Archive for April, 2010

Castle Air Museum (from a train)

April 28, 2010

We’ve seen Castle Air Force Base from the train several times while going back and forth between L. A. and San Francisco.  Someday we’ll stop in Merced and get a closer look at (and better pictures of) all these historic airplanes.  For now, we have to shoot on the run.

Homage to David Plowden

April 28, 2010

We’ve always admired the photo work of David Plowden, but for economic reasons, we have, in the past, been a bit reluctant to use film for urban landscape photos.  Now that we have our new Nikon Coolpix and film and development costs are not a factor; we are shooting more frames of more subjects.  These shots were taken from an Amtrak train going from L. A. to the SF bay area. 

Check out his work on his website:

Car-spotting from a train

April 28, 2010

Getting car-spotting photos from a moving train seems to be a bit like the police training exercise where targets pop-up and there is just a fraction of a second for the trainee to decide to fire his gun or not and shoot well if he does squeeze off a round.  We got these photos on our most recent commute.  We’ll try to do better the next time.

Bushville America

April 28, 2010

The banking and foreclosure crisis aren’t gone and forgotten for some Americans.

Is it a ’58 or a 57?

April 26, 2010

The front of this truck pickup seems to be a 58 Ford.  The back end seems to be from a 57 Ford.  The guy who was driving it wasn’t sure what it was.  He was going to put it on E-bay.

Tourist cliche photos

April 26, 2010

Some tipical tourist shots from Venice CA.

Car-spotting Experiment

April 26, 2010

We sat on the bench at Windward and Pacific in Venice CA and started to wait to see how long it would be  before a great car arrived.  After about ten minutes in the afternoon of Sunday, April 25, 2010, this Cobra drove up and ended the experiment.

Cute dog shot

April 26, 2010

Isn’t he cute?  Seen on Ocean Front Walk in Venice CA on Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Photo for Nic in KS

April 26, 2010

Bet you won’t see one of these t-shirts in Concordia.

20 Grand

April 25, 2010

When this Duesenberg was new it sold for 20 Grand.  At that time, houses sold for 1,500.  It is now insured for $12 million.