Lori Carey Photography

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Big Cats

Working my way through the photos I took at La Brea Tar Pits and the George C. Page Museum at Hancock Park in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Neat place, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I've had some people tell me it wasn't worth visiting, but I don't think they took the time to go through the museum. We even got to check out some excavation activity at Pit 91, which is apparently only open for one hour every day or so. Good timing on our part. Thanks for wanting to go up there, Mom!

I just loved this sculpture of two lions by Herman T. Beck, located outside the main entrance to the museum. There is so much tension and power in it. There are four of Beck's sculptures on the grounds of Hancock Park, two at the entrance of the museum, but this is by far my favorite.

Flash photography is allowed at the museum (yippee!), so when I saw this life-sized animation of a saber-toothed cat attacking a Harlan's Ground Sloth I used it to my advantage to darken the background and create the image I envisioned where you could barely tell it was taken in a very crowded museum. Check out those teeth (and the claws on the ground sloth)!

I haven't finished all of the photos so the gallery isn't up on my website yet. Just wanted to post a little teaser.

Nothing after the jump.

1 comment:

  1. Know your mom like I do, she was happy to go up there.

    Your pictures are awsomew Lori. Keep up the great work