I made this photograph with my Panasonic Lumix G1 nearly two years ago. I still haven’t decided if Fishlips Sushi is one of the worst business names ever or if it is pure… Continue reading

’76 Husqvarna 250 WR

This 1976 Husqvarna 250 WR is yet another bike owned and lovingly restored to running condition by Fritz Harmon. My grandson and I were wandering around the parking lot behind Tuxies during the… Continue reading

Motorcycles and Coffee

These photographs of motorcycles were taken during two visits to the Cars and Coffee show in Irvine, California, with a Nikon N90s loaded with Kentmere 100 film. Cars and Coffee is very motorcycle-friendly… Continue reading

A Corvette Mystery

I’m drawn to the Corvettes manufactured between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s because of their looks. The only automobiles that look better to me are the Jaguar XKs, the 120s, 140s, and 150s. I’ll… Continue reading

Big Brother Is Watching

It is no surprise to me* that government agencies are watching and logging our private communications and thereby violating our rights. This is nothing new. Government surveillance of citizens has been going on… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee Again

It seemed that it would be a “one tank” ride: Meet at an off-ramp in Corona, ride to Irvine for the Cars and Coffee show at 6:00 am, then return to the Inland… Continue reading

The Tripod Guy

He’s everywhere. There’s always at least one iteration of him at any major event. Like a shape shifter or a facedancer, he looks like different people at different times. During this event there… Continue reading

Another Kentmere 100 Review

As far as I know Harmon Technologies, the mother company of both Kentmere and Ilford, does not know I exist and there is no particular reason that I should appear on their corporate… Continue reading

A Visual Explanation

This photograph of a Porsche 550 Spyder provides a visual explanation why dips in the road on Highway 466 may have contributed to the collision of James Dean’s Spyder Porsche, named “Little Bastard”,… Continue reading

Along The Coast

The cloud cover of the last few mornings reminds me that it is June again, and all that implies. This time of year, our mornings are always misted, covered by a marine layer… Continue reading

Going Postal

For nearly three weeks, Derek Wong, the author/photographer of Straight, No Chaser, has been waiting for his Portra to be returned to him from the lab that developed it. In a recent message… Continue reading


Sometimes I think I’m likely to vomit the next time I spot an article whose headline indicates that it is yet another “Color versus Monochrome (Black and White)” or “Film versus Digital” exposition.… Continue reading


Nikon D200, f/13, 1/10 Second, ISO 160, 48 mm Focal Length, – 1.3 Exposure Bias.

Cloud Cover

This photograph was taken at Sycamore Canyon, Riverside, California. I used a Nikon FG and Kentmere 100 Film.

Lower Colorado Desert

At 4:30 am on Saturday morning I was suddenly awake, up, and moving. While I stoked the coffee pot, I was struck by the sudden urge to fire up the Road Star and… Continue reading

Pentax IQZoom 835 Test Frames

To test the Pentax camera mentioned in the previous post, New (to me) Pentax IQZoom 835, I loaded a 24-frame roll of Ultrafine Extreme 400. The photos from that test roll shown here… Continue reading

New (to me) Pentax IQZoom 835

My trip to the grocery store started out innocently enough. I was on a mission to acquire more Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. It seems that there is a Dunkin’ Donuts within a short drive… Continue reading

Proof Sheet

During the years when I was shooting large amounts of digital photographs, I decided to get in the practice of culling out the many photographs that were duplicate frames or crap. After uploading… Continue reading

A Mt. Rubidoux Gallery

All of the photographs in this gallery were made while hiking on Riverside, California’s Mt. Rubidoux. They were made with various digital cameras. As always, click on a photograph to view the larger… Continue reading


Saturday, May 25, was the first time all of my grandchildren were in the same place at the same time. I’d been looking forward to that event for several months, so I was… Continue reading


Nikon N90s, Nikon 5omm Lens, Ultrafine Extreme 400 Film.

Waiting For The Big One

Mike Harmon sent me an email message a few days before. He was thinking about riding up to Parkfield, California and back in a single day. He said that Parkfield was sited on… Continue reading

James Dean Memorial Junction

Ordinarily, I dislike it when people are memorialized on highways. You probably know what I mean: “The Officer James Smoot Memorial Highway”. The way I see it, it is a who cares proposition… Continue reading

Analog Journey

Strictly speaking, this article is only concerned with an extremely thin slice of time during my analog journey. Some years ago, after shooting digital for a decade, I began to feel that I… Continue reading

Ready To Ride

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01.

Brautigan Motocross

The photographs shown here were warped. Wonky in a similar manner to the literature of Richard Brautigan or Kurt Vonnegut. I was reading one of Richard Brautigan’s books this morning. That is a… Continue reading

Random Gallery

The photographs in this post are from a directory on my hard drive titled “Random Gallery”. I haven’t added photos to that directory for some time, so they are older photos. With only… Continue reading

1957 Ford Thunderbird

Photographs of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird made at Tuxies Cruise Night with a Nikon N90s and Kentmere 100 Film. Click on one of the above photos to see them in gallery view.  

Capitol Reef

Capitol Reef, Utah, USA. Nikon D200 and Nikon 18mm-105mm VR Lens. This photograph was made in 2009 during a motorcycling trip throughout California, Arizona, and Utah. Because I was camping every second night,… Continue reading

A Mid-Spring Ride

A View of the Mojave Desert from Route 2 in the San Gabriel Mountains. At 159 miles round-trip, a ride to Newcomb’s Ranch on California Route 2, the Angeles Crest Highway, is not… Continue reading

Fujica Compact Deluxe

I eyeballed this Fujica Compact Deluxe for several weeks before buying it from Dan Kagle at The Darkroom @ Division 9. Introduced in 1967, the Compact Deluxe has a Fujinon f/1.8 lens, shutter… Continue reading

Lone Pine Canyon Road

I’m getting ready for today’s group motorcycle ride through the Angeles Mountains so I keep thinking about this photograph, made some years ago on Lone Pine Canyon Road with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01.… Continue reading

What’s In There?

Meerkat photograph made at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1.

Who, Me?

Nikon D200. July 3, 2010.

Palm Springs View

This photograph is a view of one of our favorite places, the courtyard and pool area of the motel where Lisa and I stay when we go to Palm Springs. This was made… Continue reading

The May 8th Rant

I originally titled this post “WTF?”, then decided to clean it up a bit (at least the title), but that information tells you what I really thought about this at the time. After… Continue reading

Show and Go 2013

On Saturday morning Lisa and I headed to downtown Riverside for the annual Show and Go car show. We started the day off with the pancake breakfast served up by the local Rotary… Continue reading

The Hot Rods

This one is for Edwina, the author of re:retro, who likes Hot Rods. These photos are from the 2013 annual Show and Go car show held in Riverside, California. Keep in mind that… Continue reading

The Corvettes

A beauty. And the car doesn’t look bad, either. Shot with a Panasonic Lumix G1 M 4/3 camera. On Saturday morning I went over to the “Digital Darkside“: Rather than taking one or… Continue reading

A Yosemite Ride

Above: View of Yosemite Valley from the west. From the pullout immediately east of the Wawona Tunnel. Yashica Mat 124, Fuji Neopan Acros 120 Film. As always, click on a photo to view… Continue reading