Images & Observations

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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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View From Plaza Square Park

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 44mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/22 Lr3, HEP1,TpzSim; PsCS5

Another image from the city of Orange, California, this is the view from Plaza Square Park looking toward the south east corner of the plaza.

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The Shop At The Corner Of The Plaza

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 24mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is the north east corner of the plaza formed around the park at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Glassell Street in Orange, California (if you ask Google Maps to find “Orange, CA” it will put a map pin right in the middle of this park).  I am fascinated by the lines and geometric shapes in building elements, those and the perception of depth that I get from the shadow areas always makes me feel like my eyes are on an adventure.  Maybe it is something primeval in my soul, but certain shapes, lines, highlights, shadows and colors combined in the right circumstance, and I get  sense of well being and joy.

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Del Mar Station

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 18mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/13 Lr3; HEP1

This is Del Mar Station on the Metro Rail Gold Line in Pasadena, California.  It was built on the site of the former Santa Fe railway station that last saw service for Amtrak.  The Metro Rail station is surrounded by buildings constructed during the past decade on three sides that house businesses on the first floor and apartments or condominiums on the upper floors, the fourth side of the station faces (out sight the right side of the image above) the old Santa Fe station which was restored and re-opened as a restaurant.  The steps in the right center of the image lead up to the rail platform, which extends on a slight diagonal behind the “signal tower” like structure.    The gentleman in the image is heading for the stairs under the “signal tower” to an underground garage that extends under the tracks below the plaza in the foreground and the buildings in the left background.  The tracks run through the red “wing” that extends from the large background structure in the right background.

This is a pleasant plaza to just while away the time and watch the comings and goings of the people and the light rail trains.  We are thinking about also giving the restaurant a try on a future visit also.