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Old School: Winning Kick


Winning Kick

Photography by Robert Lachman/Los Angeles Times

Mike Lansford (1) of the Los Angeles Rams kicks a game winning field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the 1983 season.

Note: I have started scanning my old black-and-white photographs from my years at the Los Angeles Times. My plan is to scan and post one every day this year.


Celebrating the 50th Year Anniversary of Dodger Stadium

Photograph by Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times ? 1981

Dodgers’ pitcher Fernando Valezula (34) is congratulated by teammates Mike Scioscia (14) and Ron Cey (10) after pitching a complete game and beating the New York Yankees 5-4 in the third game of the 1981 World Series at Dodger Stadium. After losing the first two games, the Dodgers won four straight game to win the series.

Scanning My Old Photos & Negatives (1)

MarineReturnHomePhotograph by Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times ? 1991

On May 17, 1991, the last of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station’s F/A-18 Hornets returned home to friends and family from the Persian Gulf. The squadron’s aircraft, were used to spot targets over Iraq and Kuwait for bombing missions.

I’m starting to organize my old negatives and photos. Each day I hope to post one of my older photographs that just seem to be gathering dust. There’s lots of rain this Super Bowl weekend in Southern California so it’s a perfect time for scanning and sorting through boxes. Have a great weekend. -RL

City Hall & The Times


iPhone Photograph by Robert Lachman ? 2010

A view of Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles Times building taken from Second Street and Grand Ave. during my lunch break last night. I did use Photoshop CS4 and Topaz Clean 2 to make a few adjustment and tweaks. -RL


80 MPH Winds Hit HB


iPhone Photographs by Robert Lachman ? 2010

A few arty photo from the aftermath of the tornado hitting Huntington Beach. You can tell they’re artistic photographs because they’re square, have cool borders, horrible color balance and look like Polaroids. I’m back to work on the photo desk this afternoon. Have a nice day. -RL

Storm caused tornado, water spouts, 80-mph winds, National Weather Service says on LATimes,com

Click here for more storm photo on the LATimes.com website


Around the Internet

kodakplaysport1The Mac Observer
Kodak Debuts Pocket-Size, Waterproof Playsport Video Camera

By Brad Cook
Kodak on Wednesday introduced its new Playsport high-definition video camera, which is waterproof up to ten feet underwater and features a pocket-size form factor. Built-in software allows users to edit video clips and upload them to such web sites as YouTube and Facebook via USB. Playsport also features electronic image stabilization, 1080p HD video capture at 30 fps. READ MORE

googlenexusphoneLos Angeles Times
Google unveils new mobile phone

By Jessica Guynn
Internet giant Google just unveiled the Nexus One, a smartphone that it bills as the connection between the phone and the Web, at a news conference this morning at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters.

A company spokesman said the smartphone is the next step in Google’s ambitious strategy to spread its dominance on personal computers to the emerging market of mobile advertising and products. Key to that strategy is pushing for devices that smoothly run Google’s growing number of consumer products. READ MORE


Singing Backwards, Around the Internet


LA Times.com
High school YouTube video gets
famous by going backward

By David Colker

The YouTube video from Shorewood High School in Washington state looks normal when it starts. It’s a lip dub — a lip sync of a song done in a single take with numerous students taking part — of the infectious Hall & Oates tune, “You Make My Dreams Come True.”

There are numerous lip dubs online, and this one is pretty much like any other, beginning with an enthusiastic girl running through the halls of the school, mouthing the words. But there are some odd things going on. Some students around her are doing impossible-looking acrobatics as the camera passes by. Objects fly up from the floor. READ MORE…


Around the Internet


Meet the Beatles’ USB drive; EMI files suit against BlueBeat for selling Beatles downloads

By Todd Marten
While the Beatles may not yet be on iTunes, they’re still embracing new models of distribution. After making their music available in a video game in September, the Beatles will soon be releasing a limited edition custom-made apple-shaped USB drive containing all audio and video found in the recent re-mastered stereo box set. But it will cost you: The USB drive will be selling for $279. READ MORE…

Apple and EMI To Release Limited Edition USB

Following the September 9 (9-9-09) debut of The Beatles? digitally re-mastered catalogue on CD, Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are pleased to announce the worldwide release of a limited edition of only 30,000 Beatles Stereo USB apples on December 7 (December 8 in North America).

Steve Lopez & Nathaniel Ayers

Check out the video from the 60 Minutes segment on homeless street musician Nathaniel Ayers and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez. It?s based on stories Lopez wrote, and from his book, ?The Soloist,? which will be released as a movie in April. There?s a 15-second ad in front of this very touching and interesting story, but it?s worth the wait.

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Check here to read the stories about Mr. Ayers
by Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times.