April 19, 2021

Four More (again)

Autumn Leaves (2)
Kodachrome, 1990
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Myself Reflected In A Bathroom Mirror
Myself with my Olympus XA 2
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Residential Skyscraper (1)
I don't recognize this building, but if you do, please leave a comment
. Kodachrome, 1990.

A Lake In The Woods
Somewhere in New England
, Kodachrome, 1990.

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April 18, 2021

Kodachromes From All Over

Forbes (2)
Maple Cemetery in Royalston, Massachusetts
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Pond Reflecting New England Woods (1)
Kodachrome, 1990
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Cascade at the Wortham (1)
Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Chesapeake Lightship with Flagpoles
Baltimore Inner Harbor
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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April 17, 2021

Kodachromes From '89 And '90

Bike on a Beach (1)
My Diamond Back on some beach, somewhere
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Building at the Beach (1)
Probably a different beach
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Chesapeake Lightship (2)
Chesapeake Lightship in Baltimore
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Custom House Tower (4)
The Custom House in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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April 16, 2021

Kodachrome x 4

Autumnal Tree and a Fire Call Box
Kodachrome, 1989
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Barely Autumnal Leaves (1)
Kodachrome, 1989
.

Red Ford Tractor (2)
Kodachrome, 1990
.

Connecticut State Capitol (3)
Connecticut State Capitol
, Kodachrome, 1990.

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April 14, 2021

Kodachrome, Four More

Chesapeake Lightship (1)
Baltimore Inner Harbor
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Beach at Galveston (1)
Galveston Beach
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Bishop's Palace, Galveston (1)
Bishop's Palace, Galveston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Canoes at a Lake (1)
Possibly Baxter State Park
, Kodachrome, 1990.

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April 12, 2021

Four With Bridges

Zakim Bridge (10)
Zakim Bridge in Boston
, Kodachrome, probably shot in 2002.

Michael On The North Walkway on the Geo Washington Bridge (1)
Michael on the George Washington Bridge
, Ektachrome, 1996.

Myself On The North Walkway on the Geo Washington Bridge (1)
Myself, same bridge, same film, same year
. We were heading west to New Jersey and this was our first time cycling (or walking) on the George Washington Bridge. We knew there was a pedestrian/bike path on it, but in all our research (from Boston) there was no mention of the fact that only the south side was open to pedestrians and cyclists while the north sidewalk was closed completely. It took some effort to find the route to the north side. We were pretty surprised when we encountered the locked gate. But it had been usch an effort to get there, we didn't feel like going back to searching for the legal route, so we got around the gate and crossed on the north side, reversing the operation on the New Jersey side. A very similar thing happened to me on the TriBoro bridge years later when I discovered the bike path from Randalls Island to Manhattan was locked up. Alone this time, I lifted by bike over the gate and rode to Manhattan, negotiating a lot of broken glass and one man who was using the bike path as a place to shoot up.

San Francisco From Twin Peaks (3)
Night view from Twin Peaks
, Kodachrome, 1992.

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April 11, 2021

Four On Tri-X Film

These first three images were shot in Hidden Valley in Joshua Tree National Park. All were shot with Tri-X film in February 2021.

Nolina in Hidden Valley (1)

Wood Grain (1)

Nolina (14)

Lantana (3)
This lantana is at home in my own yard
.

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April 10, 2021

Four More Kodachromes (2)

Downtown Houston (1)
Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Civil War Frieze (1)
I have no recollection of where this Civil War frieze is located
; possibly Hartford, Connecticut. Kodachrome, 1990.

Pennzoil Place (2A)
Pennzoil Place in Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Brookline Snow (2)
Brookline, Massachusetts
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Filed under Architecture,Photography | April 10, 2021 at 06:50 PM | Comments (0)

Burning Man Art For 2021 Is A 'Go'


In this latest announcement from Burning Man they say (among many other things) that they are committing to fully funding art now, even though we don't yet know if Burning Man will actually happen on the Black Rock Desert this year. This means that probably some (or possibly all) of the art will actually end up being displayed somewhere else in the world.

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Riv. Co. Supervisor Costs Us

Riverside County taxpayers (not an insurance company) paid to get Supervisor Jeff Hewitt out of a sexual harassment claim. He was already the worst Supervisor. Now he's the most expensive as well.

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April 9, 2021

California Botanic Garden

All of these were shot at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont with a DSLR in March 2021.

Channel Island Bush Poppy (3640)
Channel Island Bush Poppy
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Rio Grande Velvet Ash (3678)
Rio Grande Velvet Ash
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Fragrant Pitcher Sage (3704)
Fragrant Pitcher Sage
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Fragrant Pitcher Sage (3654)
Fragrant Pitcher Sage
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The complete set of photos from the CBG is here.

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April 8, 2021

Brahms

5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Brahms in the NY Times. It's more than five minutes.

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April 6, 2021

Four From All Over

Beargrass Nolina Flower (3618)
Beargrass Nolina
at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont. I shot this with a DSLR in March 2021.

Hammond Pond Reservation in Snow (1)
Hammond Pond Reservation
which is (was?) an under-appreciated resource in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, just behind Hammond Pond which is just behind the Chestnut Hill Mall (if that's still there). Kodachrome, 1990. That's my Diamond Back Apex leaning up against the boulder there. I still have it and it still rides great...on any naked bike ride I go on.

Maryland National Bank (1)
Maryland National Bank in Baltimore
, Kodachrome, 1989.

View From Wells Fargo Plaza (1)
The view from Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Filed under Architecture,Photography | April 6, 2021 at 06:05 PM | Comments (0)

Bees

A man corrals a swarm of bees, apparently without protection or smoke.

Filed under Science | April 6, 2021 at 05:48 PM | Comments (0)