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Oh, Stop

Oh, Stop

This photo was just the type to mess with, so I did. I saturated the colors, fooled around with the contrast and tried it in black & white. I antiqued it, faded it, turned it into a negative and freaked it out with psychedelics. When at last I had the look I wanted I compared […]

Mansion Adena

Mansion Adena

Walk north from Orange Grove Blvd. along Garfield Avenue and for the first few blocks you won’t be impressed. Let me rephrase that. You might be impressed, but your impression will be of an area not so much downtrodden as disinterested. Nothing awful, nothing particularly fine. A few small houses, an apartment building of no […]

The Women’s Room

The Women’s Room

It’s not fancy. But to some people it’s the closest thing to home they’ve got.  I think if I were homeless I’d be afraid all the time. Tired, too. And I’d do what I could to find my way to the safety of The Women’s Room at the Friends In Deed House, 444 E. Washington […]

Zen Monday: #108

Zen Monday: #108

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 unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box to avoid […]

August Birthday

August Birthday

My friend just turned three. His folks threw a big party with family and friends, and an artist to draw caricatures of all the kids. I wonder what wonders my buddy contemplated while he sat for his portrait. Perhaps he considered how blessed he is to share his birthday with his baby brother. Perhaps not. […]

Balboa Island

Balboa Island

Each summer, my friends rent a beach house on Balboa Island for a week’s vacation. Last week was it, and they invited a few of us down for a day. We didn’t hobnob with the rich, but we hobnobbed on their territory. First we spent a couple of hours just steps from the house on […]

Small Business

Small Business

I’ve been taking morning walks. Besides being good exercise, walking gives you a different perspective on every little thing and it’s a better way to take pictures than driving. I walked along Lake Avenue the other day and took these photos before business hours, thus the empty parking lots.  It’s been quite some time since […]

Don’t Even Start

Don’t Even Start

An accurate calculation done on my fingers tells me that as of today I’ve been nicotine-free for 19 days short of 19 years. This ash tray in the parking lot at Samy’s Camera brings to mind several things including pity, relief, revulsion and gratitude. I don’t fault smokers for their addiction. It is hard, hard, […]

Brookmore Apartments

Brookmore Apartments

The Brookmore apartment building on Marengo Avenue isn’t on Pasadena’s list of historic structures. Seems it could be, though it’s not the oldest building in town. The website says it was built in the 1920’s and has been renovated for the modern apartment dweller, with parking, wireless internet and basic cable included in the rent. […]

Zen Monday: #107

Zen Monday: #107

At last, at last, 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 unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the […]

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