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Mimi’s Cafe

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm iso 200 1/15 f/8 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Mimi’s Cafe, Chino Hills, California.  A chain, but even a chain has its virtues, good breakfasts, muffins and the clam chowder is very decent (when hot and fresh).

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Give The Man A Hand

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 320 1/80 f/11 Lr4, SEP2; PsCS6

A couple responding to a singer/musician’s free performance, South Main Street pedestrian promenade, The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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Exuberance

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 46mm ISO 320 1/25 f/8 Lr4, SEP2; PsCS6

Happy young men mugging for me on their bikes at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.  This is what you call  a suburban biker gang in these parts.

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“Please… Have some dignity.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 320 1/25 f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Affectionate best buddies, South Main Street pedestrian promenade, The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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“I’ve got your back.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 150mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Two buddies keeping an eye on the passing scene on the South Main Street pedestrian promenade at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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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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Chino Community Center

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 1/125 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The Carolyn Owens Community Center, Chino, California.  This view is from the Chino City Hall lawn, looking east across Central Avenue.

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Downtown Chino

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 22mm ISO 200 1/25 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The view looking north, across “D” Street from the city hall lawn.  Chino has probably he quietest “downtown” of any comparable sized (population 79,059) city in the United States.

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Owen’s Bistro

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 200 1/80 f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

There is a small concentration of Chino, California’s oldest commercial buildings on D street and the two brick structures in this are Owen’s Bistro.  The structure on the left, with the tall openings and drapes is the outdoor dining patio, the building to the right houses the interior dining room.  The fountain and sculpture in the foreground are titled “Internal Bridge Between Earth and Sky”.  (I do not know who the sculptor is.)  More on Owen’s Bistro here and here.

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P-47G Thunderbolt “Spirit of Atlantic City”

Nikon D80 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 800 1/20 f/8 Lr4; PsCS6

The P-47 was first introduced in 1942 and saw extensive service in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II.  15,678 were manufactured and the last active duty aircraft was retired from the Peruvian Air Force in 1966.  The P-47 was big and heavy, and not as tightly maneuverable as other fighter aircraft at the time, but it could dive faster than other aircraft, could carry bombs and rockets, extended fuel tanks and was equipped with eight .50 caliber machine guns mounted in its wings.  The P-47 flew missions escorting bombers, fighting enemy interceptors and also was successful in air to ground warfare, disabling German armored vehicles including exploiting tank vulnerabilities with armor piercing, armor piercing-incendiary and armor piercing-tracer ammunition.  P-47 pilots also became skillful at skip-bombing train tunnels, sealing both ends of a tunnel and sealing German trains inside the tunnels.

This P-47G Thunderbolt is the last flying Thunderbolt with the “razorback: canopy configuration in existence, the razorback limited rear vision and was replaced in subsequent fighter aircraft with the “bubble” canopy.  The “Spirit of Atlantic City” was manufactured in 1944 by Grand Central Aircraft Company, Glendale, California.  Restored once at Kirtland Air Force Base (New Mexico) in 1958-1963 it was housed at various air museums and used in air shows.  On October 23, 1972 the aircraft crashed during a forced landing at an air show at Point Mugu, California and struck an earth embankment.  The “Spirit of Atlantic City” was then rebuilt in Chino, California and returned to flight in 1976 and remains in the flying collection of the Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, California.

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“Oh, To Fly Again…”

Another salvage jet engine waiting on the tarmac at Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, California for another chance to fly.  I am fascinated by the mechanical contrivances that man can devise from inert matter that then have the ability to move matter through time and space.

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B-25 “Photo Fanny”

Nikon D80 10-24mm @ 22mm ISO 800 1/20 f/8 Lr4; PsCS6

“Photo Fanny”, a B-25J, was assembled in 1944 and is part of the collection at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, and flies from their hanger at the Chino, California airport.  Photo Fanny has also been known as “Shangrila” and “Betty Grable” and was flown in the 1992 motion picture “Foreever Young” and the 2001 motion picture “Pearl Harbor”, flying off of the carrier USS Constellation.

