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Lure Fish House | Camarillo, CA

Lure | Camarillo

kyle found this gem of a place when he played golf with his pops a month ago.  he had the fish and chips and fell in love…so we had to add it to our list of must eats!  double plus is that it is near the camarillo outlets!  we had the:

  • appetizer – lure crab cakes
  • soup – bowl of clam chowder
  • wild california white sea bass, creamed corn, parmesan potato cake
  • fish and chips, pineapple slaw, french fries
  • side of brussel sprouts

uh-mazing.

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Lure Fish House
259 W Ventura Blvd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Category: Seafood

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By |August 26th, 2012|Food, Restaurants|2 Comments

Take a Bao | Studio City, CA

dinner with a friend after a long work week at take a bao.

food:  this is my second time trying take a bao.  the first time was right when they opened so they still had some kinks to figure out.  this time, i actually really enjoyed it.  we shared the burger bao (based on a recommendation from the cashier, which was actually pretty good).  i got the chinese chicken salad (light) and my friend got the lemongrass grilled hanger steak with fries.  my bill came out to $16.  a little pricey but i didnt mind.

last time, all we got were baos. so it was pretty pricey ($4-5 for one) and we werent too full.  that is definitely not the way to go.  get a main dish and have a bao as an appetizer!

ambience:  i love it here.  modern and simple.  it was packed at around 8pm but food comes out rather quickly.

i was scrambling to take pictures before the sun completely set.  success! lighting was so good!

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have a good weekend!

Take a Bao
11838 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Neighborhood: Studio City

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By |August 24th, 2012|Food, Restaurants|0 Comments

Mammoth: Part Deux

hiked up duck pass trail with my awesome camera bag.  who needs water when you hike especially when you have a bag like this one? (hah. you dont see my face in this picture but i was dying).  a little bit of hiking, a little bit of fishing, a little bit of rowing…here are some pictures of mammoth through my lens. 

By |August 23rd, 2012|Mammoth, Photography, Travel|8 Comments

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls

i am currently toggling two photography books: understanding exposure by bryan peterson and the digital photography book by scott kelby.  my overall thoughts of the two books:

  • understanding exposure is very informative and goes into detail about shutter speed, aperture, etc.  it also has amazing photos (which makes me realize that i might never take an awesome photo like any of the ones in this book).  it definitely is a must for beginners, who want to understand what is going on with your camera.  i have to admit that when i started reading this book, i was a little overwhelmed.  i recommend reading this book and going out and using your camera right after or else you it will go over your head. (4.5 stars. 229 reviews)
  • digital photography book – let me start by saying that scott kelby is hilarious.  this book is more of a tip book for photography beginners.  the author prefaces by saying that he gives you tips on how to get “the shot” and does not go into how it works mechanically.  i find this very useful since given the insight you get on what a photographer does, buys, needs, looks for, etc.  this book pushed me to invest in a good tripod and get rid of my old cheap one (best money spent, ever).  (4.5 stars. 803 reviews)

these are the two books that have the most reviews and recommendations on amazon.com (yes, i am a huge advocate).  since these two books had such positive feedback, i needed to buy and read both of them for myself!  i highly recommend both.  i think they work well together.

so one of the things mentioned in both books is how to take a picture of a waterfall.  enter: my canon t3i and mammoth lakes. i have been waiting 8 months to go to mammoth just to take these waterfall shots (which turned out to be MONEY). here is what i took away from both books on how to take these pictures:

  1. “shutter speed controls the effect of motion in your pictures”  to capture motion, use a slow shutter speed. to freeze motion, use a fast shutter speed. simple, huh?
  2. since you are trying to capture motion, you need a tripod to eliminate movement from your shaky hand.
  3. set the appropriate shutter speed and snap away.

Waterfalls

picture 1:  cotton effect.  lens 24-70mm. shutter speed: 1/10. f/22.  ISO 100.

picture 2: freezing motion. lens 24-70mm. shutter speed: 1/500. f/2.8. ISO 100.

i’ve been waiting so long to take these two shots.  i admit that i spent quite some time (a couple of hours) taking pictures of waterfalls.  dont worry, these are not the only two photos i have.  next post will be dedicated to time well spent on our hike up duck lake (we didnt make it all the way to duck lake because i spent too much time at the first waterfall i saw).

By |August 20th, 2012|Mammoth, Photography, Travel|0 Comments

Mammoth: Part I

we spent a few days in mammoth relaxing, fishing, hiking, golfing, and of course, eating.  we needed a little time away from the city.  mammoth is awesome in the winter but even better in the summer!  here are just a few pictures from our trip! (if you cant tell, we love mammoth!) ps. an added bonus was that we got to spend time with our little niece!

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By |August 19th, 2012|Life, Mammoth, Travel|0 Comments