Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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What’s Up Doc?

The World War II C-47 “What’s Up Doc?” from the Palm Springs Air Museum. Likely I have flown in this aircraft somewhere around a couple of hundred times or more. This when we were doing ride flights with Hangar 24 Brewery & Taproom at the Redlands Airport. Great fun! Thanks!




A scene from the motion picture “Battleship” which takes place at the end of the movie on the Battleship Missouri. A cool memory, I have stood right there on the Missouri before it was decommissioned to become a museum.

A very special tour for just a very few. We were not allowed cameras or cellphones (which did not have cameras in them back then anyway).


A Very Sad Commentary Commemorating the Holocaust

A very sad commentary on what has become of the USA on “Days of Remembrance” as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

Established by the United States Congress “Days of Remembrance” is commemorated today Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Observances and remembrance activities occur nationwide between Sunday, April 19, and Sunday, April 26.

Some 63% of respondents said they’re less safe than they were a decade ago.

Source: More than half of American Jews have seen or experienced anti-Semitism in recent years, ADL finds – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Yom Kippur Observed In New York

Flying In A B-25

Flying in the nose of a World War II B-25 Mitchell bomber over the Salton Sea. Today April 18th is the anniversary of the Doolittle Raid On Tokyo in 1942. Sixteen B-25’s flew off the deck of the USS Hornet as the first retaliation for the attack on Pearl Harbor. Of the 80 crew members, 77 survived the mission. Eight airmen were captured by the Japanese Army in China; three were later executed.

Video from a hat mounted GoPro as I shot video and photos with my iPhone and a Fujifilm X-Series camera.

We were headed for a Veterans Day flyover at the Glamis Sand Dunes with other World War II aircraft. I was texting our location and timing and also doing social media posts.

Also somewhat of a video self; you can see my reflection on the iPhone.

The B-25 “Executive Sweet” from the American Aeronautical Foundation. That day flying out of the Palm Springs Air Museum.

Pirelli Calendar April 2006

One of the Pirelli Calendars I have hanging in my office. Two pages per month and this is April from 2006. What makes it really fun is that I have an original video created during the entire shoot. But below is a segment from the shooting of this scene. Check it out!

Pirelli April 2006

Palms In The Wind

While it was still raining all around Southern California, here in Palm Springs it was clear and windy. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and XF100-400mm lens. Sheltering in place.

Snow And Palms

The other day after the rains. The view of the mountains through the Palm Trees here in Palm Springs. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and XF100-400mm lens. Sheltering in place.

Snow Palms