Tuesday, December 17, 2019

My Top 11 Images Los Angeles 2019 (plus 5 I almost forgot about)

Here are some of my favorite photos I took during the last year in Los Angeles.
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Photos by Ted Soqui © 2019

UTLA Teachers strike on a rainy day. 1/14/2019

"Pussy Riot" concert in Santa Monica. 2/11/19

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang in MacArthur Park. 9/30/2019

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris in Los Angeles. 5/19/2019

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke in Los Angeles. 4/27/2019

Activist and TIME Person of the Year 2019 Greta Thunberg in downtown. 11/1/2019

Painting of Nipsey Hussle in downtown . 4/11/2019

Getty Fire water drop by LA Co. Fire Hawk Chopper on 405 Fwy. 10/28/2019 
IBEW electrical worker at Torrance Refinery Plant. 12/3/2019

Nipsey Hussle funeral in South Los Angeles. 4/11/2019

Our city, LA. 12/15/2019
Rainbow over LA City Hall. 5/26/2019

Bald Eagles in our local mountains. 3/8/2019

Night water drops on the Barham Fire. 11/9/2019

DACA and Dreamer march in downtown. 11/12/2019

Our state flower, the Golden Poppy, super blooming. 3/11/2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

City Hall Rainbow

Was chasing this rainbow down the 5 freeway from Burbank to downtown. Had about 2 minutes to photograph it before the setting sun disappeared behind the clouds. Snapped off 5 frames and captured the bow just the behind LA City Hall building.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2019
City Hall rainbow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Super Bloom in Southern California

Californian Poppies and various other wildflowers begin to bloom near Lake Elsinore California. The super bloom was brought on by heavy winter rains. The rest of California should start blooming with a bounty of wildflowers in a week or two.
The Golden Poppy is California's state flower.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2019
Golden poppy flower.

Golden poppies surround a cactus plant.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

L.A. Eagles

Visited a bald eagle's nest in the mountains above Los Angeles. Watched as the male swooped in with a meal for his mate and two young chicks. Always exciting to see these majestic birds in our local mountains.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2019
Waiting for a meal.

Meal delivery.

Lunch time.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Rainy Week Ahead 3/4-8/2019

It's gonna be a rainy week ahead here in the Los Angeles Basin. Looking forward to seeing all the spring flowers bloom later this month.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2019
The rain will fall mainly on the plain.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Winter Storm in Los Angeles

A cold winter storm in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2019
LA winter

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Once a Year

Here's my once a year photo of downtown Los Angeles with the snow-covered San Gabriel mountain range. So many elements must come together to get this photo, wind direction, no clouds, no haze, and I have to be free that day to get the photo.

Till next year.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2019
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Monday, February 4, 2019

Photo LA 2019

I will be speaking at this year’s Photo LA held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica Sunday, Feb 3 at 1:30pm. Visit the A&I Photography booth too. Learn about how to make amazing photo books from your images. Get your tickets here.http://www.photola.com/programming/focus_photo_la.php Photo L.A.
My photo wall at the A&I booth.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

My Top 10 Photos of 2018

I put together this collection of 10 of images I took this year. Was going to do a list of 35, but paired it down to just 10. Probably should have done a list of 50, but thought 10 is a good number. Photographed hundreds of thousands of images this year, these 10 mean a lot to me even though they may not be my best photographs. Click on the images to see them larger.
Hope you like them. 
May 2019 be an even better year for all of us.

Ted Soqui

Blasey Ford supporter in downtown L.A. 9/28/2018
"March For Our Lives" rally and march in downtown L.A. 3/24/2018

Light bringer. Lombok, Indonesia. 6/20/2018

SpaceX rocket launch over L.A. 10/7/2018

World Series Game at Dodger Stadium. 10/26/2018 
T'-Oaks residents line up on a freeway overpass to say goodbye to a fallen officer. 11/8/2018

An Arabian horse at Zuma Beach during the Woolsey Fire. 11/9/2018

Broken figurine at the Woolsey Fire. Malibu. 12/7/2018 

A homeless man in Hollywood with a new "Fuck You" tattoo on his face. 12/14/2018

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez speaking in L.A. 8/2/2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Woolsey Fire

Images from tghe Woolsey Fire burning in the hills above Trancas and Zuma Beach.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018
An Arabian horse awaits evacuation at Zuma Beach

Fire burns in Trancas Canyon.

Evacuees at Zuma Beach.

Evacuations near Pepperdine University.

BTS footage

Sunday, November 4, 2018

10 Years Ago

Ten years ago on this date, Americans elected Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2006
Citizen Obama.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Baby Trump Flies @ LA City Hall

A "Baby Trump" balloon flies at Los Angeles City Hall during a Prop 10 rally. The balloon is a licenced replica of the original balloon that was created in the UK earlier this year,

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018
On the steps of City Hall.

LAPD officer trying to shut the balloon down.

Selfie time.

"Baby Trump" full of air.

"Baby Trump."

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Longest World Series Game

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the longest World Series game last night.
The game lasted 18 inning tying the previous record, and took 7 hours and 20 minutes to play beating the old record of 7 hours and 5 minutes. Each team had 9 pitchers throwing 561 total pitches.
The Red Sox lead the series 2 games to 1.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018

The games begin

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Baby Trump In LA

The Baby Trump balloon flying over downtown Los Angeles for the Politicon Convention.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2018

Blue and orange morning.

New skyline.