Members of the Vietnamese group Cong Doan Tam Bien of St Callistus Church prepare to celebrate the first Catholic Mass in the outdoor plaza outside of the Christ Cathedral on Saturday, welcoming the nearby parish of St. Callistus to its new home with about 3,000 worshipers in a trilingual service featuring English, Spanish and Vietnamese, June 29, 2013 in Garden Grove, Calif. The Catholic Diocese of Orange now owns the Crystal Cathedral, renamed the Christ Cathedral and will be formally opened in 2015, after an architectural renovation and religious alterations. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/For the Los Angeles Times

Members of the Vietnamese group Cong Doan Tam Bien of St Callistus Church prepare to celebrate the first Catholic Mass in the outdoor plaza outside of the Christ Cathedral on Saturday, welcoming the nearby parish of St. Callistus to its new home with about 3,000 worshipers in a trilingual service featuring English, Spanish and Vietnamese, June 29, 2013 in Garden Grove, Calif. The Catholic Diocese of Orange now owns the Crystal Cathedral, renamed the Christ Cathedral and will be formally opened in 2015, after an architectural renovation and religious alterations. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/For the Los Angeles Times


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Raquel Al-Nomani, 58, clasps hands with Bajiha Simms, 82, at a Mother’s Day event at the West Valley Healthcare Center in West Hills. Al-Nomani’s mother died in 1992; in 1994, she met Simms, a fellow Iraqi immigrant. They’ve developed a mother-daughter relationship. “She’s my mom,” Al-Nomani says. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/For the Los Angeles Times

Raquel Al-Nomani, 58, clasps hands with Bajiha Simms, 82, at a Mother’s Day event at the West Valley Healthcare Center in West Hills. Al-Nomani’s mother died in 1992; in 1994, she met Simms, a fellow Iraqi immigrant. They’ve developed a mother-daughter relationship. “She’s my mom,” Al-Nomani says. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/For the Los Angeles Times

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Had a wonderful afternoon at the awesome Last Book Store in Downtown Los Angeles with Blake Hazard, a musician in the indie rock band “The Submarines” and great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The store is a little low light, but my Canon 5D MkIII handled it nicely.

Blake Hazard and The Great Gatsby Portrait

Musician Blake Hazard, great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, poses for a portrait with The Great Gatsby at The Last Bookstore on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (© 2013 Patrick T. Fallon, Special to the Boston Herald)

Working the overnight early on May 4th, after I transmitted my pictures from earlier, the other part of the backfire finally began, setting the mountain on fire:

Firefighters start a backfire into the Santa Monica Mountains off Potrero Road in order to control the Springs Fire near Newbury Park, California May 4, 2013. A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

Firefighters start a backfire into the Santa Monica Mountains off Potrero Road in order to control the Springs Fire near Newbury Park, California May 4, 2013. A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

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Working the overnight shift for Reuters, I ended up leaving the pack and hiked up to where a hotshot crew was setting a backfire down the mountain:

Firefighter Justin Romero of the New Mexico based Silver City Hotshots uses a drip torch to build a backfire up the mountain off Potrero Road to control the Springs Fire near Newbury Park, California, May 3, 2013.A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Firefighter Justin Romero of the New Mexico based Silver City Hotshots uses a drip torch to build a backfire up the mountain off Potrero Road to control the Springs Fire near Newbury Park, California, May 3, 2013.A fierce, wind-driven wildfire spread on Friday along the California coast northwest of Los Angeles, threatening 4,000 homes and a military base as residents were evacuated ahead of the flames and a university campus was closed. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Ernie Legassey (L) and Casey Daigle return to their car after their camping trip was cut short due to a wildfire burning towards Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean on Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County May 2, 2013. A wind-driven brush fire raging northwest of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles at the fringe of threatened neighborhoods. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Ernie Legassey (L) and Casey Daigle return to their car after their camping trip was cut short due to a wildfire burning towards Point Mugu at the Pacific Ocean on Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County May 2, 2013. A wind-driven brush fire raging northwest of Los Angeles prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes and a university campus on Thursday as flames engulfed several farm buildings and recreational vehicles at the fringe of threatened neighborhoods. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Had a pretty neat multimedia assignment for Bloomberg News lately here in LA

Inmates training to become commercial underwater divers compete in a "pipe roll" team building exercise against other inmates at the Marine Technology Training Center, part of the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), of the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. California's prison industry program, whose ventures from coffee-roasting to furniture-building have made it the largest in the U.S., may be endangered by Governor Jerry Brown's success in reducing inmate overcrowding. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Inmates training to become commercial underwater divers compete in a “pipe roll” team building exercise against other inmates at the Marine Technology Training Center, part of the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), of the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, U.S., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. California’s prison industry program, whose ventures from coffee-roasting to furniture-building have made it the largest in the U.S., may be endangered by Governor Jerry Brown’s success in reducing inmate overcrowding. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

I shot stills and a video with my Canon 5D MkIII, building my own surface housing with a plastic fishtank for about $30 that enabled me to get some more visuals below the water. We only had one afternoon, but I was able to gather a set of still images I enjoyed as well as video and interviews for Bloomberg.com, edited by Bloomberg’s Kevin Thrash:

