Sunday, July 29, 2018

A Bit of History...



Every now and then I go back over my photos to see
what will work in B&W.
I play with them in LR...cropping more, tweaking this or that.
And of course, converting to B&W...
These were taken during one of my last excursions with
Tri-Community Photo School before they closed.
The Reagan Library.
I appreciate President Reagan much more now than I did then.
Whatever your political whim is...
the Reagan Library is an interesting and educational place to visit.


I love this quote...so up lifting...and so indicative of 
President Reagan's ideals.


Students learning about President Reagan's part in convincing  Russian President Gorbachev to take down the Berlin wall.


At the time of my visit (Feb. 2015), there was an additional exhibit
of vintage cars...which I was excited to photograph with my
new at the time, Fuji XT1.
Hard to do when you run out of memory on your memory card
and don't have any extra cards with you...
...the following photos were all shot with my iPhone 5!




Vintage cars work well in B&W, don't you think?


These days, people seem to forget that this is just what the police
are trying to do...


The tail end of the Presidential helicopter.


The library is located on President Reagan's ranch in
Simi Valley in California,
a beautiful area of Southern California.



These last two are my favorite shots of the day...
I still can't believe I shot these with my iPhone!!!


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Solving the World's Problems...








"Being on a boat that's moving through the water,
it's so clear.
Everything falls into place in terms of what's important 
and what's not."
James Taylor



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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Breath and Shadow...








"A human being is only breath and shadow."
Sophocles



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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Backyard Bliss...




"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance,
everyone should have a dog that will worship him...


...and a cat that will ignore him."
Dereke Bruce


RIP Cleo...


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Life Boats...





"A ship in port is safe, 
but that's not what ships are built for."
Grace Hopper


Life boats on the Queen Mary...
At rest in Long Beach Harbour, California.



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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ghostly Visions...





"Ghosts don't haunt us. That's not how it works.
They're present among us because we won't let go of them."

"I don't believe in ghosts," I said, faintly.

"Some people can't see the color red. 
That doesn't mean it isn't there, she replied."
Sue Grafton 
from M is for Malice

The hotel, in Bodie, California
State Historic Park
Ghost town!


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Black and White Abstraction...






"There is no abstract art.  You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."
Pablo Picasso

What did I start with?


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Easter Blessings...





Let the spirit of Easter
fill your heart with hope, love and joy!




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Friday, March 23, 2018

Zydeco!!!





"In South Louisiana, 
every single thing we do is jazz or zydeco."
Lauren Daigle

And sometimes in Long Beach, CA, too!!!








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A Bit of History...

Every now and then I go back over my photos to see what will work in B&W. I play with them in LR...cropping more, tweaking this o...