Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2013/4

Happy New Year from our nation's capitol.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013/4
The capitol dome.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

The Claus'.
Here's one from my files.
Christmastime Los Angeles style.
This home in Hancock Park featured a seasonal display of Santa and Mrs. Claus on the sleigh, with faux snow and several da Vinci's "David" statues.
The home was not popular with the other residents of Hancock Park, but was a huge tourist draw.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2000

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Paul Walker, Roger Rodas Tribute (Updated).

Thousands of fans and friends of "Fast and Furious" film star Paul Walker showed up to an informal tribute held for him and Roger Rodas. The two were killed in a solo car accident where the the tribute was held. Roger Rodas was driving his Porsche Carrera GT around an industrial park loop in Valencia, CA, he was speeding and lost control crashing in to several trees. The Porsche caught fire and burned, the two could not be saved.
Some of the cars Paul Walker drove in the film "Fast and Furious" were on site for the fans to take pictures and admire.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
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Fans in front of a "Fast and Furious" Toyota Supra.

A Mazda RX-7 and Toyota Supra from "Fast and Furious."

Fans and friends at the crash site.

A message from Paris Hilton.

A fan signs the tribute wall.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Late Fall in Yosemite 2013

The fall season in the Yosemite Valley.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Tunnel view.

Ahwahnee breakfast.

Milky Way and Andromeda.

Merced reflections.

Toad stools near Mirror Lake.

Half dome silhouette.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

President Obama Motors Through LA.

President Obama's motorcade rolled through my neighborhood this morning.
I grabbed my camera and jumped on my bicycle, then made it through the Obamajam down to LA High School where four Marine choppers were waiting on the field for the president.
A small crowd of local residents waved to the president as he drove by.
The president flew off in Marine One to Glendale.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Cruising down Rimpau.

Dude totally got in my shot!

Marine One.

A Marine chopper.

A little wind blast gift for the CHiP from the choppers.

Monday, November 25, 2013

I10 T-Rex

It's nice sitting in the passenger seat sometimes. After a long week in Indian Land with my friend Dave Wyman, we came back to LA via highway I10. Had an old 5D sitting on my lap with a 70-200mm lens, was snipping off shots through the windshield throughout the ride.
This is one of the last shots on my CF card before day turned to eve.
Saw what appeared to be a T-Rex walking through a silhouette maze of palm trees and power wires, and quickly shot this image. The orange sunset sky made the image.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
T-Rex, no gong or Pee Wee bike found.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Indian Land 2013

Spent a week in the southwestern U.S. photographing on Indian land.
Was amazing reconnecting with the natural forces.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Morning time on the Monument Valley floor.

Rock arch with sunrise.

Painted desert.

Monument valley with west and east mittens.

Mexican Hat Rock with the Milky Way Galaxy above.

Double O arch in Utah.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Fall Day in LA

A great fall day in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
Fallen leaves.

Monday, October 28, 2013

CHRR 2013

The spirit of the Hot Rod and nitro are still alive at this years C.H.R.R. (California Hot Rod Reunion) held at the Auto Club Raceway in Famoso.
The cacklefest was second to none.

Photos by Ted Soqui/Elapsed Times © 2013

Old school sponsors.

Real chrome.


Cackle gods.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Season in the Sierra Nevadas

The fall season is alive with color in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
Spent a few days up there with photographer Dave Wyman and camera guru Ken Rockwell.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Sun burst.

Ghost town of Bodie.

Mono Lake.

Chemung Mine.

June Lake Loop.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Drove by Manzanar on my way up to photograph the fall color of the Eastern Sierra Mountain Range, saw the giant guard tower and made a point of photographing it on the way back home to LA.
The tower stands directly in front of the 14,389 foot Mt Williamson, making it California's second highest and the nations's sixth highest peak.
Both appeared formidable to me, and probably to those who where imprisoned at Manzanar during the Second World War.
Got lucky as the sun broke through some hazy clouds and lit the top area of the craggy peak.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Three Wheel Motion For "Flipside"

A red lowlow throws up some three wheel motion in front of the Macedonia church where services for "Flipside" where held.
Kevin "Flipside" White 44 was slain earlier in the week in an unprovoked shooting, along with Markice Delshawn Brider 29, in Watts.
Shootings between rival gangs in Nickerson Gardens and Jordan Downs have been on a recent rise, after a major lull during the last 10 years.
"Flipside" was a founding member of Watts' first major rap label hip hop recording act, O.F.T.B. (Operation From The Bottom).

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
Three wheel motion.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

LA City Hall Hallway

The third floor hallway inside LA City Hall.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
City Hall.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

East Los

The east side of Los Angeles seen from the observation deck of LA City Hall.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
East side.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8th in LA

October 8th in the City of Angels marked the first 100 days in office for Mayor Garcetti, another lunch on the banks of the LA River for two homeless gentlemen, and a great day to be a dog.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
A heart in the city.

Arts District.

Lunch on the banks of the LA River.

Mouse and her dog.

100 days.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

CicLAvia 2013

CicLAvia in the heart of Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
Spring Street rollers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Union Station

A trumpet player sitting outside at Union Station today.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Happy 123rd Birthday Yosemite

Today is the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park
Here is a shot of Half Dome bathed in a reddened late afternoon light.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013
Half Dome.