Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “photo excursion

Mailbox Danger

Best to not pick up the mail in the dark. Art installation at Bombay Beach at the Salton Sea.


Free Can Soda

At first I was just intrigued by the sign. Then the simple old look, run-down, of the restaurant drive-in itself in such a nondescript location. How many places like this exist without ever being seen as we drive by.

I “Googled” the place when I got home. Not to my surprise I found that it has rave reviews about it’s food. Actually I found no shortage of little places like this on the maps of where we were out on a Photo Excursion in the Jurupa Valley area in Southern California. El Colima Mexican Grill.

The El Colima Mexican Grill Drive-In and roadside sign.

George’s Drive-In

On Photo Excursions we always look for great places to eat that are not the usual we see in the year 2021 now. George’s Drive-In in Riverside on our Jurupa Valley Southern California excursion. A family roadside stop since 1974. Huge menu, food serving sizes off the scale and just great. If you are on some kind of diet, just forget it. You need the experience of eating this food!


Tea And Mufflers

For those days when you would like to have a soothing afternoon tea with friends while getting your muffler swapped out. On a Photo Excursion in Jurupa Valley, Southern California.


EAT

A scene that would seem otherwise mundane but for an interesting sign. As the Sun was setting in Cabazon California. On a Photo Excursion.


Burger King

Sometimes I find what we take for granted or just overlook can make for interesting photographs. Burger King in Cabazon California on a Photo Excursion.


Bye Bye

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


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.


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.


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.

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.


Art Bombay Beach

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


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.


Give Way To Aircraft

Photo Excursion to Quartzsite Arizona. More photographs to follow.


Badwater Walking Dead

The “Walking Dead” in Death Valley. Actually tourists at Badwater Basin, 282 feet below sea level. On one of my photo excursions. Photographed with a Hasselblad digital camera system.

Death Valley Photo Excursion. Tourists at Badwater Basin. 282 feet below sea level.


They Use Sign Language

From one of my photo excursions…

Road sign in Wonder Valley California

Coming Up Tuesday

Coming up on this Tuesday August 11th at 1:00pm PST you will find me “Chatting With Sherri”. On BlogTalkRadio with downloads reaching over one million! At http://tobtr.com/11788122
 
Discussing where I have been in photography and where I am going, especially considering our current Covid-19 limitations. And my future long term project about the Yiddish Theatre in the early 20th Century.
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Chatting With Sherri With Me

My third “appearance” with “Chatting With Sherri”. Some of her broadcasts reach over one million downloads! August 11th at 1:00pm at http://tobtr.com/11788122 Thanks!

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back multi-talented photographer; Ian L. Sitren!

Ian L Sitren is a multi-talented photographer. He creates amazing pictures of athletes, models, actors and aircraft! “As a little boy I used to build military aircraft models and hang them from the ceiling in my room. Now I get to photograph them and fly in historic and military airplanes from World War II and many others.”

“My project about the Yiddish Theatre has it’s beginning with my own family. Uncle Izzy as he was known in our family, was one of the pioneers of the Yiddish Theatre along 2nd Avenue in New York City along with the famous Maurice Schwartz. The impact of the Yiddish Theatre through the Century and today reaches from Edward G. Robinson, Irving Berlin, and even Marlon Brando and so very much more. Indeed without the Yiddish Theatre even “Apocalypse Now” may never have been the motion picture it became.”

“Photo excursions started out a few years ago with me just looking for interesting shoot locations. Then a couple of my friends wanted to come along so they became road trips for the purpose of finding the odd and unusual. One of the guys in our group does paintings from his photographs and is now in galleries here in Southern California and Montana and has been in number of prestigious art shows. Another of our group has also been successful in art shows with his photographs, here and abroad. Art Patron Magazine last year did a story about our photo excursions.”


Grafitti At Rock-A-Hoola

Some examples of the graffiti at Rock-A-Hoola, an abandoned waterpark east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert.

From a photo excursion in June 2018. Camera was a Fujifilm X-T1 using the Velvia film simulation. Lens was the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f/2.8.

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert


Rock-A-Hoola

Rock-A-Hoola, an abandoned waterpark, east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert. Built as a private resort in the 1950’s, opened to the public in 1962. Renovated and re-opened in 1998. In 1999 an employee using one of the slides into a partially empty pool became a paraplegic and was awarded $4.4 million in a payout. After various owners it closed for good in 2004.

From a photo excursion in June 2018. Camera was a Fujifilm X-T1 using the Velvia film simulation. Lens was the Fujifilm XF 16-55 f/2.8.

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert

Rock-A-Hoola

Abandoned waterpark in the Mojave Desert


Photo Excursion Old Downtowns

A photo excursion on May 29th. Scenes and places we would often overlook, like a cleaners that many decades ago was the police station. This is the second half of this excursion exploring through old downtown areas. I have been doing photo excursions for a few years now. Others who have joined with me have been successful in their art of photography, painting and printing their works. This series shot on my Fujifilm X-T3 and XF16-55mm F2.8 lens.

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