Images & Observations

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Owen’s Bistro

Nikon D7000 10-24mm @ 10mm ISO 200 1/80 f/11 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS6

There is a small concentration of Chino, California’s oldest commercial buildings on D street and the two brick structures in this are Owen’s Bistro.  The structure on the left, with the tall openings and drapes is the outdoor dining patio, the building to the right houses the interior dining room.  The fountain and sculpture in the foreground are titled “Internal Bridge Between Earth and Sky”.  (I do not know who the sculptor is.)  More on Owen’s Bistro here and here.

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Roofline With Bird

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 135mm ISO 1250 1/2500 f/16 Lr4

One of the photographic exercises I task myself with from time to time is to find objects in my own backyard to make images from.  This is the roofline of my next door neighbor’s house, as seen from my backyard.  I like the diagonal lines created by the vents, the wood trim and the roof tiles, as well as the recurring pattern of the tiles, and how it all plays against the deep, blue sky.

Midnight Run

Nikon D80 19-24mm @ 24mm ISO 200 3-bkts f/11 Lr3, HDR Efex Pro, Viveza, Color Efex Pro, Ps5

This is part of the rolling stock of the Fillmore & Western Railway, alongside the Fillmore Depot, ready to roll on another short excursion.  A special hat tip goes out to Dave Wilson for his tip on reducing halos that result in the skies of HDR images.  I had come across the same tip in a tutorial I was viewing recently, and after Dave reminded me of it, I tried it out, on this past Monday’s image and this one.  Thank you Dave, for coaching me forward one more step in the development of my HDR skills.