Los Angeles

First Street


Restaurants along 1st Street in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles

iPhone 5 photograph by Robert Lachman ? 2013

True HDR and Instagram apps


Occupy L.A.

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Photography by Robert Lachman
A collection of mostly iPhone photos taken during walks though
Occupy L.A. at City Hall in the early evenings.


OK, I Guess it’s HDR Weekend

Check out more of my HDR photos on LA Times Framework


Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2011

buildingsfountains1I found a few of my HDR (high dynamic range) images hiding on my laptop. The top photo from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach, CA is an example of a more natural HDR photograph using Photomatix and keeping the slidet at a lower level. The lower photo taken during one of my lunch break walk of the Bunker Hill California Plaza in downtown Los Angeles is more pedal to the medal HDR effect with the same software. I did give it an extra kick with the Topaz Labs’ Adjust 4 plug-in for Photoshop. Have a great weekend. 🙂 RL

Art Walk Food Trucks


Food trucks with a variety of color at the downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on Thursday night.

iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

Lunch Break Art from the LA Streets


iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

Here are a few arty iPhone photographs with the Hipstamatic app of downtown Los Angeles from last week. I’ve been sick the past few days so haven’t had much time to work on the blog. Have a great week. The weekend is almost here. 🙂 -RL

Red Balloons at Fiesta Broadway


iPhone Photograph by Robert Lachman ? 2010

A quick snap of the 21st Annual Fiesta Broadway taken with my iPhone on my way to work yesterday as I walked from the parking structure to the LA Times building at 2nd and Broadway Streets. I did use the Photoshop CS4 and the Topaz Labs’ Adjust 4 plug-in at the artistic effect. Already time for work. Have a great day. -RL


Sunset Over Disney Hall


iPhone Photograph by Robert Lachman ? 2010


This was my first photo from my lunch-break walk during daylight saving. It was felt strange getting out during the daylight hours. More photographs to come. Time for the commute. Have a great day. -RL


iPhone + LA + CS4 + Topaz Plug-ins


iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

The photo above from one of my recent “Lunch Break” walks was taken in downtown Los Angeles during the early evening after a day of rain. On the photo above, I used the Topaz Clean 2 plug-in with Photoshop PS4 to blend the colors and give it an artistic look. With the photo below, I tried giving it a gritty downtown look with Topaz Detail. Let me know which you like best.


Lunch Break Art Walk Thursday Pics


iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

It’s always great, getting out the second Thursday night of the month and checking out the “Art Walk” event in downtown Los Angeles. At the The Contenental Gallery, located at the corner of 4th and Spring Streets, it was impossible not to checkout the amazing artwork (above in photos) by Sean Sobczak and his one person show “Luminosity.” -RL


iPhone Art X 4 and Rose


iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

When in doubt, multiply by four when it comes to art. I couldn’t figure out which version of my iPhone photos of the fountains at the Music Center in Los Angeles was the most arty so I yellowflower1ajust combined them into one pi?ce de r?sistance. Ok, a masterpiece in my mind. I needed to use some fancy terms to sell you on my finely crafted skills.

I really need to get some gardening done. It’s hard to believe the weather is so nice today, 70 degrees and sunny in SoCal. I still have some beautiful roses (right) on my bushes, but it’s time for a trimming.

Have a nice weekend. It’s time for some work in the garden. -RL