This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Endurance. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/
I started scanning the pictures in my iphone to see what I could use. I came across a picture and a little video I took of an oldtimer Dodger fan with a very old Dodger baseball cap. I heard him talking with an usher about his hat so I asked if I could take a picture.
His name is Paul. I caught him just before the elevator in the Top Deck of Dodger Stadium came. I knew I had a short window to do a quick little video.
Dave got the hat on August 31, 1959. This is the second year the Dodgers played at the Coliseum. He says in the Video that Sandy Koufax piched that day against the Giants. He had gone with his future father in law. At that time, the lady with him was his girlfriend. They were to marry the following week.
Dave could not remember who pitched for the Giants but I looked it up. http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/LAN/LAN195908310.shtml
Jack Sanford pitched for the Giants. The Dodgers with Sandy Koufax on the mound won the game 5-2.
Dave did remember that Wally Moon hit one of his famous moonshots. Dave also remembers Willie McCovey hitting a homerun off Koufax.
Some endurance that LA Dodgers hat has withstood!The hat is 55 years old and he still wears to Dodger Stadium.
Dave’s hat, marraige and his his love lasting 55 years years and still going.
Getting back to posting about the Weekly Photo Chalkenge. A nice way to get me back to the routine of posting in my blog that I have neglected. Hopefully after this post I will get back to posting more often
This week’s challenge Silhoutte made me think of a picture I took at … Where else? Dodger Stadium. Here the link to this week’s photo Challenge
I like how you can see the kid with his baseball hat
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Object. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/photo-challenge-object/ From the link:
In this week’s challenge, I’d like you to use one tangible object as both your inspiration and subject. It can be the obvious focal point of your shot — like my husband’s juggling ball above, snapped on a beach on the north shore of Kauai. Or you can get creative and find other ways to feature your object — the only requirement is it must be somewhere in your frame.
This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo of one object.
On this day January 31, my object photo inspiration is this nine foot tall bust of Jackie Robinson outside the Pasadena City Hall.
Jackie Robinson would have been 95 today. Someone asked me why on the Eve of Superbowl, why I am wearing a Dodger baseball jersey. I told this person I am commemorating the birthday of Jackie Robinson, a hero and an inspiration to us all. Jackie Robinson paved the way for a change in American society that has continued since his debut at Ebbett’s Field on April 15th 1947.
Happy Birthday Jackie!
I want to get back to doing the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. I am going to pick it up from last week because I took a picture specifically for the challenge but did not have time to upload it. Here is information and the link to WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Window http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/photo-challenge-window/
I love the picture in there. I open up the link and went “Oh Wow!” It looks like a completely different world from what you have inside. My photo is a little different. It is at work where I took off my glasses and was taking different pictures, but decided on this one
I would have missed this picture if it wasn’t because of the Photo Challenge. I removed my glasses to take the picture with my iphone. I like the sunset in the background with the bare trees. It is a little dark but a car was going by.
this one taken also at work.
This flower blooms in January. I don’t remember the name of it. It looks like a orchids but they are not. You can see the reflection of people working
The WordPress photo Challenge for this week that ends today is Escape. For more information on this week’s photo challenge go here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/
If you know me, you know that my home away from home is Dodger Stadium so for me the word Escape brings to mind being at Dodger Stadium. Nothing makes me happier than to head to my Blue Heaven on Earth, Dodger Stadium or as I like to call it OLOCR, Our Lady of Chavez Ravine so here are some pictures that means my Escape to a happy place
From Opening Day
I like sitting in my seats, watch game, listen with my headphones and keep score.
My view as I exit the stadium
This week’s Photo Challenge is Pattern http://dailypost.wordpress.com/category/photo-challenges/ I was looking around Dodger Stadium to see what I could use for the subject “Pattern” Reviewing the Dodger photographer’s photos I came upon what I could use so before the game I took some pictures with my Iphone.
By the clubhouse entrance there are many Dodger yearbooks and Dodger programs framed forming a nice pattern. I could have taken just one picture of the whole thing but it would have been too small so I took seeveral.
Here is the collection:
I wish I had some of those programs
The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is “From Above” http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/#comments A picture taken from above.
With the theme in mind I reviewed some of my pictures. I found this one that I took from above, the last row of the Top Deck (the last level) of Dodger Stadium.
From above to below the field, Matt Kemp at the plate on a Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Note the shadows, the location of the ball as it makes a hole on his shadow, the umpire in position and the catcher ready to catch the ball.
That game was Sunday, September 9, 2012. Dodgers lost the game against the Cardinals in 12 inning with the score of 5-2. Kemp went 1 for 5 with a groundball in the first inning, a strikeout in the 3rd, a double in the 6th, a strikeout in the 8th and in the 10th inning with the bases full and two outs, Kemp flied out out to center field.
Here is a recent panoramic picture I took from my seats in the Top Deck
It is a long way down but I like the view from above. I see the game, I see the mountains, I get a panoramic view of the game.
Today Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Dodgers find themselves way below in last place in their division. They need to crawl out and rise above.
I am late to the party like always! But I still wanted to do the Weekly Photo Challenge on Culture. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/26/photo-challenge-culture/
I like the diversity of cultures in Los Angeles so with that in mind I am posting these pictures:
At one of the Viva Los Dodgers festivals at Dodger Stadium.
Korean pop star Psy performing at Dodger Stadium.
Our friend James with his two sons
With amigos at Dodger Stadium all decked out in our Dodgers ponchos.
I have not had a chance to update my blog so I am starting with this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: UP. For more information and other post on the Weekly Photo Challenge theme of the week go here http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/weekly-photo-challenge-up-2/
For this photo challenge I headed to the Los Angeles Central library in downtown after work.
I was looking at my pictures for inspiration to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Change. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/weekly-photo-challenge-change/ When I saw a photo of Jackie Robinson, I said Yes! what better picture for me to represent Change than Jackie Robinson
This picture where Jackie Robinson is agreeing to the terms of then Brooklyn Dodgers president and general Manager Branch Rickey signifies not only a change in Baseball but a change in America.
Branch Rickey had a long conversation with Jackie wanting to know if he would be able to take the racial abuse he was sure to be subjected to without fighting back. “Are you looking for a Negro who is afraid to fight back?” Jackie asked. Rickey replied that he was looking for someone “with guts enough not to fight back.” Jackie agreed and Rickey signed him to a contract for $600 a month.
“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.” -Jackie Robinson
After his baseball career ended Robinson continued to work as a civil rights activist working tirelessly for equality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that Jackie was “a legend and a symbol in his own time”, and that he “challenged the dark skies of intolerance and frustration.” (Dr. King was still a college student when Jackie took the field on April 15, 1947).
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” -Jackie Robinson