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Zen Monday: #123

Zen Monday: #123

photo by John Sandel It’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of [...]

WTF

WTF

The Hahamongna basin fills up with rain and silt every year. The Devil’s Gate Dam has a job to do–keep all that stuff from flooding Pasadena, South Pasadena and beyond. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Water Resources Division Flood Control District (LACDoPWWRDFCD for short) has a job to do, too–keep the dam [...]

Bug and Bokeh

Bug and Bokeh

A photographer who inspires me is Ibarionex Perello. He’s a student of light and color, a fantastic portraitist and an artist to his core. Ibarionex teaches photography at the high-tech high-fab Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He also teaches online via his hugely popular podcasts at The Candid Frame. He travels, lectures, leads [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 7

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 7

Pasadena’s City Hall is the centerpiece on our table, the hood ornament on our car, our Sunday hat. We like to flaunt it, take pictures of it, drive out of our way to go by it when we have out-of-towners in the car. “That? Oh, that’s City Hall.” We like it so much, in fact, [...]

Reliquary

Reliquary

Over at the Jackie Robinson Center they’ve got this very cool display about the Negro Baseball Leagues. The display was put together by the Baseball Reliquary which, if I understand correctly, is all about fostering an appreciation of arts and culture “through the context of baseball history.” Not the other way around. When you stop [...]

Theme Day: Time

Theme Day: Time

City Daily Photo bloggers (now over 1300 strong) have a theme day on the first of every month. The theme today is “time.” I chose this photo because to me it’s timeless: this could be a view into any century, any season. Nature knows no clocks. Bloggers from around the world participate in theme day [...]

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

A praying mantis is, according to scientists, quite aware when being watched, at least in laboratory conditions. Briefly, I fooled myself. “She’s letting me take her picture,” I thought. Clutching the side of the back step, she posed while I practiced with my macro setting. The leaves behind her are on the ground and I’m [...]

Zen Monday: #122

Zen Monday: #122

Well. It’s Zen Monday, and I’m kind of tired of the old patter I usually give here. If this is your first Monday visit, the idea is this: I keep quiet while you let the photo speak to you.Tell us what you think in the comments. There’s no right or wrong, we’re here to have [...]

Mr. Boz

Mr. Boz

He’s not much of a talker. He can’t read. He slobbers when he eats, he snores and oh god, does he have gas. But he comes when I call, he loves me more than he loves any other woman and when I gaze into his big, brown eyes I love him right back. Here’s one [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

On a recent airline trip to see the in-laws, John and I were honored to be seated next to a past president of the Tournament of Roses Association. He was on a public relations/scouting trip to visit universities–their football teams and especially their marching bands. Until I met this gentleman, I had no idea that [...]

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