Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAst Sunset

The last sunset of 2014 in Los Angeles.
Welcome 2015.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014-15
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New Broad Museum Reveal

The exterior of the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum in downtown LA was revealed with the scaffolding today. The "Oculus" window can been seen from the Grand Ave side, looks like a giant whale eye.
The museum has a way to go before it is opened. Construction and litigation over runs have delayed the museum's planned opening of this spring. It might open in late 2015, no one is really sure. For now, it just looks cool from the outside.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Whale face museum.

Exoskeleton detail.

The "Oculus" window.

Last Day of the Year

Today's view of the last day of 2014 in Los Angeles.
Not a bad way to end a year.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pro Law Enforcement Rally

About 100 supporters of law enforcement officers, many of them family and friends of LAPD officers, held a rally out front of LA City Hall. Several retired LAPD and other law enforcement officers joined the rally. 
A small counter protest demonstrated out front of the LAPD headquarters building.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Members of the Tribunal, a law enforcement member motorcycle club.

Thin blue line of support.

Pants up.


Counter demonstration.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Year in Photos 2014

Here's a video I made of my year in photos 2014.
Hope you enjoy the video.
It's been a long and amazing year.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Los Angeles Clouds

Clouds in the skies above the city of Los Angeles earlier today. More rain and wet weather is expected later today and this week.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Camarillo Springs Mudslide

A large mud and debris slid buried several homes in the community of Camarillo Springs earlier today. Heavy rains quickly soaked the fire denuded hill sides causing the huge slide.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
A sofa chair in someone's front yard.

Rocks and debris up to the roof level.

Mud and debris slide.

A back yard filled with debris from the hill side.

Debris flow between two homes.

After the Rain

The "Pineapple Express" came and left our fair city.
The view from the Mulholland overlook this afternoon.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Da Vinci Apartment Fire Aftermath in Downtown LA

The aftermath of the DaVinci Apartment fire in downtown Los Angeles.
Click here for LA Weekly slideshow.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Stairway to?

Lewis Birsbois Building detail.

Near the 101.

Lewis Bribois building.

DaVinci Apartment entrance.

DaVinci view from side street.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Sunset @ Venice Beach

The winter sun setting on the Pacific Ocean at Venice Beach.
Heading back to harbor.

Last ride.

Hoop dancer.

The Main Level.

Venice Beach OG.
These images were taken at my Venice Beach Photo Workshop. Planning the next one for February 2015.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Police Protest at LAPD Headquarters

Dozens of protesters showed up to protest against the shootings and killings of unarmed black men by police from across the nation, in front of the LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
The small crowd chanted "I can't breathe" in tribute to Eric Garner who was choked to death by NYPD officers during his arrest. The protesters proceeded to march to South Los Angeles at the spot where Ezell Ford was killed by LAPD earlier this year.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Protesters in front of LAPD HQ.

No More.


Young protesters.

LAPD officers at LAPD HQ.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rain Day in LA

Just another rain day in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
A bright spot.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Central Coast of California

Did a quick trip to the central coast of California last week.
Took some images before the storms arrived.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Highway 1 in to the Big Sur.

Turkey Buzzard over the Central Coast.

Seasmoke on the 17 Mile Drive.

Lone Cypress tree on the 17 Mile Drive.

The restless sea on the 17 Mile Drive.

The sea and land at the 17 Mile Drive.

Abbot Kinney Blvd

On Abbot Kinney Blvd. waiting for the green light today.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Abbot Kinney Bl.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Angelenos React to Ferguson Decision

Angelenos gathered in LA's Leimert Park to await the city of Ferguson, MO grand jury's decision on to try a Ferguson Police Officer for shooting of Michael Brown.
The grand jury decided not to try the officer for the shooting of the unarmed youth. Many Angelenos felt that the decision was racially motivated and just another form of racism against black people in America.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of LA in protest. Several roads and freeways were shut down in to the late evening.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
At Leimert Park.

After the grand jury's decision.

Leimert Park.

Taking the 'Shaw.

Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd. sit in.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Top Ten Favorite Cars To See At 2014 LA Auto Show

Here's my top ten favorite cars to see at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show.
My criteria was innovation, beauty, and a nod to the true automotive future.

1. MINI Superleggera Vision concept vehicle. A new possible direction for the MINI auto company. The vehicle is an electric powered rear-wheel drive vehicle designed by MINI Design Chief Andres Warming. Beautiful design cues and details.

2. A concept vehicle, the Toyota FV2 future mobility concept.

3. The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid. The 918 is a mid-engine hybrid supercar with a 608hp gas engine combined with a 279hp electric engine, for a combined output of 887hp and a top speed of 210mph.
Starting price is $845K USD.

4. Infinity Q80 plug-in hybrid concept. The "Liquid Sky" paint is 28 layers thick.

5. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT. The 350ci 500hp engine celebrates the 50 years of Mustang proudly with functional style.

6. The Maserati "Alfieri" concept. Just because.

7. The Lexus LF-C2 concept vehicle. Perfect for California.

8. Jaguar Project 7 F-Type 2016. This V-8 powered engine produces 575hp and cost $165K USD.

9. Mercedes AMG-GTS 2016. Powered by a V-8 twin turbo gas burning engine. Has a 7 speed auto transmission. No price yet.

10. Bently Grand Convertible. No price yet.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
MINI Superleggera Vision.

Toytota FV2 concept.

Porsche 918 Hybrid Spyder.

Infinity Q80 concept.

Ford Mustrang Shelby GT350.

Maserati Alfieri concept.

Lexus LF-C2 concept.

Jaguar Project 7 F-Type.

Mercedes AMG-GTS.

Bently Grand Convertible concept.