Friday, April 17, 2015

Vineyard Martinez California

This is a vineyard in Martinez near the John Muir House.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Randy's Donuts

This is Randy's Donuts in Inglewood California on Route 66. It was built in 1953 as a second location of the Big Donut chain that is now defunct. Although several locations still exist under the names Kindle's Donuts, Donut King II, Dale's Donuts and Bellflower Bagels. Randy's Donuts has been featured in many movies and music videos. It was in the movies Get Shorty, Ironman 2 it also was in Randy Newman's video I Love La, the Red Hot Chili Peppers video Californication (although it is missing the R) it also has been in video games as well as many other videos and movies.

If you look at the blue paint at the lower right you will notice rubber left over from the filming of Ken Block's movie Gymkhana 7. Here is a clip from the movie featuring Randy's Donuts. Here is a film of the filming of and production Gymkhana 7.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Crystal and James

Here are a couple of shots I took of Crystal and James for their engagement a couple of weeks ago at Heather Farms Park. We couldn't of pricked a better day for the fall foliage.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Down But Not Forgotten

This shot is part of an idea I had when I saw this gorge full of discarded cars and trash. I went on a hike with my daughter and saw this gorge but did not have my camera with me. The next year we returned with plans of crossing the river but the run off from Lake Chelan was quite intense compared to the same time the year before. The year before we could have walked across the river to get to the gorge. The images below show what we were up against, I had to come up with another idea if I wanted to get there. So as I left with an unsuccessful attempt to get to the gorge I kept my eyes open and noticed a piece of property on the other side of the river with a dirt road leading to it. So the next day we searched for the road and hiked down the river bank on large boulders not sure if we could even get there. As I hiked I kept in mind our safety and hoped we could hike without causing an avalanche. When we got there and I was shooting my leg sunk into the rocks causing my foot to get buried and scraped the side of my ankle. I had an idea of shooting up the gorge and making the cars look like a modern art sculpture but that idea did not work. I have a few more shots I am working on from this shoot.

This is a shot from the hike on the first day. The year before we could have walked across the river.

Everything including the kitchen sink. I can not imagine seeing this view and thinking this would be a great place to dump my trash. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cowboy Car

I saw this 1936 Chevrolet Standard at the 2014 Summer Fest in Antioch. With the guns and skull with horns made me think of Roy Rogers     Pontiac Bonneville customized by Nudie Cohn.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Banjo Creek Farms Revisited

I have shot Banjo Creek Farms in winter in the post Banjo Creek Farms. Here is a shot during the summer. I like to visit the same place at different times of the year to shoot a completely different feel, like the post This Old House would not be the same at any other time of the year. Not that you can't get a good shot during a different time of year just a different feel. 

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