Thursday Travel: The Getty Museum (Part 2)

As I mentioned in part 1, one of the uniqueness of the architecture of the Getty Museum is sight lines between interior and exterior spaces allowing visitors to move in and out of the 5 gallery pavilions. In this part 2, you’ll see how visitors can enjoy the landscape while walking between and around the pavilions.

Trees, bushes, and grass are well planted there, they are nicely blended with the stone buildings.

These green paths lead visitors to the next building and further. You can take time to appreciate the landscape before entering the next exhibit.

The fountain here is not serving just for decoration purpose, it creates a beautiful area for visitors to relax:

The outdoor eating area is a little away from the gallery, here visitors can take a lunch break and enjoy the view of Los Angeles:

Two other places visitors can walk up to for a grand view of LA:

Part I is about the architecture of the gallery pavilions

Happy Thursday!

Summer Time Beach Time

Have a great summer! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

This photo was taken with iPhone 6+ and processed through Snapseed. It was interesting to see the structure and texture of the result. With the white building and the window reflections, it made an interesting architectural collage.

Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback and thoughtful comments for the previous “A Different Form Collage“.  Both photos were taken at the Getty Museum. This one was inspired by Jeremy’s Picks of my pics …  a stunning photo of the Catalan Gothic and Modernisme architecture in Barcelona, take a look…

WPC: Collage

Old buildings and Farmhouse

These old houses are waiting to be restored…

For Debbie’s Sunday One Word: Old


A restored farmhouse at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas.

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made With Wood

Have a great week!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds

I talked to birds here regarding the cool bird photos on A Photo a Week, including Nancy’s Utah red-throated hummingbirds,  Raj’s flying birds and many more. But, birds insisted to join the challenge. “Bring it on!” they said. After a long debate, Texas pelicans won.

Here we go….

Pelicans appreciate your comments and likes.  Thank you for visiting! 🙂

A Different Form of Collage


The collage artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

Here is my different approach. I chose two different window reflection photos, processed through the Lightroom and created these fun collage images.

WPC: Collage 

Thank you for visiting! Have a great weekend. 🙂

XDrive Photo Lesson 2

Raj says, “…we should always ask one important question to ourselves before we click that shutter… ‘Why should I click this picture?’ ” For Photo Lesson 2, he suggests, “Before you click always imagine a finished photograph what you are going to create. Think about it, ask a question, is this going to be an unique photo I am going to be taking?” He also provides numbers of photos explaining how and why. 

Here are the two photos for the Photo Lesson 2 project.

#1: I have visited this park many times. I can remember every spot in this 8+ mile trail. That day, I saw this spot under soft morning light, where trees/grass were refreshing after light rain, and I thought I was in a place that I had never seen before. To me, the photographing experience was delightful.

#2: I like to visit the ranch to take photos of horses. This photo is different from other horse photos I have taken due to the angle. It was wonderful to get a close capture of his/her gentle content look.

The first one was taken with iPhone and processed with filters. The second one was with Canon 7D II, made basic edit through Lr.

The idea of Xdrive Photo Lesson is something I have hoped for — a place where we can get feedback and learn together as a community. So, I was thrilled when I saw Photo lessons 1 and 2 showing on my Reader.

Raj also reminds us, “Although these lessons are geared towards newbies, expert photographers also welcomed hearty. I need to learn too! There are no teachers here everyone is learning.” Click to find out more …

Thank you so much, Raj! Looking forward to hearing from you. 🙂

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