The Keene Cafe

So Tim Devantier and I were sitting at one of the picnic tables outside of the Keene Cafe, minding our own business and taking a break from the long ride home from our… Continue reading

Dogwood

This photograph of Dogwood blossoms was made in Yosemite Village in the parking lot of the Ahwahnee Hotel on April 27, 2013. I used a Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm lens, and Kentmere 100 black… Continue reading

More Twists and Turns

The latest news from Kodak should be something of a relief for my many analog photography friends. Kodak is on the verge of emerging from Chapter 11, and though it is selling off… Continue reading

In The Wind

I’m on the road today, riding back from Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. You can think of me as currently riding through the San Joaquin Valley, the Sierra Nevadas at… Continue reading

Cars and Coffee

These photographs were made at the Cars and Coffee event on Saturday, March 20, 2013, using my usual Nikon N90s and black and white film. I was attending the show with my son… Continue reading

Appearances

It is a phenomena I’ve noticed many times at public events: Carry and shoot with an obviously “real” camera and most people will get out of your frame or stop themselves from walking into your… Continue reading

Mountain Yucca

On Highway 74 between Palm Desert and Hemet, California, I had just entered the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation in the San Jacinto Mountains when repeated sightings of blooming Yucca plants made me pull… Continue reading

Beauty and Beauty (Beauty Driving Away)

Saturday morning I had just spied this beautiful 1961 Corvette among a herd of a couple hundred classic cars, when I noticed a beautiful woman walking into the frame I was visualizing of… Continue reading

A Quick Peek

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm Manual Lens, Kentmere 100 Film. 

1958 Jaguar XK 150

I find the early Jaguar XK sports cars, the 120, 140, and 150 models, to be objects of great beauty. In my eyes they are the equivalents of classic Indian Chiefs: the 150s… Continue reading

1934 Ford

This ’34 Ford was the first classic car that got my attention after I parked the bike at Tuxies Cruise Night. It was parked nearby and in my line of sight, but more… Continue reading

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

It is a trick question. My wife Lisa suggested that I write this post this morning after seeing the print. This is the first print I’ve made in my darkroom. I made it… Continue reading

1955 Ford Thunderbird

This ’55 Ford Thunderbird was featured on this site previously in a post titled, Thunderbird Reflections. I saw it both times at the Magnone’s Trattoria and Market Cars and Cappuccino show that is… Continue reading

Mission Galleria

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm Lens, Kentmere 100 Film.

Mamiya – 6: First Look

First, allow me to apologize for the crappy photos, which were taken with a digital point and shoot. This is a “new” camera for me: After enduring nearly twenty minutes of temptation, I… Continue reading

Cholla Blossom

The first photo contains actual Cholla blossoms. It seems odd that any plant would produce green blossoms. The second photo doesn’t show any blossoms. I shot the second because I liked the way… Continue reading

Trackback Experiment

I have changed the settings on this site to allow trackback links. That type of “comment” has been previously routed to my spam folder, in some cases with good reason. But I’d like… Continue reading

A Greeves Motorcycle

Greg “Fritz” Harmon (in BSA t-shirt) talks to a Cruise Night attendee about his Greeves motorcycle while his daughter relaxes in a folding chair. The yellow pickup looked familiar as I walked past… Continue reading

1928 Essex

This beautiful 1928 Essex was on display at Law’s Show and Shine on April 6, 2013. I talked to the owner, Reggie Higuera, for twenty minutes or so. The Essex, originally painted a deep… Continue reading

Joshua Tree Blooms

These photographs were made on April 9, 2013, in Joshua Tree National Park. After hearing about the unusual blooming of the majority of the Joshua Trees, Mike Harmon and I rode into* the… Continue reading

Cactus Blossoms

Joshua Tree National Park. Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm F/1.8 Manual Lens, Kodak Gold 100 Film. 

The Last of the Gold 100

The current status of Kodak’s Gold 100 35mm film is somewhat ambiguous. Adorama lists the film as “back ordered”. B&H lists it as “discontinued”. Though I didn’t do an extensive search, I can’t… Continue reading

Spring Break

I’m taking a few days off from this blog, because I believe it is healthy to do so periodically and it seems like the right time now. Check back here in a few… Continue reading

Faces

Back In The Saddle, Again…

The way I’ve been working with film is a hybrid process. I shoot film, develop it, then scan it for the digital images I use on the Web. For 35mm, I primarily shoot… Continue reading

Two-Tone Corvette

I had several other photographs of this car prepared for this blog post, but I liked this photo so much that I decided to run it by itself. This is another car that… Continue reading

1940 Ford Coupe

1940 Ford Coupe. Photographs made at the Magnone Trattoria & Market in Riverside, California with a Nikon N90s, 50mm prime lens, and Kentmere 100 film. I talked to the owner of this Ford… Continue reading

Walk With The Animals

The photographs in this post are from the annual Walk With The Animals event In Fairmount Park, Riverside, California, specifically the event held on March 16, 2013. The proceeds from the event benefit… Continue reading

Thunderbird Reflections

I have to go shoot a softball team today. With a digital camera. It is somewhat odd. The camera, a Nikon D200, is typically in my son’s possession, because it is the best… Continue reading

Arches

Photograph made at the Mission Inn, Riverside, California. Yashica Mat 124, Ilford Delta Pro 100 film.

Up A Tree

These photographs were made at Anza Narrows Park in Riverside. My grandson and I were out shooting with the Yashica Mat 124 loaded with Fuji Neopan Acros 100 film and using the Sunny… Continue reading

Cars and Cappuccino

Every Saturday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00, the Magnone Trattoria & Market in Riverside, California hosts a Cars and Cappuccino event. It is a small car show, with about 25 classic vehicles… Continue reading

Cousins

I didn’t have a roll of Ilford Delta 400 in the refrigerator, which is the film I prefer when I’m shooting in dim light. But I knew that I’d be going to my granddaughter’s… Continue reading

Santa Ana View

This photograph is a view of the landscape around the Santa Ana River, which flows through Riverside, California toward the Coastal Plain in Orange County. Though you can’t see the river itself, it… Continue reading

Orange and Luna

This photograph was made with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1. The orange tint in the sky is due to the streetlights of the city reflecting off the clouds. 

A Guest Post

I’ve never written a guest post for anyone else’s blog before, but Derek Wong, the author/photographer of Straight, No Chaser, and I have been in remote contact for a while, and I wrote… Continue reading

River City Lights

These photographs were made with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 from Mount Rubidoux in Riverside, California. For a few years I was in the habit of walking the mountain nearly every morning. I haven’t… Continue reading

Southwestern Views

My grandson and I were in the car driving across the city toward Fairmount Park, where we were going to shoot film with our SLRs. It would be the first roll of film… Continue reading

Pontiac Solstice

Yeah, I know it isn’t a Classic Car, but… I occasionally see this model of Pontiac around the city, but I’m always in traffic and can’t whip the camera out of the saddlebag… Continue reading

Dog Walk

Saturday, March 17, 2013, Fairmount Park, Riverside, California.