After shooting a window with shadows, I decided to make it into an abstract. I liked the way the lines and patterns worked together.
I was walking around downtown Redlands on a photo shoot and noticed this window. I liked the way the shadows from the bars showed up on the curtains and the window edges.
Lagunitas Grocery ~ On vacation in Marin County recently, I drove past this old grocery store on the way out to Point Reyes. It immediately took me back to my childhood in this area--aside from ATM's and fancy coffees, this could have been there 50-60 years ago. I don't even know if Lucas Valley Dairy still exists, but it was like coming "home" to see this scene.
Kimberly Crest ~ One of Redlands' well-known mansions, Redlands, CA
~ Manipulated window image of church in Rancho de Taos, New Mexico
Window to the Past ~ Window detail in old mining town of Randsburg, CA
Sitting with a glass of iced tea on the patio of a Taos coffee house, I saw this scene right next door, and took a couple of quick shots.
Dragon on the Roof
These rooftops are from Renaissance Faire buildings from a faire in Colorado.
The Door Pull
A reworking of the garden gate door pull. I cropped it and adjusted the coloring.
Doorway to the Garden
I am always attracted to doors, gates, passageways. This door pull was on a garden gate at The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California. I liked the shapes, the wood grain, the shadow.
Gate in the Desert
This interesting gate, typical of the southwest, was part of a wall surrounding a home in the small town of Rodeo, New Mexico. I couldn't resist taking a few shots of it.
Gate in the Wall
This was a side gate in the wall surrounding a home in the small town of Rodeo, New Mexico.
Afternoon Meeting on the Stairs
Although I don't usually photograph artwork, I was quite taken with the mural on the wall above the stairway at my local movie theater. In this one I combined the actual stairway railing with the mural stairs, cropping it down to this tender moment on the stairs.
The Garden Door
~ This door marked the entrance to an experimental garden at Living Desert in Palm Desert, California. I liked the wood grain and metal work. I always like doorways and passageways, with their sense of entering into the unknown.
Meeting at Dusk on the Stairs
I had fun working with this portion of the mural, using Topaz Adjust, to take it from a bright afternoon to dusk. The railing on the bottom right is the actual stairway railing, and the rest is the mural.
Stairway to Delights
The mural at the top of the stairs in the movie theater shows vintage views of people out on the town. It has great details. Redlands, California.
Up the Down Staircase
From the lobby of the Krikorian Theater in Redlands, CA.
View from the Top
An upstairs view of the mural in the lobby of the movie theater, Redlands, California.
The Top of the Stairs
I went to the movies for the early-early show, before there were many people there, so I could photograph some of the wonderful details of the lobby. This was one of them.
Harmony Wedding Chapel
This unique little wedding chapel was built around a large wine keg. It is in Harmony, California, a small "town" boasting a population of 18. It is a few miles from Cambria, a beach town on the central California coast.
Wedding Chapel Interior
This photo shows the interior of the Harmony Wedding Chapel. Only good marriages begin in a town named Harmony, right?
~ Outside details of the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, CA.
~ One of the little corner details of beautiful A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, CA.
Library Tower Detail
~ Just a tiny bit of the beautiful A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, CA.
Library Reading Room
~ The A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands, California, is a historical landmark, and has many wonderful details. This image shows the main reading room, with stained glass windows, and even the reflections in the tables.
~ This stair and bannister detail is in the A.K. Smiley Library in Redlands,
Lincoln Shrine Details
~ This image shows some of the painted and arch details of the Redlands California Lincoln Shrine.
Shrine Details ~ Painted and window details from the Redlands, California, Lincoln Shrine.
Lincoln's Arches ~ These decorative arches are part of the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California. These are above an alcove with an early bust of Lincoln, showing him before he had his beard.
Lincoln Shrine Ceiling
~ Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California, holds the largest display of Lincoln memorabilia west of the Mississippi River. The main part of the shrine is octagonal in shape, and has many painted details. This image shows the top of the ceiling.
Neon Triangle ~ Taken at Denver International Airport.
Neon Extravaganza ~ Photographed at Denver International Airport.
Airport Angles ~ One view of the colorful structure at Denver International Airport, Terminal B.
Denver Airport Colors ~ Having an unexpected 5 hour layover in Denver Airport, I took my camera out of the bag and wandered a bit. This structure with colorful neon lights was in Terminal B, and encompassed part of the moving walkway. I photographed it from several angles, and almost forgot to be mad about that layover....
Color Cafe ~ On the upstairs level, under the neon structure, a man sat relaxing with his laptop in the cafe. I liked the reflections of the lights on the glass below. Denver International Airport.
Friar in the Garden ~ This view of San Luis Rey Mission shows some of the old brickwork in the archway into the rose garden.
Friar at the Mission ~ The San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside has an active order of Friar priests operating church services and business. They can occasionally be seen walking on the mission grounds.
Mission Arches ~ A view down the outer corredor at San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA.
Mission Towers ~ San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California. I liked this view with the century plant in the foreground.
Bell Tower ~ San Luis Rey Mission, Oceanside, California.
Mission Church ~ An interior view of the historic church at San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California.
Gateway to the Cemetary
This view at San Luis Rey Mission shows some of the very old grave crosses through the doorway. Notice the skull and crossbones above the doorway.
At Her Feet ~ This is detail from a sculpture of Mary in the mission cemetary at San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California.
Mission Garden View ~ This beautiful courtyard garden had roses and many other flowers. flanking the surrounding mission buildings. I liked the bell tower peeking through.
Mission Door Lock and Pull ~ This old lock and key were on a door at the mission, San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, California.