OK I set off on a late morning walk with my two old dogs (LT &Lobo) down to Santa Ana City Hall to pay a city fine and decided to use the opportunity to try-out my new camera, a JVC Pocket Hi-Def camcorder, for the Foto-Friday dealio. The camcorder has a 8M still camera function as well. Here is my new Camera.
As I get just three blocks from my house, low and behold an authority figure questions my mode of being. Luckily I was just finishing setting the video up for 720p HD filming and captured the encounter (kind-of), and that provided me with enough material to put together a video short with an overarching theme, and a message.
Here is a link to the finished short that I titled : “Don’t Take Crap From Anyone… Even Cops!”
I suppose this spread of photos could be considered Architectural Photography, but I really have a hard time thinking that is not just another shutter-bug’s fancy.
The buildings in the photos presented here all sit within a block or so of each other, and both City of Santa Ana and The County of Orange share the Civic Center area. The county side of the center is where the majority of our local homeless have encamped (sort-of). The city side is cleared out regularly at night by SAPD patrol officers, a no camping ordinance or some such anti liberty sentiment. Anyway, I was not able to get a couple of shots down the Walk of Honor, because of someone's cart-o-crap was “parked” in front of a plaque or whatnot - plus near the end of my time in down ton both Lobo And LT were starting to fight me (It was hot and they wanted to go home... I have said that Siberians are smart & stubborn, right?).
So... Please enjoy the walk around the Santa Ana/Orange County CA, seat of government.