Been pretty busy with my tour guide job the past few weeks so I haven’t had much time to post on my blog. I’m also getting ready for an upcoming art show. So combined with the other responsibilities in my life, it’s hard to find the time to go out and take photos, then sit down at the computer to sort them and run them through Photoshop. And then do the research and writing and actually post something! That is a full time job in itself…
The above snapshot was taken on my smartphone yesterday as we admired the view at Malibu Bluffs Park. I was taken by the contrasting colors of the flowers (including the dried brown ones) and the pastels of the hills and mountains in the background.
The buildings belong to the Pepperdine University campus which has magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
Now I have my smartphone (Galaxy S4) it’s a lot easier to snap photos inconspicuously when the tour-goers aren’t looking… so I should be thinking about doing this on all my tours.
On this same tour yesterday I was eating lunch on the Santa Monica Pier while my tour-goers had some free time to wander around the area. I was thinking how amazing it was that I was being paid to be there while other people pay thousands of dollars to be in that same spot. I always enjoy listening to all the different accents and languages as people stroll the pier.
I enjoy doing the beach cities tours. And the museums. And downtown Los Angeles. Even Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Hollywood, not so much, but of course, everybody wants to see the Boulevard…
Just for the heck of it, below is a photo from a couple of weeks ago with one of the cruise ships at San Pedro, the Port of Los Angeles. I forget the name of the ship!
When I work as a step-on guide, most of my pick-ups are from the cruise ships.
No, it is not a bendy boat. The photo is a composite of three photos blended together in Photoshop which created that lovely curve (actually, that was my fault, moving the vantage point of the camera).
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