Images & Observations

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The Dog House

Roadside Americana

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 27mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/8 Lr4, Tpz Sim; PsCS6

Hungry, but a hamburger from In-N-Out does not appeal to you, just head next door to Big Daddy’s Fire Grill Pasadena, California  in for wood fired burgers, dogs and sausages.  I recommend the chili dog, a quarter pound hot dog slathered with a full bodied, lightly spiced chile.

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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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A Man, His Best Friend & Favorite Toy

Nikon D7000 18-125mm @ 35mm ISO 320 1/20 f/5.6 Lr4; PsCS6

I met this gentleman and his companion at the Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club car show, October 16, 2010.  This was the first car show I had ever attended.  This image was originally rendered as an HDR, however, now that the thrill of discovering the HDR process has run its initial course with me, I can look at the HDR image and admit that the process, and the state of my skill level at the time that I originally processed it, were both sub-par. In actuality this image did not need HDR processing and it was diminished by poorly applied HDR processing.

I’ve spent part of the past week going back in my catalog and re-processing images, losing the bad HDR and improving the final renderings.  I’ll talk more about this in Wednesday’s post.

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Hanging Out With Dad

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 14mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/20 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS

The scene is the South Lake Avenue shopping district in Pasadena, California.  Life couldn’t be better for a young girl than a leisurely afternoon window shopping ride with the family dog and dad towing us in a red wagon.

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Strolling The Avenue

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 31mm ISO 1250 1/30 f/8 Lr3; SEP2

The corner of Mercantile Place and Fairoaks Avenue in Old Town, Pasadena, California is a great place to hang out and wait for the people to pass by.  I just park myself and the wheelchair in the shade against an adjacent building, and Judy heads in to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf shop that is right there and fetches a very nice cold or hot mocha latte for me.  I could not resist getting some shots of this gentleman and his dog out for a Saturday afternoon stroll.  He was waiting for his coffee order to be filled, so he and his little companion were checking out the scene.  I love the casual pose, the rumpled suit and the loafers without socks look.  (I am partial to deck shoes without socks myself.)

Black and white conversion, cyan toning and black borders in Silver Efex Pro 2, everything else in Lightroom 3, which included a lot of work with the adjustment brush to adjust tones in the people (both on the street, and behind the window) and the guy’s suit.

Ready To Ride

Nikon D80 18-135mm 135mm ISO200 1/100 f/5.6 PSE8 PMX4 Viveza2

I spotted this fella through the window of our van when we were pulled up at a stop light. I was able to grab a shot before the light changed. As is evident, his window was cranked only part way up so he could get plenty of fresh air. My window was also cranked part way up, and that did interfere with his image a bit, I was able to reduce the interference with some work with Viveza, and also to selectively improve exposure and push saturation. Not a true HDR, but a quasi-HDR created from a single raw image.