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One More Getty Center View

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 20, 2008

This image I took at the Getty Center shows a lot of the things I really like about the place:  the beautiful texture of the stone used to create the building and the walls, the architecture and designs of both the structure and the gardens and the juxtaposition of the building on the site among many other things. I hope you see the beauty that I saw. I enjoy sharing this with you.

The Getty Center

The Getty Center

Hopefully we will be going to the Getty Villa in Malibu sometime in the Spring.  It is just as beautiful there but in a totally different way. Yesterday was a rather uneventful day. I watched some videos on Flash and then watched a little TV.  I added a link for an RSS feed from my Weblog here. Sign up if you want to. For some reason I felt very physically and emotionally drained yesterday. Today is already better!


Beautiful Colors, Light and Texture

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 18, 2008

This is the bottom of a bamboo plant with the roots showing that my mother had for many years. It is in a tall glass vase layered with blue, green and white glass rocks. Willie is taking care of it now. I took it outside so I could get some sunlight reflecting on the rocks and water. It came out just like I wanted it to. I hope you agree. These are some of my favorite colors and they are very beautiful.

Beautiful Colors Shining Through

Beautiful Colors Shining Through

Larry is coming over today to help Willie with some work in the garage. We don’t see as much of him as we would like to, but I guess that happens when your son grows up and gets married!  I will supervise and delegate – I am good at that. There was an article in the Los Angeles Times yesterday about the photography exhibit at the Getty Center, and particularily “Carlton Watkins and the Rise of Photography in California.”  If you get a chance, check it out – it is very interesting.


The Beautiful Getty Gardens

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 17, 2008

I was at the Getty Center this week, which you would know if you follow my Weblog. I shared some of the building architecture with you in my last post and now I am sharing some of the garden architecture. There are many beautiful garden areas, including a cactus garden. A meandering stream ends in the center of this photo after going through different areas of plants. The Pacific Ocean is at the horizon along with Catalina Island in the background. The Getty is on top of a hill and there are beautiful views from any direction.

The Getty Gardens

The Getty Gardens

We have been there about four times, and there are still a few areas we have not explored – hopefully, next time we will see it all.  When the hedge in the center of the photo is in bloom, it is covered with red flowers and is very beautiful. I think I will share one or two more Getty photos with you. Donnan’s growth is not getting smaller – Willie thinks it is getting larger.  Until tomorrow…


Great Day at the Getty Center

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on October 16, 2008

We had such a great time at the Getty  yesterday. There were some wonderful exhibits that were very impressive. Especially a photography one with work by Carleton Eugene Watkins. I was not familiar with his work but I will definitely learn more about it. The architecture at the entire Getty Center, including the gardens, is so beautiful and I love photographing it. This photo is of an overhang that circles around one of the buildings. I was in the gift shop later and saw a postcard with the same image! I have other photos from the Getty I want to share with you. I hope you see all of them.

Such a Gorgeous Day in LA

Such a Gorgeous Day in LA

The dogs were alone in the backyard over eight hours yesterday and they were very happy to see us when we got home. It started out being a hot day but the clouds came in and that cooled it off. We were very glad we went. Tonight is Flash class and I will do some reading and watch a few videos. It should be a good class. Come back tomorrow to see what is new!