Wherever my father called home became a botanic garden…even when living in the Sonoran
Minolta SR-T 101 SLR, Vivitar Series 1 70-210 zoom macro, exposure not recorded, Kodachrome 25 Professional color transparency film, Velbon tripod, Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.
Billy Gardell – Studio: fotografia-LA, 4214 Fulton Avenue, Studio City, California, USA
This photo was a publicity shot for the TV show Yes Dear. Billy arrived at my studio on time at 4:00 pm. He’s a nice guy, down-to-earth, very funny, and a consummate pro. I remember talking and of course laughing about being “back east” kind of guys while I checked the lighting with a light meter. When I finished, he asked me if I was ready. I said, “Go.” There are 36 frames on a roll of 35mm film and he went into 36 different poses one after another and they were all hilarious! By Billy’s own wristwatch pictured in the photo, we had the definitive shot at 4:10 pm. That’s a pro!
Nikon N90S SLR, Nikkor AF Zoom-NIKKOR 80-200mm f-2.8D ED, (2) Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe lights, Elinchrom 27″ softbox, Elinchrom 74″ Octa Light, Seconic L-508 light meter, gray seamless background, exposure not recorded, handheld. Polaroid SprintScan 4000
I’m not sure what this is. I know that the materials steel and glass were unearthed from the Los Angeles State Historic Park formerly known as the Cornfield during archeological excavations to find the roundhouse and turntable used by the Southern Pacific Railroad during the late 1800s. They found them along with the ruins of River Station, a rail car repair and welding shop, and many other artifacts. They studied them, logged them, and afterwards buried them again. To my knowledge the only thing they didn’t bury were these welded, circular, steel structures and emerald colored glass ingots (for lack of a better word). The glass appears to be similar to the type used as insulators on high tension lines. They are all at least a foot long.
It looks like art to me and I believe that is it’s purpose since it positioned between the street and the ranger station behind. I spotted it riding my bike and determined the best time of day for a capture. I knew I had to come back as soon as possible for the Cornfield is ever-changing. One day there are children playing among the sunflowers and corn stalks with chickens and goats running around, and the next day it is closed for a period of one year in an effort to turn it into a downtown Disneyland!
This is my interpretation of…whatever it is.
Nikon D3 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/11.0, 1/100 sec., ISO 200, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, M-up mode, Manfrotto 3221 tripod, Manfrotto 3047 studio head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable release, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF, white balance: Auto, capture date and time: 8/09/2014, 8:41 am.