Monday, October 29, 2012

SoCalPhotoOpps - November 2012

November 2011


Not much going on in November and December except for the usual Holiday activities.  If you know of some photogenic event that fellow photographers may like to attend and photograph, e-mail the information to Larrysphoto@att.net

Through - Nov 4 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita

Horse raceing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 4th. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.

Nov 10 - Veterans Day Celebration - Riverside
Parade, bands concerts, war birds and military vechicles, airplane rides, vintage cars and hot rods. Flabob Airport 4130 Mennes Ave., Riverside.  www.flabob.org

Nov 10-11  The Blue and Gray - Civil War - Moorpark
More than 800 reenactors participate in the battle of Antietam 1862.  You can watch the battle unfold, visit the encampments and visit the period craft displays.  Tierra Rejada Ranch, 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark, CA  www.moorparkrotary.com
Nov 14-Jan 1  - Downtown on Ice - Los Angeles
Outdoor skating rink among LA's skyscrapers. Free events include concerts, Holiday Festival, skating exhibitions. Pershing Square.

Nov 24-Jan 1 - Holiday of Lights - Del Mar
You can drive through a 1.5 mile route around Del Mar racetrack to see more than 400 lighted and animated holiday scenes. Del Mar fairgraounds. www.holidayoflights.com

Nov 23-Jan 8 - Festival of Lights - Riverside
Millions of lights and animated characters on display. Ice Skating rink and vendors. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, California 92501 (951) 784-0300

Nov 24-Dec 23 - Christmas Tree Holiday Train - Fillmore
Families can ride with Santa to a Christmas aTree farm to select and cut their tree. Weekends only. Fillmore & Western Railway.

December 2012

Salton Sea can be great for birds as they migrate to warmer locations. Both Brown and White Pelicans come here. Check out the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge for large flocks for birds in their ponds. Best time is now through January. The refuge winters up to 30,000 snow, Ross's, and Canada geese, and 60,000 ducks from November through February. Marsh birds and shorebirds account for more than 6,000,000 use-days each year. Endangered species observed on the refuge include the southern bald eagle, peregrine falcon, California brown pelican, Yuma clapper rail, and desert pupfish. http://www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=81631

Burrowing Owls can also be found in the area: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/page.aspx?pid=1771
More information: http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/capalmsprings/a/salton_sea.htm

Through Jan 21 - Downtown on Ice - Los Angeles
Outdoor skating rink among LA's skyscrapers. Free events include concerts, Holiday Festival, skating exhibitions. Pershing Square.

Through Jan 1 - Holiday of Lights - Del Mar
You can drive through a 1.5 mile route around Del Mar racetrack to see more than 400 lighted and animated holiday scenes. Del Mar fairgraounds. www.holidayoflights.com.

Through-Jan 8 - Festival of Lights - Riverside
Millions of lights and animated characters on display. Ice Skating rink and vendors. Mission Inn, 3649 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, California 92501 (951) 784-0300

Through Dec 23 - Christmas Tree Holiday Train - Fillmore
Families can ride with Santa to a Christmas aTree farm to select and cut their tree. Weekends only. Fillmore & Western Railway.

Dec 1 - Christmas at Mission San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano
Local music performers, entertainment.  www.missionsjc.com

Dec 8 - Holiday Boat Parade - Marina del Rey
Evening boat parade and fireworks. Main Channel 5:50 PM

Dec 9 - Irish Holiday Festival - Santa Ana
Family event with music, dance, storytelling and vendors. Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 www.bowers.org

Dec 14-15 - Christmas in the Village - La Mesa
The village is transformed into a Victorian wonderland with strolling minstrels, parade, carolers and street performers.  Horse drawn carrages, bonfires and carnaval rides and Santa!  La Mesa Village, 7830 La Mesa Blvd.  www.lmvma.com

Dec 15 - Naples Islands Holiday Boat Parade - Long Beach
Gondolas and festively decorated small and lare boats cruise the canals of Napels Island and Alamitos Bay.
6:00PM, www.Naplesca.com

Dec 27 - Port of San Diego Balloon Parade - San Diego
Americas largest Balloon Parade includes giant charactor balloons, marching bands, drill teams and floats.  Wiener National Finals (dog races) and a 5k run/walk.  Downtown SD, www.holidaybowl.com







Monday, October 1, 2012

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS - October 2012

SO CAL PHOTO OPPS

OCTOBER 2012


Oct 1 - Nov 4 - Horse Racing - Santa Anita

Horse raceing fall season at Santa Anita, Closing Day Nov. 4th. Great place to spend a morning photographing. Get there early at Clockers Corner to see all the horses going out to the track to warm up. You can get some really close images. They generally have tours of the barns and other areas of the race track which is free. First race is 1:00 PM.

