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Version 2The Golden Gare Bridge, taken 15 years ago, looking upward. Shot using my Minolta x-700 35mm film camera.

Thursdays Floral

DSC_0206-1Shot in film a few years ago.

Outdoor Plumbing

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There is a bit of history regarding this photo. Photo was taken in July of 1970, using film and decades later, scanned into PC.

Location: East Oakland, CA. A friend had recently remodeled her bathroom and the remnants of the old bathroom ended up in her backyard. She lived on Oak Knoll Rd., a few blocks from the Oakland Zoo. Across the street from her lived Sonny Barger, the head of the Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. An interesting neighborhood!

Had to crank up the “Way Back Machine” for this one :-).

Sunday, 1970

IMG_0005 - Version 2-001Saints Peter and Paul Church, North Beach, San Francisco, CA. 1970. Hasn’t changed much over the past few decades.

“Meet me Where the Pavement Ends” (B&W version)

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A Black and White version of the previous posting. Shot in 1996 on film. Once I scanned it into a PC a few years ago, I have made some minor adjustments, cropping and contrast mostly, converting to B&W. Of the thousands of images I have shot since, this one remains in my top ten. Interestingly enough, I have shown this image in at least three shows, and it has never sold. My next door neighbor, Hanna, my wife and daughter love it though. So, all is not lost :-).

Meet me Where the Pavement Ends*

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*Real Estate

Junk as Art or Entropy or Dark Forces?

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I posted these three images on my Instagram account late last night. After high school graduation I slipped away to spend some time with a friend who lived in East Oakland, CA. She had just finished remodeling her bathroom and so had left this pile of debris at the back of her yard. East Oakland was a very sketchy even dangerous place in 1970 ( but that is for another story). She hung bricks from her lemon tree and to me it was either just odd or perhaps even darker than odd: why would someone hang old, red bricks from a seemingly healthy lemon tree? My youthful imagination went into overdrive imagining all sorts of dark rituals or beliefs at work here. In reality, I suppose there was a very practical reason for the hanging bricks, but is sure looked odd.

Anyway, the images were old prints that I scanned into a PC last night. I think they were taken on my Agfa 35mm camera, but, 45 years later, I’m not sure.

Looking back to Film Days

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Taken with my Minolta X-700. Location: Rocky Brook Fall, Hood Canal, WA.

Rose City

Posting from Portland, OR. today.image

Looking Back Thursday: North Beach, SF, 1970

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