Photography by Ian L. Sitren

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Bye Bye

Metrolink train leaving the station. From a Photo Excursion in Riverside California.


Metrolink Train At The Station

A Metrolink train at the station in Riverside California. From a Photo Excursion yesterday.


Train Going By

Some freight train action today on a photo excursion.


Union Pacific Parade Of Colors

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.


Banana Museum T-Shirt

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

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.

A Southwest passenger jet landing in Palm Springs California

Typewriters

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.

A typewriter on an old wood desk in Pioneertown.

Ashley

I do love photographing beautiful women. I have photographed my buddy Ashley a few times. Waiting and watching something going on here.


What Does It Say?

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.

Trash, graffiti on an abandoned billboard, and the Casino Morongo along a freeway frontage road in Cabazon CA.


Billboards

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.


Economical

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.


Trains

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.


With Her Shadow

Model Aristodeme in a coat with her shadow. Nothing else. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Manzanar Fire Department

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.

Fire engine at the Manzanar Internment Camp Fire Department.

Mustang And Model T’s

Visitors yesterday at the Palm Springs Air Museum.


Military Flights At Palm Springs

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.


Dinosaurs Pink & Xmas

The Cabazon dinosaurs, one freshly pink and the other still in Christmas attire. Photo excursion yesterday from Palm Springs to Fontana California.


Photography Beginnings

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.


Cold Moon 2020

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.


Art Bombay Beach

A Christmas holiday photo excursion to Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.


Half Moon

Half Moon on the evening of the Winter Solstice 2020. Fujifilm X-H1 camera and XF100-400 lens.


Chair At Roy’s Motel

Roy’s Motel along old Route 66 in Amboy California. From one of my photo excursions.


Goat Canyon Trestle

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.

The largest all wood trestle bridge in the world. Built in 1933. Photographed from an airplane.

Stop

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.