Southern California Moments
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A strong finish

There's nothing like that feeling at the end of a race, knowing you've given your all. Photographing a race, you can really see the pain and determination on athletes' faces, with a hint of relief knowing that they'll soon be done.

In this image, Jindi Shao captures Katja Goldring, who won the women's division of the 5th Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon on Sunday with a time of 1:18:01 (that's a pace of under six minutes a mile!)

Shao used a Canon 5D Mark III to make the image.

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The H.M.S. Zombie

"I wasn't exactly sure why these woman were dressed up as zombies," but that didn't stop Ric Berryman from turning his lens on the three women in this photo, taken aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach on Saturday.

After Ric presumed that they worked onboard the ship and were part of another attraction, it turned out they were part of a recreation of the music video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Berryman used a Nikon D600 to make the image.

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'Jesus saves'

The iconic neon "Jesus saves" sign in downtown L.A. has quite the story. It was once part of the Church of the Open Door, then moved to the United Artists Theater, which served as the Los Angeles University Cathedral. Now the building that the sign sits on houses the Ace Hotel.

In this image, Rinzi Ruiz frames the sign through a window in a parking garage on Hill and 9th streets. Especially striking in this image is the grunge on the window, which creates an especially moody tone.

Considering that the sign is now atop one of the trendiest hotels in Los Angeles, maybe Jesus did save the old building after all.

The image was made on Oct. 8 with a Samsung NX mini.

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Fright night

Halloween is always a blast for photogaphers. The night, the lights, the crazy costumes, all of it's made to produce some pretty out-of-this-world pictures. Droids in the metro? Zombies in Pershing Square? Anything is possible.

In this case, it's some sort of girl scout beastie caught in Richard Hammond's lens during "Fight Night" at Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia on Friday.

I wonder if there are any Samoas or Thin Mints in that bag of hers.

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A ring of sparks in the night

Every month, a group known as Conquer L.A. tours Los Angeles with local photographers.

Jason Armijo, who participated in August’s meeting, shot this image near Fourth and Flower streets in downtown L.A. while experimenting with long exposures using steel wool.

“I took the photograph because of the alignment. [The] U.S. Bank Tower being dead center,” he said. “It looks iconic between the surrounding buildings.”

Armijo used his Canon EOS Rebel SL1.

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Pretty against pink

Photographer Francisco Javier Zavala captured this moment on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood.

"We're all users of Instagram who are now connected and enhancing our photography skills together," Zavala said of the new group of friends.

The image was taken with a Nikon D5300. 

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