Sunset Ridge views of Los Angeles








This is the fire road that begins at the top of Chaney Road in Altadena and then heads east until joining the path of the old (and long gone) Mount Lowe Railway. Nice light in the afternoon but hazy due in part to the oil tanker that blew up on the 710 freeway Sunday (seriously).

Nothing great pic-wise, but some ideas for next time and always fun to play with the camera. 

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--S.H.

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Arlington Gardens





Just screwing around with the Nikon at Arlington Gardens in Pasadena on Sunday. It's a relatively undiscovered gem of a park (shhhhh) and a good place to bring a camera, bottle of wine, burrito -- or all the above. 

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--S.H.

The above photos are ©Steve Hymon and may not be used elsewhere without my advanced written permission. All rights reserved. 

Promo pics






Shot these for work. They're a series of pics promoting taking the train to the Hollywood Bowl. They're not perfect but of the good enough variety, mostly shot on the fly at the same time a video was being filmed. Pics with five different people in them: not easy! 

--S.H.

Listen to me on Judge John Hodgman


From the Department of Shameless Self Promotion: I'm on this week's Judge John Hodgman podcast in which the Judge considered my case against my friend Scott (that's us above trying the case via Skype, I'm the chubster on the right). Case description from the website: 

Steve brings the case against his best friend Scott. Years ago, Scott introduced Steve to a love of hockey, by inviting him to professional games and teaching him how to play. Steve went on to play in a local rec league, but Scott quit playing entirely. Now Steve wants his friend to get back into the sport and play one last season with him. Should Scott get back out on the ice, or continue to watch from the stands? Only one man can decide.

You can listen here. John Hodgman, as I'm sure you know, is a correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and also a well-known comedian, writer and actor, among other things. His podcast helps settle disputes between friends, families and couples and is frequently hilarious and filled with his astute observations about the human condition. 

Please give it a listen! 

--S.H.