March 24, 2021

A Variety

Manhattan (1)
Manhattan, but I can't say exactly where
, Kodachrome, 1994.

125 Summer Street - Boston (2)
125 Summer Street, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1991.

Flowering Succulent (1)
A succulent flowering on my windowsill in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1990. I have this type growing in my front yard in Desert Hot Springs now.

Soldier of the Revolution
Wagon Master General, a soldier of the revolution
, Kodachrome,f 1989.

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February 28, 2021

Four More Kodachromes

Skinnydipping at the Waterfall
Skinnydipping at a New England waterfall with the guys from the bike club
, but I don't recall this place at all. Kodachrome, 1989.

Autumn Leaves (1)
Kodachrome, 1988
.

Mattapan Station
Mattapan Station at the terminus of Red Line light-rail
, Boston, Kodachrome, 1988.

Saguaro National Monument (7)
Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

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February 23, 2021

Four Kodachromes

Saguaros (3)
Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Christmas Cactus Flower (3)
Kodachrome, 1988
.

Former Sears Building in The Fenway
Formerly the Sears warehouse in the Fenway, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Leonard Matlovich
Leonard Matlovich at the October 1987 March on Washington
, Kodachrome. Leonard Matlovich in Wikipedia.

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February 22, 2021

More Slides

Saguaro Skeleton (1)
Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Ferry Passenger Approaching Boston
Aboard the Provincetown II ferry heading into Boston
, Kodachrome, probably late 1980s.

Prudential Tower
Prudential Tower, Back Bay Boston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1988.

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February 19, 2021

1988-89

Saguaro (1)
Arizona saguaro
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Arizona Mountains
Mountains in Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

John Hancock Tower (2)
John Hancock Tower shot with a very wide angle lens from near its base
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Stone Walls in Fog
Probably somewhere in New England
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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February 18, 2021

Three New England and An Arizona

Saguaro at Sunset
A saguaro in Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Beacon Hill Boston
Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Swan Boat in Boston's Public Garden
Swan boat in Boston's Public Garden
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Shirtless Cycling
More biking in Vermont
, Kodachrome, 1989,

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February 17, 2021

Not Everything Is A Slide

Biking in Vermont
Biking in Vermont
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Me and Michael at the start of CAR4
Myself and Michael C. just before the start of California AIDS Ride 4 in 1997
. This was our second California AIDS Ride, as you may have guessed from the t-shirts. Scanned from a print.

Cactus Buds
Close up on some cactus buds
, Kodachrome, 1988.

California Hiking
Hiking in California's rolling hills
, probably in Alameda County. Kodachrome, 1989.

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February 16, 2021

Two Ektachromes, Two Kodachromes

Vulture
A vulture in Arizona
, Ektachrome, 1988.

Rose Hip (2)
Rose hip
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Saguaro National Monument (8)
Saguaro National Monument
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Arizona Dusk
Arizona dusk
, Ektachrome, 1988.

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February 10, 2021

All Kodachrome

Little Succulents
Kodachrome, 1987.

Exhibit At The Smithsonian
Something I photographed at a Smithsonian museum in 1987
. It looks like a space vehicle. Kodachrome.

Cambridge Power Plant (3)
The power plant at Western Avenue and Memorial Drive in Cambridge
, Kodachrome, 1987.

Cambridge Power Plant (1)
Kodachrome, 1988.

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January 5, 2021

Four at Sunnylands

All were shot at Sunnylands using Ilford HP5 Plus film.

Sunnylands (13)

Sunnylands (9)

Sunnylands (10)

Sunnylands (2)

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December 15, 2020

Four Slides

Gas Prices in Boston - February 2002
Gas prices in 2002
at a gas station in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Kodachrome.

New England Stream
Probably along the Muddy River in The Fens, Boston
. Kodachrome, 1988.

George Washington Bridge (1)
Entering the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey
. Ektachrome, 2001.

Xmas Cactus (7)
Christmas cactus
, Kodachrome, 1988.

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December 10, 2020

Four From The Living Desert

All of these were shot at the LIving Desert on Rollei Retro 400S film.

Nolina - Living Desert (17)
A nolina
.

Cholla - Living Desert (30)
A cholla
.

Creosote Blooms - Living Desert (27)
Creosote with blooms
.

Living Desert (33)

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February 7, 2020

UC Riverside Botanic Gardens

Last weekend I went and explored a little bit of the UC Riverside Botanic Gardens (map). Somehow I had never heard of these gardens until just a few weeks ago. Here are a few of the photos. The complete collection of photos is here.

UCR Botanic Gardens (0010)

UCR Botanic Gardens (0009)

UCR Botanic Gardens (0005)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2941)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2937)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2936)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2938)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2931A)

UCR Botanic Gardens (2928)

UCR Botanic Gardens - Datura (2924A)

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January 5, 2020

Some Infrared Photos

Most digital cameras filter out infrared light before it gets to the sensor. The early Canon Powershot G cameras (G1, G2 and G3), however, allowed some through. I used to have a G3 and all I needed to do was put on a deep red filter to take infrared photos. But the G3 was stolen. Some years later I acquired a used G2 to do the same thing, but it was old and had a few burned out pixels. Those are easy to fix in editing if you've only got one photo, but it gets pretty tiresome to fix the same 12 tiny specks on every photo if you've got a lot to edit, so I haven't used it in a long time.

