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Glimpses of S. Pas.


When the city sleeps…

When the city sleeps…

As I was adjusting the camera settings and setting up my tripod to shoot an isolated night image of the Station Lofts, I heard the faint but unmistakable sound of Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams playing somewhere nearby. Then, this guy walked into the shot. Nice touch, serendipity! Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Settings: Part 16

Settings: Part 16

Oh, be careful now my little noir babies… I’ve been traipsing around after reasonable bedtimes, capturing shadowy possibilities and twinkly lights on cracked pavement that is so very like the broken dreams of those who just might be lurking in the darkness. Who are they? What are they doing there? Are they just figments of [...]

After Dark

After Dark

Why do I love prowling around South Pasadena at night with a camera? Because even the Rite Aid parking lot looks pretty when lit by dappled moonlight and streetlamps… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Classic Stories

Classic Stories

South Pasadena’s historic old mansions exude a kind of early 20th Century literary quality. Can you sense it? There is a narrative to these homes. They read like pages out of America’s personal memoir. Or maybe I just tend to romanticize things. Still, it’s hard not to think of The Great Gatsby when I look [...]

Sunset over the 110 Freeway

Sunset over the 110 Freeway

I stopped along Arroyo Drive the other night to take in the view… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

"Streets that follow like a tedious argument…"

"Streets that follow like a tedious argument…"

Don’t ask me why, but T.S. Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock came to mind when I was taking this picture. These lines, actually: Let us go then, you and I,When the evening is spread out against the skyLike a patient etherized upon a table;Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,The muttering retreatsOf restless [...]

Perfect Match

Perfect Match

Chance is a great art director. (Either that, or this guy really strives to blend in!) Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Paying Attention…

Paying Attention…

I pass this fire hydrant a lot. It’s on the sidewalk near Orange Grove Park. You might just walk right by and never notice the Tiffany box blue top, flecked with rust and age (and stories, no doubt, because all old things have stories) and even if you noticed, you might not really look at [...]

Poesy

Poesy

The late afternoon light that falls on the earth this time of year makes ordinary things appear magical. When I saw this glowing palm frond, I grabbed my camera. I kept thinking, there should be a poem to accompany this… it really needs a poem… But the more I looked at it the more I [...]

Smoke World

Smoke World

The good news? Finally, a number other than 5%. As I write this shortly after midnight, authorities claim the Station Fire is 22% contained. Sure, that could change on a dime, and a 120,000+ acre wildfire that is 78% uncontained is still terrifying, but we’ll all take what we can get. The bad news? Smoke. [...]

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