Monthly Archives: April 2015

Matilija Poppy

Date: May 19, 2009 This was created using the Hockneyizer at Big Huge Labs. As Spring progresses, my anticipation for the blooming of the Matilija Poppies begins to grow. The huge white flowers were considered for the state flower of California but lost to the brilliant, orange California Poppies. You see them along the roadside […]

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Signatures of Light #2

Date:February 14, 2015 I spent the winter experimenting, mostly with a technique called “Intentional Camera Movement”. This is what it sounds like: you take the camera and move it around. This particular image was creating as we were driving home. The jerks were creating by the vibrations of the car and my attempting to sign […]

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Life boats

Date: December 7, 2014 It’s World Pinhole Day and I am out taking photos with a couple of cameras. I took this shot last December beside the replica of The Pilgrim — the ship that Dana sailed around the Cape Horn. The day was overcast but clear. I built the camera — a P-Sharan STD […]

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World Pinhole Day

Today is World Pinhole Day and you can bet that I will be out using my two pinhole cameras — a P-Sharan STD and a Pinhole Blender — to capture what I see. Here is a pinhole that I took last December on Solstice: Date: December 21,2014 The Griffith Park Observatory is always a good […]

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Chinelo Unmasked

This was one of the chinelos, a type of dancer from the Mexican City neighborhoods of Milpa Alta and Xochimilco. They usually appear around carnival time when they serve to mock old men and disguise the wearers. Wikipedia says: This dance developed as a mockery of the Europeans with their fine clothing, beards, fair skin […]

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Blonde Riding a Coach

This woman was riding a carriage filled with women singing Italian arias. Few people realize that Italian Americans supplied much of the work force in the mines and so did their part to tame the West. This is a very popular photo on flickr. Guess few people can resist a blonde who is publicly declaring […]

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Man in a White Hat on a White Horse

I went to the Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano last month. It’s a great parade. You will never have seen so many horses in your life, however. The stream of riders, bands, reenactors, and dancers took two hours to pass. It started with some reenactors shooting off their guns to wake up the […]

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The Teepees

Date: September 30, 2014 Every few years, I must take a long road trip. My favorite destinations all lie to the east of where I live: the deserts of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada are particular favorites. I select several cameras and films, then get in the car and head to the first of a string […]

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Rainbow Train HDR

Date: January 10, 2015 The HDR was an afterthought. I took several sequential photos of this passing train. When I got home and set myself to the task of choosing between them for the shot that would appear in flickr, I realized that I hadn’t moved the frame much. Moved by curiosity, I ran them […]

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Forest and Meadows

Date: April 3, 2015 I found that I had five Instax shots left over in my camera, so I went out to take them in nearby Whiting Ranch. I vowed that I would make five better-than-acceptable photographs; but I could only realize it for three of them. This is the first photo that I took […]

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