I couldn’t imagine ;))))

    Brandonon June 5, 2011 @ 3:33 PM:


    Nickon June 5, 2011 @ 10:26 PM:

    Dave Coury! :)

    Ryanon June 6, 2011 @ 12:15 AM:

    What you editing in, and how’d the Audi drive? A4?

    Tumbryon June 6, 2011 @ 12:55 AM:

    Great photos! I’m continually impressed by the pictures out of that Fuji.

    As for The Mission Cantina, some of my favorite tacos in Hollywood –don’t miss a taco tuesday, quality dollar tacos.

    Oh &Duncan, Palomar is in San Diego…

    Michael Williamson June 6, 2011 @ 1:33 AM:

    Ryan — the Audi is a Q5 (driver pictured, not me) and I am editing in Aperture.

    Telescope is the at the Griffith Observatory.

    Smith&Ratliffon June 6, 2011 @ 8:44 AM:

    LA looks so great saturated. Just like in reality.

    JonIndiaâ„¢on June 6, 2011 @ 10:00 AM:

    ooooo nice IWC.

    Justinon June 6, 2011 @ 12:58 PM:

    This just reminds me how much my camera sucks

    Rick Steamboaton June 6, 2011 @ 1:02 PM:

    Photo with hanging Levis…taken from?

    Looks like we took similar “Telescope” shots!

    doaneon June 6, 2011 @ 4:19 PM:

    The vintage Coleman coolers in the corner of the AETHER showroom is a nice touch.

    Matton June 7, 2011 @ 3:47 PM:

    Super photos!

    chrison June 8, 2011 @ 2:46 PM:

    As an LA native, i can only understand the watch to audi series as “How long have we been sitting in traffic”?

    martine@martinelouisedesignon June 9, 2011 @ 11:41 AM:

    Hey, love the photography on this post! Great retro feel, which always goes hand in hand with LA in my mind. My husband is from Santa Monica (i’m from the UK) and every time we visit i’m always ooogling at all the great mid century architecture and signage.

    Lanceon June 10, 2011 @ 3:55 PM:

    As an LA native, I love when visitors share their perspective on the city. It looks like you found one of the most important parts of the city. Our mexican food…. kudos.

    I love seeing a bit of your adventures… keep them coming.

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