Every year around this time the scraggly gangly malnourished magnolia tree growing (and I use “growing” in its sickliest sense) on the parkway in front of our house surprises me with a nice crop of blossoms. And every year around this time when one opens in just the right place I’ll park myself on the roof of the garage with the 70-300 lens on our 6-year-old Canon Rebel not caring who of my neighbors or passersby sees me and perhaps wonders why I’m sitting in the beating late-morning sun with a camera pointed at a scraggly gangly malnourished magnolia tree, just so I can get a shot like this (click it for the bigger picture).
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all." View all posts by Will