Street photography

Venice Beach in California – Expressions by mural arts


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One of those days in Old Town Temecula


own Antique Faire - Temecula

own Antique Faire – Temecula

Daniel Cafe - Old Town Temecula

Daniel Cafe – Old Town Temecula

Vintage Chevy

Vintage Chevy

One Day in San Francisco


Old Saint Mary's Cathedral

Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Cable Car

Cable Car

San Francisco Civic Center

San Francisco Civic Center

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Hop on Hop Off

San Francisco Hop on Hop Off

My heart and soul have never left SF State

My heart and soul have never left SF State

Cable Car

Cable Car

Looking for something - Cable Car

Looking for something – Cable Car

Cable Car

Cable Car

Cable Car

Cable Car

Hang on - Cable Car

Hang on – Cable Car

Reading in Union Square

Reading in Union Square

Alley - MOCCA MOCCA

Alley – MOCCA MOCCA

At Night

At Night

A Corner in LA at Night – Riordan’s Tavern Restaurant


LA at Night - Riordan's Tavern Restaurant

LA at Night – Riordan’s Tavern Restaurant

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Street Life Photography


I went last weekend to Hollywood Boulevard to capture the personality and culture of Hollywood Walk of Fame street and reflect how dose it look like in a typical day there.

What I liked is the diversity of people coming from different places to visit the street sidewalks and look down at the engraved stars and take pictures while interrupted by people who work as famous mimics wear known movies or characters customs trying to attract you to take pictures with them for some tips, Its their living income based on fame of others.

You don’t see real actors or actress stars there usually but you see their monuments of achievements in sidewalks. There are 2400 stars engraved in the sidewalks represents people who have known achievements in motion pictures, broadcast television, audio recording or music, broadcast radio and comedy or tragedy masks. Each category represented by icon on the star.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and have the sense and feeling of the place. I took them in Black and white as this is my preferences for street photography. below is the one I liked the most, and others are listed after as thumbnails (click to access the original size and navigate through them using the slideshow).

Hollywood Walk of Fame - Break Dance Street Show

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Break Dance Street Show

Street Photography, Las Vegas


I went to Las Vegas this summer and took so many photos, this is my first set focused on street photography

Balboa Island – culture captured with iPhone


I went today to Balboa Island for photo walk with main focus on street photography and capturing the culture there, people, shops, main landmarks. Carrying my camera with 35mm lens attached, I took some nice pictures which I will post in separate post. I did not feel comfortable photo shooting candid pictures for people so I used my iPhone instead, it feels more comfortable and does not bring so much attention.

Using Instagram App with iPhone only, I set the view in most of photos to black and white and others to retro mood.I used the tilt and shift real time on the pictures, it was fun and I liked the pictures as it reflects the nature of the place. I spent most of the time in Marine Avenue street and South Bay Front street.

below is the complete set (click to open the slideshow)