Some freight train action today on a photo excursion.
So very colorful. A long train to watch but worth it for the view and sound. Video shot near Cabazon California just this morning. Fujifilm X-H1 camera.
I had forgot I had this. Purchased at the International Banana Museum at the Salton Sea. This enticing banana is the entire back so it really stands out. A smaller one on the front. Funny how it would likely be banned on Facebook and Instagram.
Southwest has been flying in and out of Palm Springs now. Actually quite a few flights and they sure are colorful. Photographed during a meet up with some of my photographer friends.
How many of you remember using a typewriter. Not as old as this one but I sure did. Like film cameras and vinyl records, I understand that typewriters are also making a comeback. I photographed this one on film to be appropriate. Found in Pioneertown California.
I do love photographing beautiful women. I have photographed my buddy Ashley a few times. Waiting and watching something going on here.
Just something you would drive by and ignore. Trash, graffiti on an abandoned billboard, and in the distance a high rise casino resort. As a scene what does it say? From a photo excursion.
Somehow when you see the billboards in their entirety and location, it negates the message. On the frontage road along the 10 Freeway near Cabazon on the way to Palm Springs.
When shooting film, I have learned that it is more economical to photograph with two models at the same time. I will have to remember to do that more often.
I do also like photographing trains. I will have to do that more often. This was in Tucson on a multi-day photo excursion. Fujifilm X-Series camera using the Velvia film emulation.
January 6th has become a historic date for many wrong reasons. This year January 6th 2021 I was at home. January 6th 2017 I was at the World War II Manzanar Internment Camp on a multi-day Death Valley photo excursion. Photographed with a Hasselblad digital camera system.
Actually we do get a lot of military aircraft at Palm Springs. There were a few C-130’s on hand today. I was on the ramp running flights at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
The Cabazon dinosaurs, one freshly pink and the other still in Christmas attire. Photo excursion yesterday from Palm Springs to Fontana California.
The beginnings of my photography has it’s roots in my interest in Astronomy. In 1964 I became a member of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, founded in 1889. I had built my own 8 inch reflector telescope on an equatorial mount and used a 35mm Miranda camera to shoot through it. Coming full circle I am now interested in Astrophotography again.
The last full Moon of the year 2020, photographed December 29. Known as the “Cold Moon” because it occurs in the Winter of December. The camera was a Fujifilm X-H1 and the XF100-400 lens.
A Christmas holiday photo excursion to Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.
Half Moon on the evening of the Winter Solstice 2020. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and XF100-400 lens.
Roy’s Motel along old Route 66 in Amboy California. From one of my photo excursions.
A different kind of photo excursion. Flew down to see the Trestle Bridge in Goat Canyon, south of the Salton Sea near the Mexican border. The world’s largest all wood trestle and built in 1933. Photographed with my Fujifilm X-T3 camera and Fujifilm 50-140mm lens.
There also is no control tower. I guess don’t play on the runway as well. The “airport” at Quartzsite Arizona from a photo excursion.