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
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Cereus Peruvianus (0889)
Still in B&W mode but now with a dark red filter installed in front of the lens
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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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August 23, 2021

Rollei Infrared 400 Film

These photos were shot on Rollei Infrared 400 film at the Los Angeles County Arboretum when I was there a couple of weeks ago. Rollei says the film is sensitive to light up to a wavelength of 750nm (visibility ends at about 700nm) But other sources say the film is sensitive to 820nm. There are other 35mm films that are sensitive to IR light which are available to the ordinary consumer, but those usually claim to be sensitive only as far as 720nm. So, the Rollei film is the most infraredishly sensitive that I've found.

These were shot with a red filter, but dark red and infrared filters are on order so I can ruin more film for you.

L.A. County Arboretum (2)

L.A. County Arboretum (9)

L.A. County Arboretum (8)

L.A. County Arboretum (1)

More to come.

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August 22, 2021

Two Pairs Of Unclear Origin

These first two were shot in October 1992, a month in which I visited Washington DC, so there's a good chance I saw them in a museum there. Both are Kodachrome.
Statuette (1).

Slender Sculpture (1)

These next two were shot on Ektachrome in May 1995, in which month I was in California for California AIDS Ride 2, but neither look like California. More likely the Boston area...or Washington DC...or possibly any urban center in New England.
City Market
I'm pretty sure Boston was not using trash receptacles like these in 1995
, but Cambridge? Somerville? Springfield?

1961 Chevy Impala (1)
That's a 1961 Chevrolet Impala
.

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August 14, 2021

Four With Skin

On The Beach (1)
Not sure which beach this is
. The Kodachrome slide is date-stamped November 1991, but I suspect I took this months before then and let the film sit in my camera before finishing and developing it. Probably Cape Cod.

Under A Waterfall On Kauai
On Kauai
, 1986, Kodachrome.

Lower Spine
At the fountain in the Christian Science Center in Boston
, 1983, Agfachrome.

Performers at Polynesian Cultural Center (1)
At the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu
, 1986, Polaroid Polapan instant slide film.

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August 11, 2021

Four Kodachromes From The Early '90s

The Bandstand On Boston Common (1)
The bandstand on Boston Common
, Kodachrome, 1991.

NYC Public Library During Pride - 1994
NYC Public Library on Fifth Avenue during Gay Pride
, 1994. Kodachrome.

Robert Frost, poet
The grave of Robert Frost and other members of his family
in Bennington, Vermont, Kodachrome, 1991.

Cannondale Bicycle At Covered Bridge
My Cannondale in front of a covered bridge somewhere in New England
, Kodachrome, 1990.

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August 9, 2021

Plumeria At The L.A. Arboretum

This past Saturday I went to the L.A. County Arboretum in Arcadia primarily to see a somewhat disappointing cactus and succulent show. But I wandered the arboretum, nonetheless, and discovered the plumeria were in bloom in a far, far off corner. I was shooting black & white film, but plumeria need color, so I whipped out my trusty pocket digital camera and got these. The black & whites will show up in the usual film time...weeks hence.

Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5660)

Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5654)

Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5651)

Plumeria at the L.A. Arboretum (5657)

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August 6, 2021

A Return To Slides

Saguaro National Monument (9)
Saguaro National Monument
, 1988, Kodachrome.

Cactus (6)
Ektachrome, 1988
.

Road Ahead UNSAFE
"Road Ahead UNSAFE For Trailers Trucks Buses."

Boston City Hall Plaza (1)
Boston City Hall Plaza
, Agfachrome, 1984.

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July 29, 2021

Sheep Geometry

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July 23, 2021

Four On Broadway (Los Angeles)

These were all shot on Ilford Delta 400 film.

Tim Cook (1)
Tim Cook
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Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (24)
Proscenium in the Apple Store
.

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (25)
Apple Tower Theatre
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State Theatre - United Building
Not an Apple Store at all!
This is the State Theatre in the United Building, a block away from the Apple Store at Seventh and Broadway. The Gumm Sisters performed here.

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July 22, 2021

Four More At The Apple Store Grand Opening

These were all shot on Ilford Delta 400 film.
Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (13)

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (11)

Apple Tower Theatre - Drinking Fountain Detail
Drinking fountain detail
.

Apple Tower Theatre - Ceiling Detail

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July 21, 2021

Four More B&W Film Photos

Wiefel's Mortuary (1)
Wiefel's Mortuary in Desert Hot Springs
, Bergger Pancro400 film.

Rialto Metrolink Station (3)
The Rialto Metrolink station
, Bergger Pancro400 film.

L.A. Union Station Ceiling (2)
A light on the ceiling in Union Station
, Rollei Retro 80S film.

Clifton's Cafeteria (1)
The sidewalk in front of the former Clifton's Cafeteria
, Ilford Delta 400 film.

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July 19, 2021

Another Four From Los Angeles

These photos were shot on Bergger Pancro400 film.

Gateway To Los Angeles (3)
Gateway To Los Angeles
, public art on the Los Angeles Street overpass over US 101.

Los Angeles Union Station (6)
Los Angeles Union Station
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Los Angeles Union Station (3)
The north hall at L.A. Union Station
. Generally, this area is barricaded off so you can't walk in there, but one can certainly look and photograph. This part of the station is used mostly as a filming location — you've seen it many times.

Here is IMDB's list of more than 150 films that used Union Station as a filming location including the aptly titled Union Station, starring William Holden.

Los Angeles Union Station (4)
Turn 180° from the north hall and you're looking at this
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July 18, 2021

Four More In Los Angeles

These were shot on Bergger Pancro400 film.

Lamp Fixture at Union Station (2)

Million Dollar Theater (1)
The Million Dollar Theater
, the first Grauman theater. Wikipedia.

Million Dollar Theater (2)
The Million Dollar Theater, all of it
.

Cameo Theatre (1)
The Cameo Theatre
operated from 1910 to 1991, making it "the city's longest running, continually operating theatre." More info.

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July 17, 2021

Four More From The Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (3)

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (2)

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (6)

Apple Tower Theatre Grand Opening (4)

All shot on Rollei Retro 80S film.

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