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Mayoral Candidate and Councilman Eric Garcetti jokes with Robert M. Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly, while volunteering to sell 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit the Dalmatian American Club during a campaign stop at the Dalmatian American Club Fish Luncheon on Friday, March 29, 2013 in San Pedro, California. The raffle raised $315 for the club, it's largest raffle yet. Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

Mayoral Candidate and Councilman Eric Garcetti jokes with Robert M. Hertzberg, former Speaker of the California State Assembly, while volunteering to sell 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit the Dalmatian American Club during a campaign stop at the Dalmatian American Club Fish Luncheon on Friday, March 29, 2013 in San Pedro, California. The raffle raised $315 for the club, it’s largest raffle yet. Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times


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Montebello, CA - Monday, April 1, 2013: A young girl wears a T-shirt in memory of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval  as friends and classmates of Sandoval hold a candlelight vigil at Eastmont Intermediate School on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Montebello, Calif. Sandoval was one of five killed Saturday morning in a Nevada crash where authorities say 18-year-old suspected drunk driver Jean Soriano slammed his Dodge Durango into the back of the familyÕs Chevy Astro van.  (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

Montebello, CA – Monday, April 1, 2013: A young girl wears a T-shirt in memory of 13-year-old Angela Sandoval as friends and classmates of Sandoval hold a candlelight vigil at Eastmont Intermediate School on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Montebello, Calif. Sandoval was one of five killed Saturday morning in a Nevada crash where authorities say 18-year-old suspected drunk driver Jean Soriano slammed his Dodge Durango into the back of the family’s Chevy Astro van. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

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An electrical issue caused a blackout at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, which made for a tough shoot, but a few interesting frames.

Dr. John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, speaks during a blackout requiring the use of glow sticks and generators to light the room at the Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Dr. John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, speaks during a blackout requiring the use of glow sticks and generators to light the room at the Town Hall Los Angeles luncheon held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

If I had a nickel every time…

A man takes pictures of the media gathered outside the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the first day of trial in Katherine Jackson's civil lawsuit against AEG Live claiming that AEG was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray as Michael Jackson's physician, Los Angeles, California April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES)

A man takes pictures of the media gathered outside the Los Angeles County Superior Court for the first day of trial in Katherine Jackson’s civil lawsuit against AEG Live claiming that AEG was negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray as Michael Jackson’s physician, Los Angeles, California April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES

A man walks his dog down Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

A man walks his dog down Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

In order to get a different and unique view of Lindsay Lohan at court, I set up a remote camera using Pocketwizards that I could trigger while also shooting a handheld camera. Here was one of the most successful frames.

Actress Lindsay Lohan departs from court after a plea deal at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Los Angeles, California March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES)

Actress Lindsay Lohan departs from court after a plea deal at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Los Angeles, California March 18, 2013. Lohan was ordered on Monday to spend 90 days in a locked rehabilitation facility and undertake 30 days of community labor as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors in which she will avoid time in jail on charges arising from a June car crash. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES)

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for court at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Los Angeles, California March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES)

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for court at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Los Angeles, California March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES)

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A few months ago I got to work on a story for The New York Times about Tim Danielson, who in the 1960′s joined an exclusive club of high school runners who broke the 4 minute mile barrier. Danielson is now on trial for murder.

After The Mile: The Tim Danielson Story. © 2013 The New York Times. Photographs by Patrick T. Fallon. Story by Jere Longman.

After The Mile: The Tim Danielson Story. © 2013 The New York Times. Photographs by Patrick T. Fallon. Story by Jere Longman.

Always love coming up to the Griffith Observatory.

Tourists walk around the Griffith Observatory at sunset with the Hollywood Sign in the background in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Tourists walk around the Griffith Observatory at sunset with the Hollywood Sign in the background in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Spent a couple of days shooting some B roll video for Bloomberg Television. Also got to shoot some stills too. One of my favorites as seen from atop Los Angeles City Hall:

Two young men play frisbee in the park while recreating as seen from atop City Hall in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. A campaign is underway to expand and improve green spaces like parks in downtown Los Angeles as more people are moving back into the city to live. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

Two young men play frisbee in the park while recreating as seen from atop City Hall in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 14, 2013. A campaign is underway to expand and improve green spaces like parks in downtown Los Angeles as more people are moving back into the city to live. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg

US actor and cast member Jim Carrey arrives for the world premiere of 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA 11 March 2013. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/European Pressphoto Agency

US actor and cast member Jim Carrey arrives for the world premiere of ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA 11 March 2013. © 2013 Patrick T. Fallon/European Pressphoto Agency

St. John Bosco's Darien Williams #1 goes up for a shot over Chaminade's Jack Williams #32 during the second half of the CIF Division 3A High School Basketball Finals between the St. John Bosco Braves and Chaminade Eagles at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. Bosco defeated Chaminade. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

St. John Bosco’s Darien Williams #1 goes up for a shot over Chaminade’s Jack Williams #32 during the second half of the CIF Division 3A High School Basketball Finals between the St. John Bosco Braves and Chaminade Eagles at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. Bosco defeated Chaminade. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

Olga Llamas, of Moreno Valley, with son Isaac Llamas, 1, escape the heat while playing in a water fountain near the USS Iowa on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in San Pedro, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)

Olga Llamas, of Moreno Valley, with son Isaac Llamas, 1, escape the heat while playing in a water fountain near the USS Iowa on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in San Pedro, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/ For the Los Angeles Times)