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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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Clifton Middle School

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

When I was growing up we called them “junior high schools”, apparently the current term is “middle school”.  As far as learning, there is no middle to the process, in life we should always be learning something.

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Flag Bearer

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 36mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is another campus of Le Cordon Bleu on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California.  Some observers report seeing students lined up on the roof removing their toques, holding them in front of their hearts and pledging allegiance to the flag as it is raised in the morning, and then doing calisthenics including jumping jacks with pots and pans clattering in their hands.  Rumor has it that at the end of the school year the students are lined up on the ledge on the periphery of the building, and those that passed are allowed to step down as they are presented with their diplomas.  Those that failed are pushed over the ledge.  There is some evidence to substantiate this fictive claim by alcohol addled sous chefs as there are blue and pink lines drawn on Colorado Boulevard in front of the building to indicate the landing zone.  However, there have been reports of occasional sightings of failed culinary students maning the grill in Arby’s restaurants.

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Side Entrance

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 640 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

This is another angle on Le Cordon Bleu at the corner of Green and Oakland in Pasadena, California.  This is a side entrance on the Oakland side of the building.  I like the framing elements around the doorway and the windows and the reflection of the church in the window.  While we were capturing these images culinary students were scuttling between this building and an adjacent campus half a block away, up on Colorado Boulevard.

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Day Begins The Turn To Night

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 50mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Day begins to turn to night as the shadows lengthen outside of the Green Street campus of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, in Pasadena, California.  I like the detail surrounding the windows on this building, it seems to befit a stately old institution.  When I look at this image I anticipate hearing and seeing a gaggle of young men and young women coming out the doors, wearing checked pants, white coats and tall, white toques, chattering in French.  Alas, rather than the famous institution by the same name in Paris, France, this is but a trade school in the United States, that has inundated the airwaves with commercials romanticizing life in a most unromantic place, a hot, noisy, sometimes dangerous kitchen.

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