Feb. 26, 2021: Jet aircraft on approach to Los Angeles International Airport passes in front of the moon over Whittier, California. The "Snow Moon" occurs on Feb. 27, 2021.
Feb. 13, 2021: The Foster Park Lion Markers. In 1908 the two Foster Park Lion Markers in Casitas Springs were dedicated. They sit on shelves of two ten-foot-tall sandstone markers that sit on either side of Casitas Vista Road. The entrance to Foster Park is just before the stone markers. I suspect that in 1908, the entrance to Foster Park went between the stone markers. Despite being 112 years old, the lions are in excellent condition. Foster Park is currently closed.
Feb. 6, 2021: About ten miles east of Ridgecrest, California, along Highway 178, are the human painted Fish Rocks. Each of the rocks is about ten feet tall. Initially, local residents painted the rocks in the 1930s. In the 1970s, the graffiti-covered rocks got painted over. But soon, the eyes and teeth were restored. A good history is at this website: http://high-desert-memories.net/fishrocks.html
Feb. 6, 2021: Visit Randsburg, California, to practice doing infrared images on my iPhone. I used a 720nm filter, tripod, and the Camera+ 2 application to make these images. Exposures varied from about 4 seconds to 16 seconds. Randsburg is a "living ghost town" with a population of roughly 65-year rounds residents. In 1895 gold was discovered, and by 1899 about 3500 people lived in Randsburg.
Jan. 31, 2021: Sunrise this morning framed by trees at MacDonald's parking lot in Newbury Park, California.
Jan. 21, 2021: Infrared image of the 1892 Strathearn House, the centerpiece of the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum in Simi Valley. After Robert P. and Mary Gray Lamb Strathearn purchased the 15,000 acre Spanish Rancho, they added the Victorian farmhouse onto the original Simi Abobe's front. This photo was taken with iPhone through a 720nm filter with a 24-second exposure at ISO 2.
Jan. 21, 2021: Infrared image of St. Rose of Lima Church located at the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum in Simi Valley, California. Built as a Presbyterian Church in 1902, the original tiny congregation gave up the building in 1908. By 1910, the church reopened as St. Rose of Lima Catholic church. The museum obtained and relocated the structure in 2002, and the restoration was completed in 2007. The photo was taken with iPhone through a 720nm filter with a four-second exposure at ISO 6.
Jan. 19, 2014: Late afternoon sunlight lights up a Northrop T-38 Talon supersonic trainer on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The U.S. Air Force obtained over 1,000 of the jets between 1961 and 1972. This Talon is on loan to the California Science Center from the U.S. Air Force Museum. The California Science Center is currently closed because of COVID-19.
Jan. 8, 2021: Photo I've titled "Cactus Family Portrait." This morning I was at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden using a Lensbaby Sweet 50 lens and noticed someone added leaves to a couple of cactus.
My thoughts on images past and present.