April 9, 2021: Infrared iPhone image of the Stagecoach Inn Museum located in Newbury Park, California. Built in 1876, the hotel originally opened as the Grand Union Hotel. In the 1960s, the widening of the Ventura Freeway forced the building to be moved to its present location. A 1970 fire destroyed the Stagecoach Inn. The rebuilt hotel opened on July 4, 1976. For this image, I used a 720nm filter, Camera+ 2 app, 6 sec at f/1.8, ISO 5.
Feb. 22, 2014: A searchlight backlights a participant dressed as General Douglas MacArthur at the Great Los Angeles Air Raid World War ll reenactment at Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, California. Fort MacArthur is named after General Arthur MacArthur, father of Douglas MacArthur.
April 3, 2021: "Happy Easter," - the photo says so - from "Venti," a Conejo Valley Cottontail located in front of the Best Western Plus Thousand Oaks Inn. The five-foot six-inch sculpture by artist John Galan reflects on the history of the Conejo Valley.
Conejo Cottontails is a Thousand Oaks Civic public art project. About 20 five-foot six-inch fiberglass sculptures by Cate Hartenstein are located around the community. Each Cottontail is individually painted by local artists and sponsored by local businesses, organizations and individuals.
March 30, 2021: Bouquet found this morning on a bench at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden. The 33 acres botanic garden in Thousand Oaks features numerous benches with plaques left in memorial to residents.
March 13, 2021: Oaktree stump at Folded Hills Winery Ranch Homestead on Old Coast Highway south of Buellton, California. The site was closed when I stopped by but very photogenic. The winery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am till 5 pm.
March 20, 2021: Infrared iPhone image of the circa 1900 Howell House on display at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, California. The Bakersfield California newspaper donated and moved the Victorian home in 1969. For this image, I used a 720nm filter and the Camera+ 2 app. Settings were 1400k white balance, ISO 2, F/1.8, and 30-second exposure to blur the clouds.
March 17, 2021: "Tessie," the Newbury Park giraffe statue at Borchard Rd. and Theresa St. today, sports a St. Patriot's Day hat and scarf. Have a fun St. Patty's Day!
Feb. 20, 2021: The "Faces of Freedom" sculpture by Mark Greenaway features a timeline with military portraits from World War I to today. On the right, a Desert Storm soldier renders aid to a stricken Viet Nam soldier. The sculpture located in the Atascadero Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial honors 231 fallen soldiers from San Luis Obispo county. The memorial, at 8038 Portola Road, was dedicated on Nov. 8, 2008.
Feb. 28, 2021: Infrared photo of the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside, California. Padre Fermin Lasuen founded the mission on June 12, 1798. It was the 18th of the 21 Spanish missions built in Alta California and, at its prime, the largest. The current church, the third at this location, was built in 1815. The image was taken through a 720nm filter with exposure of 1/15th a second, f-1.8, and ISO 1250. I used Camera+ 2 iPhone photo application.
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.
My thoughts on images past and present.