Chinatown Junk

Chinatown JunkChinatown Junk – Chinatown, Los Angeles, California, USA

I saw this junk pile on a side street in Chinatown a few weeks before I made this capture. To me, it looked more like an art installation than a junk heap. The 3 wheel cart on the left also intrigued me. Many details indicate that it is a 1940s Cushman Mailster but I cannot confirm this because I couldn’t find a photo of it online. Doesn’t matter though. The cart is placed perfectly. I returned in early morning on 8/02/2014 and it all came together. If you want to see this scene, do it now. It won’t be around for very long in ever-changing Downtown Los Angeles.

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Nikon D3 DSLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/11.0, 1/250 sec., ISO 200, exposure program: Aperture Priority, focus mode: manual, M-up mode,  Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head,  Nikon MC-20 remote cable release, capture: 14-bit RAW-NEF, white balance: Auto, b&w conversion: Photoshop CS6, capture date and time: 8/02/2014, 7:49 am

Green Monster in my Garden

The Last Batch

The Last Batch

The Last Batch

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Two inches of snow came too soon. This is the last batch of tomatoes planted in April, 2020, the culmination being almost a year. Not bad!

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Letter From Korea

Letter From Korea

Letter From Korea

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This torn off piece of a manila envelope developed a nice patina after being stored in a box since 1997. I taped the subject to a green file folder with double sided tape in the middle so the edges would remain off the background creating shadows to give it depth. In Photoshop, I added brush strokes with no color to retain the original color of the folder. The lens was a Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED (an extremely sharp lens) at a distance of 2 ft. There were 2 Elinchom EL500 strobe lights with 10° grids on either side at 45° angles, 2.5 ft. from the subject, but I didn’t use flash. I shot with the incandescent modeling lamps only to add warmth to the manila.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument 2, Arizona

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This image was taken in spring, 1995. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that ex-president Donald J. Trump bulldozed a huge swath of earth the length of the southern border of this beautiful Monument to erect a wall. Possibly the ugliest wall ever built, in sight and intention.

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Rock Face, Pinnacles National Monument, California

Rock Face, Pinnacles NM

Rock Face, Pinnacles National Monument, California

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Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

The Queen of the Night cactus blooms at night once a year. This one was on my patio in Studio City, CA. The flower lasted for three nights. I made the capture on the second night with a Mamiya 67 Pro ll on Fuji Velvia 50.

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

North Carolina Tobacco Barn

North Carolina Tobacco Bar

North Carolina Tobacco Barn

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Fortnight Lily Noir

Jellyfish

Jellyfish, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Jellyfish, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

A beautiful day with my grandchildren at Aquarium of the Pacific, and lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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