Oct 6-7 San Dimas Rodeo - San Dimas

Will be held Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7th, 2011. The gates will open at 11:00. AM Events Begin At 1:00 PM at the Tex Shoemaker Rodeo Arena at Horsethief Canyon Park.
http://sandimasrodeo.com

Oct. 6-7 - Calico Days - Yermo

A Western parade, burro run, gunfighters, barbacue, miner's triathlon, 1880's era contests. Calico Ghost Town, www.calicotown.com

October 12-14 - MCAS Miramar Air Show - San Diego

Blue Angels perform, parachute teams, wingwalkers and other military and civilian flights. Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. www.miramarairshow.com

Oct 13 - Apple Valley Airshow - Apple Valley

Flybys, aerobatics, warbirds, RC demos, antique and experimental military aircraft. Apple Valley Airport, www.cms,sbcounty.gov.airports.

Oct 13-14 - Industry Hills Charity Pro Rodeo - City of Industry

PRCA Rodeo events, live music and entertainment. Industry Hills Expo Center, 16200 Temple Ave. www.industryhillsprorodeo.org Gates open 4PM, event starts 6PM on Sat. Gates open at 12 Noon, event starts at 2PM on Sun.

Oct 14 - Japan America Kite Festival - Seal Beach

Hundreds of kites of all colors and sizes, sport kites, show kites and other demos. Kite Making Workshop. North side of Seal Beach Pier. www.jas-socal.org 11AM-4PM

Oct 14 - OctoberWood Car Show - Dana Point

Woodie Car Show, surf vendors, food and drink. Latern Bay Park. www.socalwoodies.com

Oct 20-21 - Pumpkin Train - Perris

Train Rides to a pumpkin patch, trolley rides, kiddy handcar, pumpkin decorating and haunted caboose. Orange Empire Railroad Museum. www.oerm.org

Oct 20-21 - California City Renaissance Festival - California City

Knights, maids, peasants and nobles stroll the frounds, food and ale plus live entertainment. California City Central Park. www.calcityrenfair.org

Oct 27 - Day of the Dead Celebration - Los Angeles

Community festival honoring the departed. Elaborate altar displays, music and dancing. Autry National Center, Griffith Park. www.theautry.org

Oct 26-27-28 - Tournament of the Phoenix - Poway

On October 26, 27 & 28, 2012 the Poway Rodeo Grounds will be transformed into a scene from 'A Knight's Tale' as six armoured knights from across the globe meet for an international competition. The Tournament of the Phoenix is a weekend long Jousting and Combat event sanctioned by England's Royal Armouries Museum-Leeds.
Competitors will accumulate points as they battle it out in a series of grueling events. The tournament will test the combatants' prowess and stamina as they pit themselves against each other in foot combat with axes, mounted melee, and four sessions of jousting.
The event also showcases the "Festival of History", where over one hundred members of the southwest's premier Living History associations will present a living time line of history spanning Rome through the European Renaissance. A medieval bagpipe band lends to the festive atmosphere as they perform throughout the day. 'Hands on History' activities for all ages, vendors offering a range of goods and delicious food assure a day full of fun for event goers. Poway Rodeo Grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road. www.worldjoust.com

Oct 27-28-29 - Day of the Dead - Olivera Street Los Angeles

Nine nights of Novenario processions through the Olvera Street Mexican market at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Site followed by free pan de muerto (sweet bread) and champurrado(a Mexican hot beverage). When: Processions Oct 25 -, Nov 2, 2011, 7 - 9pm; Fiesta Muertos Oct 28-29, 2011, 10 am - 8 pm  Where: The Gazebo Plaza on Olvera Street, El Pueblo Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA, CA

Oct 27-28 - Gunfight Behind The Jersey Lilly - Corona/Norco

Put on by The Cowboys, www.thecowboys.org. They are the oldest and largest Cowboy Action Shooting Club in the world. They meet monthly for matches, wear authenic western gear. This event is free and has a lot to offer for the photographer. Last year we went and got a lot of cowboy pics, Indian dancers and we were able to take pictures of the shooting competition. Bring some safety glasses if you want to take pictures of the shooters. Mike Raahauge Shooting Enterprises 14995 River Rd., Corona, CA 92880

Oct 28 - Wings, Wheels and Rotors Expo - Los Alamitos

Car show, military and civilian aircraft displays, flyovers, helicopter flights, demonstrations, food and music. Los Alimitos Army Airfield, Joint Forces Training Base. 9AM -4PM. 11200 Lexington Drive, Katella at Lexington Dr. At Lexington off Katella. www.wwrexpo.net

Oct 28 - Santa Barbara Concours d'Elegance - Santa Barbara

Salute to the Mille Miglia tour, car corrals, wine tasting, Italian and American Classic Car Show. Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. www.elegantcars.com 10AM - 4 PM.

Oct 28 - Trick or Treat Festival - Costa Mesa

More than 50 classic, vintage and restored hearses will drive Costa Mesa's streets in a 4 mile cortege that ends at a Halloween festival. Festival includes costume contest, concert and sideshows. Orange County Market Place. www.ocmarketplace.com