Chrome and Trees

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm manual focus lens, Kentmere 100 Film. Advertisements


This photograph was made on March 15, 2013 using Kentmere 400, a film that I have verbally abused in previous posts. I needed the fast film to shoot in The Darkroom @ Division… Continue reading

Opening Reception: The Darkroom

On Friday night (March 15), The Darkroom @ Division 9, in Riverside, California, held an Opening Reception. I loaded the Nikon with my last roll of Kentmere 400 because I knew I would… Continue reading

Mirror, Blonde

Mimi’s Cafe, Corona, California. Nikon N90s, Kentmere 100 Film.

A March Rising

It took me a while to get in sync with the new (and completely unnecessary) time change. It was a week or so before my internal clock recalibrated.  But this morning I woke clear… Continue reading


Mimi’s Cafe, Corona, California. Nikon N90s, Kentmere 100 Film.

Bug Suicide Facilitation Device

Nikon N90s, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, Kentmere 100 film.

A Quick Canyon Ride

A freight train in San Timoteo Canyon. Made with a Canon PowerShot A400. Before the ride through San Timoteo Canyon, I had adjusted the valves on the Road Star many (many) days before,… Continue reading

Hood Ornaments

With the exception of the black and white photo, which was made with a Nikon N90s on Kentmere 100 film, these photographs were made with a Panasonic Lumix FX01. I included the monochrome… Continue reading

Mist and Mono

This photograph was made from the roadside on Route 395 during a motorcycle trip to the State of Washington and back. Route 395 runs north from Southern California, through a slice of Nevada,… Continue reading

A Good Day for Fishing

This photograph was taken at Mono Lake, California, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a Nikon D200. 

1962 Corvette

This 1962 Corvette was at the Riverwalk Car Show in Riverside, California on March 2, 2013. I was shooting with a Nikon N90s and 50mm lens. It was a small show with around… Continue reading

The Darkroom @ Division 9

This post is for local film shooters. There is a new source for film cameras and accessories, 35mm and 120 film, film processing, print processing materials, darkroom rentals, and film workshops in the… Continue reading

Classic Cars

I’ve been drifting away from my original intent. When I started writing this blog four years ago, I intended it to be primarily about motorcycling with a bit about photography here and there.… Continue reading

1938 Packard 8

This 4-door Touring Sedan is a 1938 Packard 8. The engine is a 283 cu. in. in-line 8 cylinder flathead. The base price was $1,540.00. The side mounted spare tires were an option on this… Continue reading


The Chevrolet shown here was at the Law’s Show and Shine on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Law’s is a Bar/Restaurant in Riverside, California. I used my second Nikon N90s, a Nikon f/1.8 50mm… Continue reading

Tractor or Human Being?

This is a photograph of a tractor. It is an object. The photograph was made by a photographer. The photographer is a human being. A tractor cannot be a human being. A human… Continue reading

Transportation Anxiety

There have been events in this lifetime that have caused me some extreme anxiety; making the decision to leave my first wife, watching my brother die over a period of months, etc. Transportation… Continue reading

Climbing Rock

Rock climbers talk before making an ascent at a popular climbing area in Joshua Tree National Monument. Photograph made with a Nikon D200.


Though it appears to be one continuous ridgeline, this photograph is actually of two; Box Springs Mountain on the left and Mt. San Jacinto in the center. Box Springs Mountain was 4.5 miles… Continue reading

Coconino View

View to the north toward the Navajo Indian Reservation from Route 89 in the Coconino Mountains north of Flagstaff, AZ. Photo made with a Nikon D200.

Two Rocks

Made shortly after sunrise with a Nikon D200 in Joshua Tree National Monument.


These dashboard photos are not what I seek out when I go to car shows, but I sometimes stick the lens in an open window and shoot the dashboard and nearby interior. The… Continue reading


Nikon N90s, 28mm lens, Kentmere 100 film.


Sorry if you were expecting a post about helmets. This has little to do with helmets. A recent photograph making the rounds on the internet showed a young man wearing a baseball cap… Continue reading

River Runs Through It

View of the Santa Ana river bottom from Mount Rubidoux, Riverside, California. Nikon D200.

1933 Matchless Silver Hawk

The Matchless Silver Hawk was created during the Great Depression. Although finances were tight, Bert, Harry and Charlie Collier wanted to incorporate cutting edge technologies in the new Matchless luxury models. Single cylinder… Continue reading

St. Valentine Car Show

The St. Valentine Car Show was held in the parking lot of a Chik-Fil-A restaurant in Corona, California on Saturday, 18 February, 2013. I took my “replacement” Nikon FG loaded with 100 speed… Continue reading

1913 Indian

A 1913 Indian. Photo shows the original paint, 100 years later. Going to the St. Valentine Car Show yesterday in Corona, California, was a good way to spend a couple hours, but my… Continue reading

The Unexpected

Road Star in the Rocky Mountains. Though it was late May, I had to stop periodically to warm my hands up. A few years back when I returned home from a three-day motorcycle… Continue reading


Photograph made with a Panasonic Lumix G1. No post-processing was applied. Sometimes, when I’m just “playing” with the Micro 4/3 camera, I set it to one of the black and white modes. For… Continue reading

Car Show Argument

I’m in the midst of an internal argument about what two cameras to take to a couple of car shows this weekend. There’s a Cruise Night scheduled at a restaurant in Riverside on… Continue reading

California Winter

The photograph above of a familiar model, one of our three granddaughters, was taken by her mother late on Friday, February 2, 2013 in Yucaipa, California. At an elevation of 3,000 feet, their… Continue reading

A Depot

This Mission Revival style train depot in the City of Riverside was originally built in 1904 by the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad. The railroad, affiliated with Union Pacific from the… Continue reading

Disappearing Neon

Last Saturday the usual suspects met at our standard ride jump-off point in Riverside, a Chevron gas (fueling) station before heading toward Corona. We rarely ride to a city. They are not what… Continue reading

February Interior

Nikon FG, Nikon 50mm lens, Kodak Gold 100 film.

1934 Ariel Square Four

Making it’s first appearance at a London show in 1930, the Ariel Square Four was something of a sensation and it remained in production for over a quarter-century. The initial offering, the 4F/5,… Continue reading

One Half of a Haircut

I originally thought I’d title this The Haircut War, which sounds a bit ridiculous. It is more than a little silly, but it is also a catchy title. It sounds better than a more truthful… Continue reading

Hub and Spokes

Nikon FG, Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens, Kentmere 100 35mm film. Made at the California Citrus State Historical Park in Riverside, California.

Railroad Art

10-2-2010. Nikon D200. f/22, 1/2 second, ISO 1,000.