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Waiting For A Second Chance

Nikon D80 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 1/30 f/11 Lr4

A salvaged jet engine on the tarmac at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, Chino, California.  I am fascinated by images of machinery, I believe there is a real beauty in machined parts assembled for a functional purpose.

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A Better Burger Joint

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 1600 1/40 f/8 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

In-N-Out, which is a small chain with its origins in Southern California and has near cult status when it comes to fast food burgers.  People either seem to love them or hate them.  They produce a a very distinctive fast food burger that comes off of a flat top (griddle), instead of the usual shredded lettuce and chopped onions the burgers are garnished with fresh whole lettuce leaves, fresh sliced tomato and a fresh sliced disc of onion.   They should not be  compared to char-broiled (grilled) burgers, totally different animal.  I like their Double-Double, double meat and double American cheese; while I take mine with usual onion, tomato and lettuce, I have them hold the “spread” and hold the cheese, to lower the fat, and add mustard and ketchup.  Now that is a very satisfying burger when you have a hankering for that genre of burger.

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Two Tone Rod #83

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 32mm ISO 200 1/320 f/9 Lr4; PsCS6

Some more of the eye candy on display at the Chino Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012 at The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California.

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Orange Blossom Special

Nikon D7000 18-200omm @ 29mm ISO 200 1/200 f/10 Lr4; PsCS6

Part of the eye candy on display at the Chino Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012 at The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California.


Modified Yellow Pick-up

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 34mm ISO 200 1/400 f/9 Lr4; PsCS6

You wouldn’t want to be driving this during a rainy day, but for a typical sunny southern California day this would be perfect for carting things around in.  Captured at the Chino  Valley Fire Foundation Car & Bike show, May 19, 2012, Chino Hills, California.


Urban Study #44; Verticality

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 1600 1/500, 1/125, 1/30 f/16 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

A big box store at the Chino Spectrum & Marketplace in Chino, California.  I like the vertical lines and the warm color tones that play against the cool evening sky.


Chino Fire Station 61

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 200 1/2000 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS5

Chino Valley Independent Fire District, Station 61 on Schaefer Avenue in Chino, California.  Their training facility occupies architecturally similar buildings adjacent, just out of frame on the right side (I’m working on a pano of the entire complex to share in the future).  The geometry and then the colors make this image for me.  I like the horizontal lines, the strong vertical lines of the light standard and the flag pole, and the strong diagonal line from the curb in the left foreground.  I also like the repetition of the square and rectangular shapes.


Engine 61 Responding

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 52mm ISO 200 1/500 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS5

Engine 61 pulls out of its bay at Station 61 of the Chino Valley Independent Fire District on Schaefer Avenue in Chino, California.  Engine 61 is a paramedic fire company that consists of a captain, an engineer and  two firefighter/paramedics.  In many cases the captain and the engineer are also licensed paramedics.  After having Chino Valley Fire District personnel respond to my calls for help on more than one occasion, I can tell you these men are the real deal, skilled, strong, professional and heroic.


Seen It All

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 70mm ISO 1600 1/30 f/11 Lr4, SnapArt3; PsCS5

A mature couple taking in the scene of shoppers passing through, children frolicking in a water fountain and families enjoying a band concert at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.  I’m not sure if this would not have been better rendered as a straight black and white image, but I thought the added paint like texture and brush strokes with this oil paint treatment better suited the subjects and the feeling of having withstood the tests of time this couple gave me.  What do you think?


Wednesday Ritual

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 29mm ISO 1600 3-bkts (-2EV, 0, +2EV) Lr4, HEP1, CEP4; PsCS5

This scene is becoming part of our Wednesday ritual.  A double bacon cheeseburger and chocolate Coke for me; a bacon cheeseburger and a Coke or shake for Judy at our usual table inside Johnny Rocket’s.  When we are really energetic we then walk over to the adjacent Wednesday farmers market in The Shoppes in Chino Hills, California where we might score some fresh produce, or a container of goodies from the baklava man.

I used the Glamour Glow and Tonal Contrast filters in Color Efex Pro to tweak this image, which as usual was a hand-held three frames bracketed.


“I don’t like it when you ignore me”

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 34mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Another image from the Chino American Legion Car Show this past November.  This  coupe was parked next to the “Weekend Warrior” and impossible to overlook.

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