Monthly Archives: May 2015

Heroes’ Corner

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. This is the portion of Cypress Lawn given over to American servicemen.

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Italian Cemetery

I was into cemeteries during the mid-nineties. San Francisco’s City of the Dead, Colma, California, was only a half an hour’s drive from me, so I made many journey’s to capture its monuments. One of the best for photography was the city’s Italian Cemetery. It was especially good for angels and stained glass!

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In honor of Memorial Day, let me introduce you to one of my favorite early photos. I found this cherub in Colma’s Italian Cemetery. Darkness was falling, so I had to resort to a flash. (I had the bad habit of sleeping until 3 in the afternoon those days.) My flash failed me on the […]

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Near Bright Angel Lodge

Date: September 24, 2015 Who doesn’t love the Grand Canyon? The trouble is finding a viewpoint that isn’t over-photographed. I failed this time.

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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Date: October 18, 2014 Architecture is not one of my specialities — mostly because I am surrounded by houses, bland office buildings, and merely functional industrial buildings including the hideous Oakley sunglasses plant. But put me in an area such as downtown Los Angeles, where I find myself surrounded by the mountains of men, I […]

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Date: July 27, 2014 I live with/have bipolar disorder. The worst part of the catastrophic cycle for me is, of course, the long intervals of depression that follow my extreme manias. This photo is an attempt to recreate the feel of a Rembrandt painting while expressing just how those episodes feel.

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San Clemente Pier

Date: January 4, 2015 I make a point to visit this fishing pier at least once every other year. We walk to the end, watch the fishermen, stare at the seagulls, and then take a long walk down the beach to the south of here. We’ve never eaten in the restaurant or fished off the […]

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Gull Distortion

Date: January 4, 2015 Some nights drag on. And on. I set myself the project of getting to know my photoshop program better; so I found this photo of an unsuspecting gull and wreaked a few steps of alteration.

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Cactus Trail 2/6/2015 #2

Date: February 6, 2015 Motion blur had defied me due to the high ASA settings on my camera. I accomplished this by putting a neutral density filter (ND8) over the lens so I could slow the shutter speed.

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Loreto Customs

Date: April 11, 2013 I had nothing better to do than to wait. So I sat and watches the informal customs office deal with the passengers who came off the cruise ship. My nerves told me not to take the shot, but I did it anyway and suffered no consequences for it. This was taken […]

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