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Taken To The Cleaners

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 48mm ISO 250 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

Whether to get dirty cloths clean or to undergo a fleecing, we all know what “taken to the cleaners” means.  I am certain that in this case it has always meant getting your fashionable clothes cleaned in Pasadena, California.  I don’t know where the locals take their unfashionable clothes to be cleaned, though.

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Cafe Opera & Bakery

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 40mm ISO 200 1/125 F/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

On Myrtle Avenue in the pedestrian friendly Old Town, Monrovia, California.  There are quite a few restaurants and retauraunt/bars in this neighborhood.

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Rear View

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 16mm ISO 200 1/50 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This ismage validates the photographer’s mantra “Always look behind.”  This image was captured from approximately the same postion as the image published last week, titled “Back Door of Commerce”, just with the camera’s stationary postion rotated 180 degrees.  When you are out and about looking for scenes to photograph, always, always remember to check out everything  around you, sometimes the changes in perspective can be astounding.

The building houses the Robert Pile Chaffey College Information Center on Seventh Street, which was redeveloped in the former downtown Chino commercial center by the city, Chaffey College and technology industry sponsors for teaching information technology programs.  I really like the work that the landscape architect did in the plaza which is behind the adjacent school building, and the commercial buildings on “D” street, the stand of fir trees give me good environmental vibes.

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Back Door of Commerce

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 12mm ISO 200 1/50 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This is a section of commercial building wall that originally faced an alley behind “D” Street in Chino, California.  This was the home of a hardware store at one time.  I was attracted by the textures, colors and remnants of commerce painted on the wall.

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Bridges Auditorium – West Facade

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

A head-on shot of Bridges Auditorium situated behind a plaza on the east end of Marston Quad at Pomona College, Claremont, California.  Bridges faces the Carnegie (Library) building which sits across College Avenue at the west end of Marston Quad.

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Memorial To An Education Uncompleted & A Life Cut Short

Nikon D7000 1-200mm @ 18mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

I love these doors, I love the drama of the entire threshold.  This is the Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges), Pomona College, Claremont, California.  The Mission style building was designed by Myron Hunt and built in 1915.  It had it latest renovation in 2001.  The building was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Appleton Shaw Bridges in honor of their daughter Mabel Shaw Bridges ’08, who died after an illness in 1907.


The Carnegie Legacy

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

The Carnegie Library on the campus of Pomona College was opened in 1908 after receiving a grant from the Carnegie Foundation and is one of two academic libraries built by the Carnegie Foundation in California.  The building on the campus in Claremont, California was repurposed after the present campus library was completed in 1953 and now is known as the Carnegie Building and houses Social Sciences offices and classrooms.  The Library was designed by Franklin P. Burnham using reinforced concrete in the Classical Revival style.

Andrew Carnegie  one of the wealthiest men that the United States had produced was a Scottish immigrant who began as a worker in a bobbin factory and eventually rose through the railroading and steel industries to become one of the largest philanthropists in American history after he sold Carnegie Steel to J.P. Morgan (who through merger turned it in to United States Steel)  and netted the equivalent in 2012 dollars of  $6,303,451,104.


Urban Study #73

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 1/2000, 1/500, 1/125 f/11 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

Still in Monrovia, California, this is the northwest corner of Foothill and Myrtle, just across Myrtle from the First Presbyterian Church.  I really enjoy capturing urban scenes that are reminiscent of life during the first half of the twentieth century, I think they remind me of my own childhood and the innocence of childhood.  This scene is much more interesting produces a feeling of warmth that is not present in contemporary commercial structures in my opinion.  The white lines breaking up the brickwork and the repetition of the green awnings give me a good feeling in this scene.

The D7000 and the 18-200mm Nikkor lens did a very nice job in capturing a high resolution image in these brackets.  You can actually make out some of the broadcast towers on top of Mt. Wilson in the background, which are approximately 12 miles distant.