October 16, 2021

Four In New York City

All in New York in July 2001; all Ektachrome.
Herald Square (1)
Herald Square
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Empire State Building Base (1)
The base of the Empire State Building
.

Empire State Building (3)

Macy's - July 2001
Macy's at the corner of 34th Street and 6th Avenue
.

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October 12, 2021

My New Right Hip

My New Right Hip (2209)

Surgery was at Eisenhower on October 4. Recovery has gone really well. Two days ago I walked the track around the outside of Mission Springs Park once which, IIRC, is a bit less than half a mile long. I did that carrying my folded-up walker in case I needed it. I still have some restrictions, but can walk anywhere for as far as I can tolerate. The left hip is still good, so I don't think this is going to happen a second time.

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Mt. Whitney View

Summit View
July 1968 view from Mt. Whitney Peak captured on Kodachrome
by John Fisher.
The caption he provided:

Mt. Whitney California U.S.A. At 14,505 Ft (4,421 m) Mount Whitney is the highest peak in California. Iceburg lake is lower left. 10,000 ft. below is the town of Lone pine in the Owens Valley.
Olympus OM-1, 24mm f2.8, Zuiko, Kodachrome

Mt. Whitney is the tallest in the 48 states.

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September 30, 2021

Three From The 1996 GNI Gathering

It seems that my photos from the 1996 gathering of Gay Naturists International fell through the cracks and I never scanned any of them. Here are three; all Kodachrome.

GNI 1996 (16)

GNI 1996 (4)

GNI 1996 (5)

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Los Angeles World Naked Bike Ride 2012

I wasn't able to participate in this year's LAWNBR, but just yesterday I did happen to come across this video shot at the beginning of the 2012 naked bike ride, which was the first LAWNBR I rode. The video has been lounging over at Ipernity all these years, where it appears only 11 people have seen it. So I copied it over to Vimeo.

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September 26, 2021

Four From 1985-86

Coolidge Corner at Dusk
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, after sunset
. Agfachrome, February 1985.

Alcatraz (4)
Alcatraz
. Polaroid Polapan instant slide film, June 1985.

Baluster (1)
February 1985, E6 slide film, unknown brand
.

Charles Engelhard Court (1)
Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
. May 1986. E6 slide film.

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September 24, 2021

Four More In Palm Springs, Again

All of these were shot with my infrared Canon G12 using an infrared filter.
Downtown Loop (1)

History of Suspended Time (1168)
"History of Suspended Time"
displayed across the street from Palm Springs Art Museum.

The Rowan (1178)
How the scene now looks from the front of the museum
. Museum Way is barricaded with those ever so lovely A-frames and cones. Further up Museum Way you'll see "Forever Marilyn." "History of Suspended Time" is to the right, partially blocked by the palm. The Rowan Hotel hulking in the background there.

LuV Biden (1)

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September 23, 2021

Three In California; One in Boston

Round Valley (1)
I took this photo (Kodachrome) of the trunk of a Jeffrey Pine in Long Valley on Mt San Jacinto on my first visit to Palm Springs - in 1996
.

Ocean Beach (2)
Here I am on Ocean Beach in San Francisco
in the days just before California AIDS Ride 2 started in May 1995. This was my Cannondale bike's first trip to the west coast, so I wanted to baptize it with Pacific Ocean water.

Park Street Church - Boston (3)
Park Street Church and Park Street Station shot on Agfachrome in December 1992.
In the foreground is the Brewer Fountain.

Prosperity Cleaners
Prosperity Cleaners on Cole Street in San Francisco
, May 1995.

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September 20, 2021

The Rodney King Videographer Has Died Due To COVID

George Holliday, a plumber from Argentina, grabbed his Sony Handycam when he heard the sirens outside his residence. He shot the video from his balcony. He tried to offer the video to the LAPD twice, but they were uninterested, so he handed it over to KTLA. The video - a bit over 8 minutes.

Mr. Holliday died at a hospital in Simi Valley on Sunday.

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Four More In The Desert

Plumeria (1093)
A plumeria in Palm Springs
. Shot with my infrared Canon G12 with an infrared filter.

Couches Unlimited at Desert Shores
Shot on Tri-X with a red filter
.

