Pie ‘N Burger has been a locals institution seemingly forever in Pasadena, California. It is practically next door to Caltec and likely a lot of science and engineering students and teachers have had either pie or burgers or both there during its tenure. I ate their once, years ago when Judy introduced it to me, my recollection, however, was one of feeling underwhelmed with both the pies and the burgers. But it’s a cozy little embodiment of a certain genre.
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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.
Here is another outpost of The Hat (my last Hat post), this one is located on old Route 66 in Glendora, California. I was out in the parking lot and on the sidewalk capturing images while Judy was inside, getting us a grilled cheese sandwich. The folks inside were apparently mystified why some guy would be outside taking photos of their restaurant. Easy answer: The Hat is an iconic roadside eatery with great graphics, and we dig their menu of foods that our medical practioners would tell us to avoid.
I’m going with an automotive theme this week, and starting with this image captured at an all Corvette show held in Redondo Beach, California this past June. The show was hosted by the Vette Set car club which is active in the L.A. area. This was one of 90 Corvettes on display that day, and situated as it was in front of Ruby’s diner with the matching color scheme, the scene begged me to capture it.
I applied the usual processing to achieve an HDR image then created an adjustment layer in Photoshop for de-saturation and then selectively painted out the masking to reveal the original saturation.