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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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2:40 P.M. At Claremont Station

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 32mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/13 Lr4,HEP1,TpzSim; PsCS6

All is quiet at the station on a spring afternoon until…

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2:38 P.M. At Claremont Station

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/14 Lr4, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS6

Originally constructed in 1927 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad in the Mission Colonial/Spanish Colonial Revival style, Claremont Station is now a embarcation point for the Metrolink San Bernardino commuter rail line.  The station, on First Street at the base of Harvard Avenue in Claremont Village is staffed by Foothill Transit (the local public transportation compan) and serves as a transfer point for bus riders.

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B-25 Mitchell

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 1250 3-bkts f/18 Lr4; PsCS6

This is another angle on “Mitch The Witch II” that was featured in an earlier post.  As described in the earlier post, “Mitch The Witch II” has had a colorful history and is still flying out of the Palm Springs Air Museum.  I’ve started playing with the HDR Pro filter in Photoshop CS6 and used it on this image, I am liking the results I am getting with this, but I have also recently upgraded to HDR Efex Pro 2 and am liking those results also.

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Daylilly #53

A Backyard Find

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 130mm ISO 400 3-bkts f/16, Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PSCS5

The Bird of Paradise plants and the Daylillies seem to have a symbiotic relationship along the back wall of the backyard.

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Convention Center From Embarcadero Marina

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 40mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

The San Diego Convention Center as seen across Embarcadero Marina from Embarcadero Park North.  An exercise in a painterly style using Topaz Simplify.

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The Dowager Puts On Her Best Face

Nikon D7000 10.5mm 3-bkts f/4.5 Lr4; HEP1

Nestled between twin non-matching concrete towers, this is the Front Desk and main lobby of the Manchester Hyatt in San Diego, California.  I suppose that with a name like “Manchester” the hotel thought it would be a good idea to go with heavy dark wood paneling and 18th century English country scenes as their theme decore.  Fortunately they did not continue this theme in the elevator lobbies or the hallways, but the non-descrip, institutional look of the elevator lobbies and hallways, devoid of furniture, wall art or decent lighting killed any effect the lobby might have on guests sensibilities.  The rooms were clean, serviceable, had good ADA accommodations, but the single, hideous looking 18th century English country side print hanging on the wall looked like something from the bargain bin at the Five and Dime.  We never did figure out how the blackout drapes worked in the room, but it was a bit of a shock, when in the middle of the night, while we were in bed, the drapes automatically opened.

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Peacock Syndrome

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 24mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr4; HEP1

One of the many Corvettes on display at San Diego’s Embarcadero Park North at the North County Corvette Club of San Diego’s “Plastic Fantastic” show, May 6, 2012.