A photo excursion on May 29th. Scenes and places we would often overlook. 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.
My buddy Dennis Johnson and myself cancelled a photo excursion that was scheduled for the day the Shelter In Place went into effect back in March. And here on the day it was lifting we did do a photo excursion. Photographs here on my Blog this coming week. We were both shooting Fujifilm X-Series cameras.
I have found a great place to “Shelter In Place” with an ocean view and still travel. Well maybe not. A Soviet Navy B-39 Submarine, the largest conventionally powered submarine ever built. Likely this one stalked U.S. Navy vessels out of San Diego.
This submarine and our current times reminds me of the 1959 motion picture “On The Beach” directed by Stanley Kramer. It takes place during the aftermath of a nuclear war. A tremendous motion picture with an all-star cast. However the similarities to today are somewhat discomforting.
Congratulations to my friend Dennis Johnson. From our photo excursion to Yermo a few months ago…
“Thank you to American Society of Railway Artists and The Railroad Tourist for posting my recent painting, “Yermo”. The painting of several box cars, inspired by a photo excursion to the Union Pacific Rail Yard in Yermo, CA in February. Painting specifications: Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″.”
I miss being out and meeting new friends. Sheltering in place. A photo of a photo on the wall, Lute’s Casino Restaurant, Yuma AZ.
Honestly we were not looking for this when we pulled off the freeway. An amazingly remote place for it. We were actually looking for a still standing Muffler Man. And we did find it. We found a few on that trip. Do you know the Muffler Man? Check it out here… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muffler_Men On one of my photo excursions.
Should I? On one of my road trip photo excursions.
The interior of this hangar is a work of art. Reminds me of the complex mathematically inspired lithographs by Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (June 17 1898 – March 27 1972).
This is at the Barstow-Daggett Airport originally built in 1933. During World War II it became home for A-20 Havoc bombers and P-38 Lightnings. Eventually taken over by the Fourth Air Force tasked as air defense for the Western United States. Now maintained by the County of San Bernardino.
From a recent photo excursion and photographed on a Fujifilm X-H1 camera with the Fujifilm XF16-55mm f2.8 lens.
The Salton Sea was once one of the biggest attractions in the country. A billboard at the road in to Bombay Beach.
My attempt at a selfie on a photo excursion last week.
At the Dagget Garage built in the 1880’s in the Borax area as a locomotive repair roundhouse. Moved by a 20-mule-team to the Waterloo Mill and Mine in 1896. Then moved to it’s current location in Daggett California in 1912.
Served as an auto repair shop on old Route 66 until World War II when it became a mess hall for troops guarding nearby railroad bridges.
I am an artist! Well I am in the latest issue of Art Patron magazine anyway. Along with my two buddies, Dennis Johnson and Hunter Johnson. (No they are not related)
A two page story with our photographs and art works from our photo excursions. Very Fun! The magazine is distributed in galleries and museums. Take a look at the full magazine here in the online edition… http://bit.ly/31xlUPs
I love this woman and the scene and the entire design! A resort that once was “away” from the big city. Not in Palm Springs but in Southern California. Anyone want to guess where this is from? I was there on Monday.
Now I know where it is… Old roadside sign in Yermo CA. On a photo excursion last week.
I am guessing they don’t take Apple Pay. On a photo excursion on Old Hwy 58 Southwest of Barstow CA.
Met this great model on a photo excursion yesterday. Never talked too much at all, but can really strike a pose and has an amazing sense of style.
Been so busy lately and not keeping up with my blogging. So I am just starting here from yesterday. One of the stops on this photo excursion was Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner in Yermo CA. An original Route 66 roadside stop built in 1954.
Got there just in time to scare off the ghost before he or she drove away. Photo excursion this morning in Joshua Tree National Park.
Hey Everyone! My buddies at the Sun Runner newspaper are taking you on a great trip on Route 66. You can spend a lot of time trying to figure out where to go and what to do on a trip like this and still miss so very much. Spend the few bucks and grab your cameras and get onboard for a fun and interesting journey unlike any other. As is said in my all time favorite ad slogan… “Just Do It”!
You have been seeing a lot of my aviation photography mixed in with my bodybuilding and fitness, as well as my edgy lifestyle photo shoots and photo excursions. It goes back to when I was 9 years old and taking pictures of my model trains. At 12 I was shooting through my telescopes at the skies. My bodybuilding and weight lifting started at age 12 too. Building model airplanes as a kid and then getting in the airplanes. My interests along the way have always been accompanied by my photography or driven by it. Anyway some were asking, so I thought I might say something here about it all. Thanks!
On photo excursions we keep an eye out for old abandoned signs, unusual times gone past buildings and other oddities of Americana. Heading towards Tucson, the sun setting, we pulled off the freeway in the middle of nowhere to photograph an old restaurant sign and such. Darkness and an unmarked rough road and what is there on the way… The “Lion’s Den Adult Superstore for women, men and couples!”. On the edge of the Picacho Peak State Park with a Civil War battlefield. I guess unique to Arizona perhaps? Note the Saguaro Cactus all over the hillside.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” Sadly only a photo on the wall and not actually at the counter. On a photo excursion and stopping for food at Lutes Casino in Yuma Arizona.
My kind of stop for food on a road trip! This ain’t no Olive Garden LOL! Lutes Casino in Yuma Arizona.
Out on a photo excursion last few days. No I did not bring them with me. They are just a sand dunes mirage.