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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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Renwick House

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 26mm ISO 200 3- bkts f/11 Lr4, HEP2, TpzSim; PsCS6

After ten years of marriage and the death of her husband, Helen Goodwin Renwick left Iowa and brought her son to Claremont, California.  Mrs. Renwick then built her house in 1900 where she raised her son and became a philanthropist to Pomona College.  Mrs. Renwick died at the age of 86 in July, 1930, bequeathing her home to Pomona College.  From the obituary published July 31, 1930 in the Claremont Courier  I found this charming line about Mrs. Renwick:

Following a romance of unusual charm she was married to William Renwick in 1879 and together they enjoyed their home and a companionship in Davenport, Iowa for 10 years.

The Renwick House now serve as the offices of the Pomona College Annual Giving department.

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Seaver House Detail

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 28mm ISO 200 1/8 f/22 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

This was the home of the Carlton Seaver family and was originally constructed on a site at Holt and Garey Avenue in Pomona, California in 1900.  All of Carlton Seaver’s children a attended Pomona College, Mr. and Mrs. Seaver  and subsequent generations of the Seaver family have been major donors to Pomona College.  The Seaver house was willed to the college by Carlton Seaver’s widow and moved to its current site on the campus of Pomona College at 305 Campus Avenue, Claremont, California.  Seaver House now serves as the location of the Pomona College Alumni Relations Office.

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Sumner House

 

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 35mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/13 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Sumner House (1887) is the oldest home in Claremont, California.  This Queen Anne Victorian was the home of Reverend Charles Burt Sumner, once of the founders of Pomona College.  The house was moved to its current location, First Street and College Avenue approximately ten years after construction and serves as the anchor point of the southern perimeter of the college.  The home is owned by Pomona College and it is now used as a guest house for the college.

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A Quiet Campus Sidewalk

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 320 1/8 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

It is late afternoon on the sidewalk under the shade of mature trees lining Sixth Street on the campus of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  The building is Clark Hall V, a student residence, the tower in the background is Smith Tower which has both a clock and carillon.  By local tradition the carillon chimes at 47 minutes after every hour.

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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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Bridges Auditorium Late Aftenoon

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 15mm ISO 320 1/250 f/11 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The Maybel Shaw Bridges Music Auditorium was designed by architect William Templeton and constructed in 1931 at a cost of $600,000; it seats 2,500.  This view s of the north and west facades of the auditorium which sits on the eastern edge of Marston Quad, at Pomona College, Claremont, California.

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Smiley Hall

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 :Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

Albert K. Smiley Hall (1908).  The first residence hall built on the campus of Pomona College, Claremont, California.  This is a great campus for walking around and enjoying and appreciating the lush landscaping that the college buildings are set in.  Clean and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the Southern California megalopolis.

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The Journey Begins Here

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 20mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/8 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

These gate posts are not only a starting point for young minds inquisitive and motivated to expand their “book learning” knowledge and exercise their intellect, but they also represent a departure point from the sheltered world of youth and academia to begin the exploration of life throughout the wider world.  Open without any obstacles they present  an opportunity to those who would boldly cross their threshold in search of awareness beyond their immediate radius.

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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.


Halls Of Academia

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

The view looking south through Lebus Court at Pomona, College, Claremont, California.  Lebus Court was designed by Myron Hunt and erected in 1915 at the rear of Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music (“Little Bridges”).  Lebus Court, along with Rembrandt Hall houses the  Department of Art & Art History at the college.  The  building directly south is Harwood Hall, the first residential hall constructed on the campus in 1921.

In relative terms, the buildings and campus of Pomona College offer some of the most mature architecture and landscaping to be found in the Southern California area since they have been standing roughly 100 years.  This test of time is quite an achievement in a locale that has historically been ever evolving, ever changing during the past century and a half.  I really like the feeling I get from the stonework and the building structure and texture in this image, from the lush, fully mature greenery.  Pomona is a great campus for walking and enjoying green things, with many mature and majestic trees.  I have never been comfortable or inspired in schools and classrooms, never fully engaged in classroom learning, but being on the campus of Pomona College I get a great feeling of contentment and permanence.  This rendering makes me feel good.


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.


Day Begins The Turn To Night

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 50mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Day begins to turn to night as the shadows lengthen outside of the Green Street campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, in Pasadena, California.  I like the detail surrounding the windows on this building, it seems to befit a stately old institution.  When I look at this image I anticipate hearing and seeing a gaggle of young men and young women coming out the doors, wearing checked pants, white coats and tall, white toques, chattering in French.  Alas, rather than the famous institution by the same name in Paris, France, this is but a trade school in the United States, that has inundated the airwaves with commercials romanticizing life in a most unromantic place, a hot, noisy, sometimes dangerous kitchen.

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The Corner Pizzeria

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 31mm ISO 400 1/400 f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS5

Located at corner of Yale Avenue and 2nd Street in Claremont Village (Claremont, California) is a staple of any college town, the pizzeria.  Where it is likely local merchants and farmers were once conducting monetary transactions with their banker in another time, dough of another kind is being tossed and baked.


The Path To Higher Learning

Nikon D80 10-24mm 14mm ISO 100 f/16 (3 brackets) Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

This was the view looking west from Marston Quadrangle towards the Carnegie Building and Pearsons Hall at Pomona College, Claremont, California yesterday morning.  Pomona College was founded in 1887 as the first of the seven institutions that became the Claremont University Consortium.  Most of the combined campuses share approximately one square mile of contiguous space in the heart of Claremont California in a green shaded enclave developed from the arid and boulder strewn scrubland that was a part of the San Gabriel Mountains floodplain.  With an endowment calculated at $1.299  Billion in 2006, one can be fairly certain that this green oasis will continue to be maintained at a high level, well in to the future.

I captured this image and a few others between 11:00 and 11:45 yesterday morning as part of my HDR learning experience.  I would have liked to have been able to capture more than the three automatic brackets delivered by the camera, but that would be very difficult under present circumstances.  I restrained myself from over processing during tone mapping, but Judy thinks I went too far with this image.  I did push things, but I wanted to bring out a lot of detail and emphasis with the foliage.  Some of the intricacies of Lightroom have been confounding me, so a lot of time is spent on trial and error and reviewing tutorials.

We have just begun exploring the image capture opportunities in Claremont, and will be returning in the future.