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15 August 2008 @ 08:54 pm
Picture Post: Glow 2008  

A little while back postrophe and krystalemerges invited me to join them at GLOW 2008 at the Santa Monica pier, because hey, doesn't a whole bunch of things glowing sound like my cuppa tea? As usual, I toted along the camera and learned that I totally fail at getting decent night shots but hey, learning experience, right?

...Okay, um... this is from some shots I got at school while waiting for class to start. (Who's running this slide show? Are these out of order? *shuffles through slides*)

Ah, here we go, this is better. This is a shot of a tree that I thought looked cool at the beach. Because 90% of the shots were too blurry to show.

Here's the pier...

Pacific Coast Highway. I realized this was one shot that would look good blurred...

Once we crossed PCH to the beach, there was a cool art exhibit where they had set up a plasma lamp inside a ring like a little fire, and overhead was a canopy of white balloons with red and blue LEDs overhead. It was sort of like an artificial GLOW camp site. I got a movie of the "campfire", when it started really getting going with some kids around it ^_^

As we walked away from that we came across some images being projected on a sprayed curtain of water (once again, on the beach area...)

This is just a piece of a picture where I liked how the lights came out. Weird, I know...

As we got near the far end of the pier we saw the art piece entitled Migration of the Marine Tumbleweed, which seemed to be about plastic bags in the ocean. It was basically pretty lights bobbing on the water, but it still looked cool, though.

The ferris wheel on the pier all lit up...

krystalemerges and postrophe on the pier with streamy lights all around...

I caught a glimpse of the ferris wheel reflecting light off of the ocean and thought it was just gorgeous, so I got a shot...

That wasn't good enough, though, so I got a movie, too ^_^

Closer sort of ferris wheel shot...

On our way to the rave area, which was pretty cool but I have no good shots of, I realized my shots of the light reflecting off the water on the other side of the pier were coming out completely different, with the white of the crashing waves blurring and spreading the color of the wheel. I LOVED it. This is blurry, but I don't care, I think it's a great picture ^_^ FYI, desktop available of this because I wanted one for myself ^_^

That's the golden light of Santa Monica and Venice in the background...

There were more shots, obviously, but because of the fact my camera isn't really made for night shots, that's the quickie version of the evening...

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Train from Kansas City" by Neko Case
James Pruittdjinubito on August 16th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I like the blurred highway shot and ferris wheel reflecting light one. :D
krystalemerges on August 16th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
I didn't ever...
send you my pics did I??? I remember trying and not being able to get them to go through and I never got back to it...:-(
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on August 16th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: I didn't ever...
Well I got a lot that Richard decided were good that I didn't post, so we should just probably do a picswap at some point...
perlee_grace on August 16th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
I love the flowers and the tree. And the Ferris wheel.
Fritters: Gir YAY! by wilkins04fritters on August 16th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them!
Matthew B. Tepper: Goose flying fly flap honk psquawkasimovberlioz on August 16th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! Lovely pics! The first one makes me want to wear a bowtie.

Looks like a really fun festival. If I had a significant other currently this is exactly the sort of thing I might take her to.
Fritters: Castro - Not Dead Yet! by Frittersfritters on August 16th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
There were a bazillion people there, you might've met someone! And since when does not having an S.O. mean you can't go out and have fun?
Matthew B. Tepper: Ducks mallards pair quack greenheadsasimovberlioz on August 17th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
As krystalemerges and/or postrophe will recall, I have a little bit of trouble being in crowds of a bazillion people. If I'm with friends, and they are close by, particularly if I can see them, then I can usually manage.

I am of course quite capable of having fun without an S.O., which is a good thing, because then my opportunities for fun would be meager indeed. However, I have often observed that being with an S.O. can make the fun better. Sometimes much, much better. Wouldn't you agree?
krystalemerges on August 17th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
I will remember to give you a call next time we are off doing something unusual...although it often doesn't have much notice (Richard and I are just like that most of the time...)

the only negative to this, was a lot of exercise walking and also walking through sand, but it was a good workout, LOL!
Matthew B. Tepper: baby book sailor childasimovberlioz on August 17th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
That's a very kind offer! (Which is very typical of you, I've noticed!) Perhaps I'll take you up on it, only as you will recall I have that touch of agoraphobia, as demonstrated last New Year's Eve.
krystalemerges on August 17th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
No, no, no...
I will not make plans for Universal City Walk on NYE...non,non,non...

this wasn't too bad for 80%, but when we were on the pier through the rave area, it was a bit like NYE, but not nearly 'that' bad...

I will remember that...