Sand Dragon at Galleta Meadows (7)
The sand dragon at Galleta Meadows
shot on Tri-X with a red filter.

Sand Dragon's Tail at Galleta Meadows (3)
Same as above, but the other end of the sand dragon
.

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September 14, 2021

GoPro 10

The new GoPro Hero 10, which will be officially unveiled on September 16, will include the feature we've all been waiting for: a written guarantee that the footage you shoot with it will look just like this.

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September 13, 2021

Four More From Galleta Meadows

These were shot on Kodak Tri-X film.
Giant Sloth at Galleta Meadows (2)

Sand Dragon's Tail at Galleta Meadows (3)

Sand Dragon at Galleta Meadows (7)

Camelops at Galleta Meadows (7)

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September 9, 2021

Two In Palm Springs

Both of these photos were shot with Tri-X film using a red filter.
The Rowan (1)

Tyler's Burgers (1)
Tyler's Burgers
.

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September 5, 2021

Six Plumeria - B&W and Color Compared

The black & white shots were made with New Classic EZ 400 film. I shot the color ones with my Canon Powershot S110. These were all at the L.A. County Arboretum.

L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (54)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5657)
L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (55)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5654)
L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (56)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5651)
L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (58)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5666)
L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (59)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5663)
L.A. County Arboretum - Plumeria (60)Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5660)

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September 4, 2021

Four Infrared Shots In Desert Hot Springs

Dollar General Construction (1060)
Dollar General construction viewed from the gate on Fourth Street
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Bougainvillea on 12th Street (1049)
Bougainvillea on 12th Street
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Aqua Soleil Resort (1021)
Aqua Soleil resort
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Wardman Park Playground (1039)
Playground equipment in Wardman Park
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September 3, 2021

Four More From The L.A. Arboretum

All of these were shot with New Classic EZ 400 film (using a red filter) at the L.A. Arboretum.
L.A. County Arboretum (38)

L.A. County Arboretum (39)

L.A. County Arboretum (44)

L.A. County Arboretum (42)

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September 2, 2021

Exoskeletons of Two Sorts

Cicada Molt in Infrared (0998)
A cicada molt in infrared
shot digitally with my Canon G12.

The following three photos were shot in Galleta Meadows around Borrego Springs using Lomography Berlin Kino film and a red filter.
Gompotherium at Galleta Meadows (1)
Gompotherium
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Grasshopper at Galleta Meadows (1)
Grasshopper
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Scorpion at Galleta Meadows (1)
Scorpion
.

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August 30, 2021

Infrared Filters On The Canon Powershot G12

I've got a Canon Powershot G12 that I paid to have modified so that infrared light can reach the sensor. Almost all digital cameras have internal filters to block infrared. I got just today a filter mount that allows me to put filters on the G12, so I experimented with dark red and infrared filters on it.

Cereus peruvianus (0833)
This is how the camera sees the Cereus peruvianus in my back yard with no filters at all
. You can see a little bit of pale blue-green color comes through.

Cereus Peruvianus (0936)
When I switch the camera to black & white mode, you get this look, still unfiltered
.

Cereus Peruvianus (0889)
Still in B&W mode but now with a dark red filter installed in front of the lens
.

Bougainvillea (0917)
Same camera, same B&W mode, but now with an infrared filter mounted instead of dark red
. Obviously not the Cereus peruvianus this time. The plant near the lens is a bougainvillea in bloom. I somehow did not photograph the cactus again in true infrared. Maybe tomorrow, if it's sunny.

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August 27, 2021

Four Infrared

Cereus peruvianus (0833)
Digital infrared photo of Cereus peruvianus
. This is a cactus I brought with me from Boston where it used to live on my windowsill. It's grown quite a bit.

The next three photos were shot on Rollei Infrared 400 film at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.
L.A. County Arboretum (26)

L.A. County Arboretum (31)

L.A. County Arboretum (23)

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August 24, 2021

More From The L.A. County Arboretum

All were shot on Rollei Infrared 400 film with a red filter.
L.A. County Arboretum (15)

L.A. County Arboretum (13)

L.A. County Arboretum (17)

L.A. County Arboretum (20)

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