July 7, 2021

Four Deserty Photos

Golden Barrel Cactus (2)
Golden barrel cactus in Desert Hot Springs
shot on Ilford Delta 100 film in May 2021.

Hummingbird On Nest (1)
There is a hummingbird sitting on its nest near the center of this photo
. I didn't have a long lense to capture it correctly, and my experience with hummingbirds kept me from trying to get up close. This is inside the greenhouse at Moorten Botanical Garden in June 2021. Rollei RPX 100 film. This link will take you to the full-size image (6144 × 4072).

Hummingbird On Nest (2)
The hummingbird is a bit more visible in this shot
. This link will take you the full-size image (4480 × 6144)
.

Moorten's Greenhouse (2)
The exterior of that greenhouse
, Rollei RPX 100 film.

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July 6, 2021

Four At Moorten's

These were all shot at Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs on June 2 using Rolleo RPX 100 film.
Moorten Botanical Garden (14)

Wilting Flower (1)

Moorten Botanical Garden (9)

Moorten Botanical Garden (15)

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July 3, 2021

Four in Desert Hot Springs

All of these were shot on Rollei RPX 100 film in May of this year.
Massage
On Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs
.

Fifth Street
Colorized in Photoshop
.

Cactus (5)

Mural at 12380 Palm Drive
At 12380 Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs
.

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June 9, 2021

How Did I Come Up With Five?

Comm Ave at Packard's Corner
The view along Commonwealth Avenue from Packard's Corner in Allston towards the Prudential in the Back Bay
, Kodachrome, 2001.

BU Bridge with Traffic (2)
BU Bridge
, Agfa Scala black & white slide film.

Zakim Bridge (30)
Zakim Bridge when it was opened for pedestrian visitors before opening for traffic
, Kodachrome, 2002.

Mrs. Sarah Clap
Mrs. Sarah Clap, deceased 1826, in Dorchester North Burying Ground (Boston)
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Succulent Flower (2)
Flowering succulent
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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April 26, 2021

Four Photos In Desert Hot Springs

Monday, December 21
Lomography Berlin Kino film
.

Wardman Park Pool (1)
Wardman Pool
, Lomography Berlin Kino film.

Cacti on West Drive
On West Drive
, Lomography Fantôme Kino film.

West Drive (22)
Also on West Drive
, Lomography Fantôme Kino film.

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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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