Last month, I acquired a Canon G12 from LifePixel that they converted to shoot infrared. They remove whatever internal infrared filter there is and then install an internal deep red filter. I already had a regular G12, so I was completely familiar with the camera and the two cameras could share some equipment. Here are some of the resulting photos:

Train Passing Through Palm Springs Amtrak Station (0438)
The Amtrak station in Palm Springs
.

Target (0413)
Target in Cathedral City
.

District East (0411)
New housing behind the Target
.

Joshua Tree at Pioneertown Mountains Preserve (0549)
At Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
.

Cholla at Pioneertown Mountains Preserve (0545)
A cholla at Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0530)
At Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0522)
At Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0507)
Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0483)
Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0471)
Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0477)
Big Morongo Preserve
.

Big Morongo Preserve (0450)
Big Morongo Preserve
.

Desert Plants (0366)
In Desert Hot Springs
.

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June 1, 2018

U.S. Botanic Garden

Some photos from my visit there about a month ago.

U.S. Botanic Garden (4644)

Cleistocactus winteri (4782)

Nepenthese 'Miranda' (pitcher plant) (4762)
Pitcher plant.

U.S. Botanic Garden (4746)

Yellow Kangaroo's Paw (4709)
Yellow Kangaroo's Paw.

Parodia warasii (4665)

The complete set of photos from the U.S. Botanic Garden can be seen here.

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July 28, 2016

A Different Sort Of Map Of L.A. Restaurants

This map shows restaurants in Los Angeles that are identified with one of the 50 states. For Massachusetts there are two places: the Dunkin' Donuts downtown and Malibu Seafood in (where else?) Malibu.

It even lists four California restaurants, one of which is Smittens ice cream which comes from San Francisco.

Missouri gets only one entry, a St. Louis style barbecue. Fortunately, the map also includes a Kansas City, Kansas, barbecue joint: Charcoal Silverlake, although when I look at their website their description of how they cook their meet is not Kansas City style.

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July 27, 2015

Payoff From The Rain

Red Cactus Flowers (1770)

Red Cactus Flowers (1766)

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June 1, 2014

Succulent Flower

Succulent Flower (2337)
This is a plant I got from my friend Emrys last year
. He lived in Concord, California, which has a warm, dry season, but never experiences heat like we do here in Coachella Valley. The succulent is still in the very lovely pot that Emrys put it in. It's in a spot with a little shade and it gets regular water. It didn't seem to be dying, but I couldn't say it was thriving either. Just sort of at stasis. And then today I saw this flower stalk on it. Apparently all it needed was four sequential days of trans-100° heat to achieve rapturous joy so that it could flower.

Here's a picture of the leaves if anyone would care to give it an identity.
Succulent (2338)

I don't know what it is.

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April 27, 2014

Jumbo Rocks Campout

These are some photos from the Great Outdoors campout at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park a couple of weeks ago.

Samuelson's Rocks (5860)
We visited Samuelson's Rocks again
.

Samuelson's (5842)
We were able to find the site of Samuelson's cabin for the first time
.

Samuelson's Vehicle (5848)
And Samuelson's parking lot
.

Scott in Samuelson's Cellar (5846)
This is Scott in Samuelson's cellar
which was in pretty decent shape.

Jumbo Rocks (5907)
The Jumbo Rocks campground was completely filled
.

Jumbo Rocks (5897)
There were Joshua Trees and rocks
.

Jumbo Rocks (5892)
I think I was standing in front of my tent when I took this shot
.

Great Outdoors HIke
That tortoise again
.

Desert Flowers (5857)
Flowers were abundant
.

Cypress at Jumbo Rocks (5881)
Fellow campers informed me that a few million photos of this cypress and and rock were already on the internet
.

Crown Prince Lookout - Live Oak Canyon Loop (5918)
We went looking for the Crown Prince Lookout
which was an observation point during World War II. We made a wrong turn. The lookout is in those rocks over there, which we did not explore.

Cactus Flower (5926)
Flower with bugs
,

Many more photos here.

Bonus. Here's a brief GoPro video of our lunch spot one day.

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May 5, 2013

Photos From The Jumbo Rocks Campout

North View Trail Pano
Panorama on the North View Trail.

Alien Footprints At Jumbo Rocks (4614)
This is where the aliens climbed the rock on their way back to the rocket ship.

Camp at Jumbo Rocks (4603)
My newest tent - a little two-man model from REI.
It is destined to suffer the trials of Burning Man.

Fallen Joshua Tree (4623)
A fallen Joshua Tree
. As you see, they have no tap root. We saw several live Joshuas down during this campout and on the hike earlier in April. These were probably due to the big windstorms we had in March.

Jumbo Rocks (4611)
Jumbo Rocks campground.

Moonrise at Jumbo Rocks (4626)
Pink moon rise at Jumbo Rocks.

Joshua Tree National Park (4627)

Joshua Tree National Park (4633)

Joshua Tree National Park (4645)

Rock Anteater (4644)
Anteater rock.

Rock Face (4642)
Face on a rock.

Huge Nolina (4636)
The biggest damn nolina I've ever seen, by far!
I had no idea they could reach this tremendous height. Nearby was a huge clump of nolinas that weren't as tall, but much more massive. Obviously, this little area was ideal for nolinas.

The complete set of photos is here.

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