Monday, October 26, 2009

We've Moved!

We have gone to Word Press. We did this for a couple of reasons. More control. We can install the blog software at our web hosting service. So now it is part of the web site,

The URL will now go directly to the new location,

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Happy Accidents

Photoessayist: July 4th in Laguna BeachSometimes the happy accident makes for the good photograph. You may not like the above photo but this photographer does. Heck you may not like most of what a photographer does but that's life.

This photo was taken while I was waiting for the fireworks to begin. I ended up moving to a different location for the fireworks. There was a lamp post just to the right and it was effecting the photo. I think I should have stayed. All these people really makes the photo interesting. The fireworks would have been above the fellow in the center. So you would have had the fireworks and with time exposures from 1 second to 2 seconds there would have been all those blured people in the foreground.

With the lamp light (unseen to the right) and with the fireworks of varying light values I would have had some interesting photos.

Oh well there is always next year. Only problem is California. It's broke. They are giving out IOUs. No money. That effects every level of government in the state. Here in Laguna Beach they may have NO fireworks next year.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kodak Took My Kodachrome Away

Well it's almost over. Kodak announced that it will retire KODACHROME Film, concluding its 74-year run. By the end of the year stocks of Kodachrome will be depleted. Dwayne’s Photo, in Parsons, Kan., still processes Kodachrome film. The lab has agreed to continue through 2010, Kodak said.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Film At 11

Photoessayist: Yellow Bus, White CarContax G1, Planar f2/45mm, Fujichrome Sensia 200. Speed and f/stop unknown. Location: Rockpile Beach Picnic Grounds at Heisler Park, Laguna Beach, California. May 18, 2009.

Friday, May 01, 2009

The Three Amigos

Photoessayist: The Three AmigosFrom left: Lee Goldberg, Tod Goldberg and Bill Rabkin. All good fellows. They were signing books at the LA Times Festival of Books in the Mystery Bookstore booth. May they prosper.

Kiss Me Stupid

Photoessayist: Traffic AccidentThey always call these things accidents. Are they really accidents or just plain old stupidity?

This accident happend on the 405 Saturday and I was maybe a mile behind it. As we came to a stop on the freeway the emergency crews were getting on the freeway heading to the scene.

There is so few highway patrols cars out on the freeway that it has become a free-for-all. Especially when traffic is light. Speeders weaving in-and-out of lanes with constant near misses.

This time they didn't miss. Not pictured was another car in REALLY bad shape.