Long Beach Hyatt Regency Lagoon Reflection

Reflection on water

The Hyatt Regency in Long Beach on Pine Ave – The Lagoon Reflection

I’m a little late in posting this, but this was taken a few days ago during the Long Beach Grand Prix. It was early in the morning, Nacho and I were walking around looking for the Tecate private hospitality tent, when we noticed the reflection of the Hyatt Regency on the water.

It was perfect timing, because later in the day the wind created too many ripples giving it a completely different look. This photo was taken at 7:38 am, it’s true what they say, early mornings and late evenings are the best time to take photos.

I am happy to say that we found the hospitality tent and had a great time at the Grand Prix. Lots of food and drinks, plus we were able to take a variety of photos, including the kind you see here.

For those interested in the camera settings, it was: f/4 at 1/2500 (handheld), ISO 160 at 18mm, camera set to Aperture Priority. Taken with a Nikon D7000.

Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale – Costumes

Irwindale 2013

The Queen addresses the crowd at the 2013 Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale

The popular Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale started this past weekend. With camera in hand, I was ready to capture some cool pictures.

Perhaps next time I’ll look into buying one of these Renaissance period costumes to make my visit a little more enjoyable!┬áMany of the visitors did dress up, as did all of the event cast members.

You run into all types of scenes as you walk the grounds. For example, the lady above (the Queen), would go around and address her peasants. Yup we were peasants and it was pretty fun!

If you’ve never attended the Renaissance Faire, I highly recommended it. It’s a family event and I’m sure the kids will love it. This year it takes place:

Saturdays & Sundays
10am – 7pm
April 6 thru May 19, 2013
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
Irwindale, CA

Below, the good knight kneels to the crowd after defeating the bad guy.

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