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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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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.


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.


Fan Palms

 

Nikon D80 18-135mm @ 31mm ISO 160 3-bkts Lr3, HDR Efex Pro; Color Efex Pro

Palm trees are prevalent throughout Southern California.  This shot was made in Chino Hills, California.  I was attracted to the symmetry and grace of the palms when I captured this image, then brought emphasis to the sky and balanced the blue of the sky against the warm tones of the buildings using Color Efex Pro.