black and white

Corrugation

as seen in Bodie


Welcome to Manzanar

On our last day in Lone Pine, Lonnie and I spent a couple hours at Manzanar, the Japanese internment camp which is now a National Historic Site through the National Park Service. It was a sobering experience, but learning about this part of our history is important for all Americans.

Although the original buildings were torn down after the war, replicas have been rebuilt in the footprints of the originals, so one can get a sense of what this place was like during the war years.

 

 


Days Gone By

Below is an image from the old Independence Mine in Alaska. The old-timey look of these old-timey buildings was enchanced using the selective focus of a Lensbaby lens and some tones and textures in Photoshop.


Tidepool

Examining tidepools


Beach Grass 2

Grass, flowers, and ice plant at the entrance to Doran beach


Broken

On display along a street in Albuequerque- a broken wagon wheel.


Lean In

The tree across the street has a slight tilt. . .


Long Shadows

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you’ve noticed that, over the months before and after our third grandson’s birth, I’ve grown to love beach photography .  So here I am with my ever supportive photography buddy (AKA husband) as I take a break from photographing houses along Newport Beach in order to capture our late afternoon shadows.  You will notice I am in street clothes as always – Gidget I am not. . .


Final Series

This is the week my photo series is due. I abandoned my alone-in-a-crowd beach series and opted for the very simple wabi sabi series. Each photo illustrates one (or more) aspect of wabi sabi. Such basic photos are not the norm in this very advanced group, so I hope I don’t get in trouble!

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Disappearing

We walked down to the water’s edge in the morning, and I was captivated by the little footprints disappearing into the surf.


Impermanence and Imperfection

The frayed edges of these old books illustrate imperfection and impermanence with the passage of time. Time and use have softened the edges, but their beauty remains.


Monolith

Last week I had an appointment in Flagstaff, so we decided to take the Oak Creek Canyon scenic route. Of course, we had to stop at the Bell Rock and the Courthouse parking areas to visit some of our favorite rock formations! It had been raining, so the red in the rocks was extra saturated. But, for some reason, I converted this image of the Courthouse to black and white, which I thought made a nice contrast with the clouds.


Petals

Daisy from my daughter’s Alaska garden

 


Dahlia Dahliciousness

Another dahlia image, this time in black and white with some split toning


Takin’ it to the Street

This one’s from the archives- the same San Francisco trip where my last blog photo was taken- but I still may use it for my assignment if I don’t take anything else appropriate. This was a street musician down at Fisherman’s Wharf- and the crowd of oblivious, unappreciative passersby. Just a basic edit and black and white conversion- would love to crop it a little on the right. . .