Happy 4th of July everyone. I’m glad to still be with you. For my followers, due to my vision I will be limiting my posting here to about once a month. For more frequent posts visit me at Longs Peak Journal.
Tag Archives: California
Santa Catalina Casino
First, let’s clarify the meaning of Casino. It really just means a gathering place, not a pace to gamble. ThenCasino At Santa Catalina Island is a music hall.
There are many interesting windows and doors. These are the two main entrances.
And the Ticket Window between the Main Doors.
And finally, the Back Door with a Tourist Guest:
Dear Blogger Friends, as you read this posting I will be returning from a Vision Evaluation at the Mayo Clinic. Long, long journey. You can catch on some of it Saturday when I post another ‘Through the Glass’ update.
Retrospective: Mission Santa Ines
And of course a Door because it is Thursday……The side entry photographed better than the Main Entrance. You may have noticed that this is Infrared.
Mission Santa Ines is located next to Solvang, California. It was founded in 1804. I was visiting a friend in Santa Barbara back in 2017 when I made this visit. I decided to use my Nikon-1, which was converted to full spectrum by KolariVision. I then used an IR filter to limit the exposure to Infrared.
Church was in session, so I wandered around outside and focussed my photography there. Obviously a full house with people standing in the doorway.
Views around the Courtyard, Above Left to Right: St Francis, Shrine to Santa Ines, Jesus.
Finally, below, the Cemetery:
I had the Nikon-1 converted after much frustration with IR-films. I do use IR-Sensitive Films and you’ll see some film tests coming soon.
Retrospectives are repostings of significant works from my old Photo Diary……….
And, some thought from yesterday’s Photo Diary on Windows and Walls……
A Thursday Door from Alcatraz
I have an earlier posting of this Door. See my complete posting of this Door here. Bringing it back now that I’ve joined the Thursday Doors Group……..And inspired by a post from Marla on the Move.
But I’ll give you an alternate view here:
From my Experimental Photography Days……….
A Walk on the Deck
And also another Thursday Door……..
From Santa Catalina Island:
See more from Catalina on My Photo Diary.
A Thursday Door from Long Beach
I’m more of a Window person, but this unusual elevator door in Long Beach caught my attention:
See more of last year’s trip to Long Beach and the Queen Mary here.
End of Year Updates and Plans for 2020
There will be a detailed post regarding next year’s plans appearing tomorrow. But feel free to check out my 2019 Summary and Plans for 2020 that have already posted on my Photo Diary as We sail into a Brighter, Happier and Healthier 2020!
Inspired By: The Littlest Holga
You can follow The Littlest Holga on Twitter (@Littlest_Holga). Probably the most successful thing I’ve ever done with on-line photography was sending a Purple Fluorescent Holga to @Givemeabiscuit (on Twitter) as part of my first EMULSIVE Secret Santa. Half serious and half a joke, Holga was at that time going out of business. So I thought it would be a good gift.
Now Littlest Holga travels the world making fun and fabulous images. Holga was my introduction to medium format during an Experimental Photography class in Monterey. I was so inspired by Holga that I chose to use it for my first 6 months of the 52 Rolls Project. So here are a few of my recent Holga Favorites…..
And Early Holgas from that Experimental Photography Class:
And an image made using the Fisheye lens gift that I received from my first Secret Santa…….
And Below….My Holga Panorama Pinhole……..