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Welcome

to my personal photography blog. I specialize in making unique and highly detailed photographs. Notice I said making and not taking. Yes I take photos but a lot of time and work is involved in pushing and punishing the pixels in my images to achieve the look I like.

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Can't we all just get along?

Saturday
Apr092016

1941 Pontiac Timelapse

Kathy and I drove out to the City of Chino car show this morning. She initially said she wasn't going to go since it was going to rain. It ended up raining but later in the day. The clouds were very impressive so after taking just a few photos (too many cars with their hoods up) I shot this short timelapse video:

 

Monday
May112015

Chihuly Acid Rain

Ok this is something I never do but I saw this nice looking couple at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit walking around. The young man was taking a photo of the young lady posing under her umbrella. I waited till they finished and asked them both to pose for me. I shot a few sequences and thanked them, telling them to search for "Chihuly Acid Rain" on Flickr. So mystery couple, if you're out there here is your photo. Sorry it took me so long to post it.
Thursday
Apr302015

Chihuly Glasshouse in the Blue Hour

Kathy and I were so impressed with our initial visit to the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit we decided to visit again, this time in the evening. By the time I reached the glasshouse, the blue hour had begun to set in. I walked around taking loads of pictures. At some point I finally looked up and saw the Space Needle's observation deck towering six hundred feet above the Glasshouse and took this shot.

Wednesday
Apr292015

Can't Look Away

During our Seattle vacation Kathy and I visited the Experience Music Project museum which was great. Being a music museum, the last thing I expected to see there were exhibits on Star Wars costumes and Horror Films. Both were amazing though and had fantastic displays and artifacts. This sign was fairly near the entrance to the "Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film" exhibit. I blended in some imagery from my favorite artifact, the Alien from the Aliens movie.

Tuesday
Apr282015

Tulip Festival Bokeh

While in Seattle, Kathy and I drove out to La Connor to check out the Tulip Festival. It really was amazing to see the colorful fields of flowers spreading out in the distance. This image was taken with my new Sony a6000 mirrorless camera and the Sony 70-200 f4 G lens. I am amazed at the quality of the images this camera/lens combination can produce. Super bokeh shooting wide open.

Monday
Apr272015

Looks Good From Any Angle

Decided to take in another view of this beautiful Chevy Fleetline.

Sunday
Apr262015

Chicano Park Fleetline

 

 

The Chicano Park car show held in Barrio Logan, adjacent to downtown San Diego is an event that Kathy and I look forward to attending each year. The San Diego area was crowded in part because the Padres and the Dodgers were playing all weekend. We took the Amtrak Surfliner train into town and rode the San Diego Trolley train from downtown to Barrio Logan and avoided all of the traffic congestion.
The neighborhood of Barrio Logan is a historically Latino area of San Diego County and the park itself has a very interesting history. Located below the 5 freeway and the approaches to the Coronado Bay Bridge, it is home to many murals painted on the concrete highway supports.
I saw this beautiful 1948(?) Chevrolet Fleetline at the show. There seemed to be fewer cars in attendance this year. Kathy and I assumed it was because of the threat of rain. This car had some cool mini-murals on the front and back bumper areas. Not sure if the wood on the sides are original to the car or not.

 

Friday
Apr242015

Rag Top Fleetmaster

Kathy and I arrived at the Southgate car show well before sunrise. Lots of cars were streaming into the parking lot adjacent to the golf course where the show was to be held. Other than the car owners there were very few people around. We kind of had our own pre-car show, car show. It was looking like it would rain any minute but it never did. I spotted this convertible 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster sitting there with its headlights on and decided to take a few images. Great looking car.

Thursday
Apr232015

Chihuly Northwest Room

Let's keep going with the Chihuly stuff. This amazing room features Dale Chihuly's collections of indian blankets, baskets and photographs. The glass art displayed here was influenced by these collections. I really like how you get a peek into the sealife room with it's spectacular 20 foot high sealife tower. This image was taken with my 10-18mm lens and is a panorama which explains the fairly severe distortion seen in  the image. At the risk of repeating myself, I am still amazed at the quality and power of my new Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. I have no intention of abandoning my full frame sony cameras but having so much capability in a tiny camera is still mind blowing to me. I like it so much I purchased another one for Kathy and invested in 5 high quality lenses for the e-mount system. 10mm, f4.0, 3200 ISO

Wednesday
Apr222015

Colors Overhead

This was an amazing room in the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle. Hidden among what must be over a hundred  pieces of beautifully blown glass are a few clear glass cherubs. The lighting level throughout the exhibit halls was quite low but Kathy and I were very successful in creating images using our Sony camera's "handheld twilight" function which is essentially dark frame subtraction on steroids. This makes it possible to produce one extremely low noise file from 6 photos automatically taken at very high ISO settings, which are then very quickly aligned and merged. This extremely powerful function was very desirable in this setting since we didn't want to use a flash when photographing the glass as that would probably ruin the ambiance and result in lots of reflections and unwanted specular highlights.