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Thursday, February 27, 2014

ART: A form of expression

ART: A form of expression
When it comes to expressing one’s desire or wants, it can be manifested in the form of art. A free form of expression amongst many talented artists is street art. Today, we can roam the streets and come to find many murals on walls around the city just like this one in Downtown Los Angeles.
            This mural can express many different things to many different people. To some, it may symbolize a woman being brave and just posing. For others, they can see flames and fire behind this woman and perhaps others may see a woman to whom air is being blown at her face making her hair wave in the air. It is all about ones own imagination and perception that can influence our thoughts about what we are being presented with this art.
            Hundreds, if not thousands of people walk by this mural everyday and it can be that every single one of them may find their own definition as to what is being expressed here. Drivers pass by this mural and get a glimpse of it too, this making their perceptions countless.
            This mural stands out to me a lot and that was one of the reasons as to why I chose it. It says more than just a woman being portrayed as a fighter or someone who is set out to fight and show braveness. I see a woman who is running, whose hair is moving as she runs and is trying to bring her hands towards her face.
            In this picture, I was able to capture vehicles passing by as well as people who walk right by this mural, this creating some sort of movement within the picture.

Los Angeles Murals

Murals Of Los Angeles: Conservation Programs

Social and Public Art Resource Center – SPARC

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Downtown LA view from the Freeway

So, just the other day as I was a passenger on my friend's car and while he was driving on the freeway, I decided to snap some shots of the buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. 

I was able to get some real cool shots with my Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera that show some of the buildings, the freeway and the sky with some scattered clouds. This is a new camera I received as a gift and have not had the chance to get to know how to really use it.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

My Picture

Today I am sharing with you one of the photos I was able to take over the past weekend. I was up at the Griffith Observatory and took a shot of the city from above. In this picture you are able to see what I believe is Downtown Los Angeles.

During the process of taking this picture I took about 30 plus photos and ended up choosing this one after dealing with the hard decision of selecting just one.

The clarity of this picture is not as clean and crisp as it should, but all the pictures I was taking were looking like this so next time, I need to get a better camera or work on not taking long shot pictures.

Anyways, lesson learned.


Hello! I am writing to you to let you that I will not be able 
to make it to class tomorrow. I do apologize, but these past few days have been really bad for me. I was in the emergency room just hours ago and am now resting at home. I had severe stomach pain that I have been suffering from for about a year now; but today was way worse. I got pain medication and am waiting for test results. Any movement causes me pain and driving tomorrow will cause even more pain, that is why I am writing to you to notify you of my absence. I apologize to you professor and to my classmates.

Hope to see you soon.

--Cesar Banderas