13 August 2015 Rodin’s student Emile-Antoine Boudelle gave us this rare glimpse of the creator of The Thinker and the Lovers. I love his wild and stormy beard.
Posted in LACMA
, Nikon D70
, art museum
, sculpture garden
13 August 2015 LACMA isn’t the Louve, but it does have some stunning paintings such as “The Orator” by Magnus Zeller, a particularly vivid piece illustrating the period before Hitler’s rise to power.
13 August 2015 I tried to curse this view of the roof at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a personal favorite, but it did not work.
13 August 2015 There’s a store at the Farmer’s Market that sells only hot sauce. This is an example that I dared not try.
13 August 2015 A visit to Farmer’s Market is always good for the food. The number of stands run by actual farmers or featuring crops has been severely reduced over the years, however.
11 August 2015 I used a star filter to capture this shot and silhouette of the foothills in Whiting Ranch.
11 August 2015 An experiment using two graduated filters, one on the top, one on the bottom. The vignetting is due to the stacking of the filters.
Posted in Filtering
, Nikon D70
, Whiting Ranch
, graduated filter
, trail junction
11 August 2015 When I first posted this to flickr, I wrote: It is tarantula migration season. The tarantulas aren’t really migrating: they are males going from hole to hole looking for a mate. I saw one who was carrying some flowers, a bottle of wine and a box of candy….
8 August 2015 I had not known what these strange “termite mounds” were until I led a group through the Talbert Regional Park.
8 August 2015 Note the old oil wells. Some still pump away while others stand still, waiting for their demolition.