April 6, 1986: Glendale photographer Ray Holubiczko gets plenty of help getting Conejo Valley Little Leaguers to smile during photo day at Conejo Community Park in Thousand Oaks, California.
One stuck at home project done!
After a decade of playing with iOS photography apps, many of my early favorite apps had disappeared.
Time to go retro - I purchased an original iPad Mini and iTunes replacement software iMazing. Onto the iPad went iOS 9.3.5 and many older apps. The .ipa app files came from two sources, the current App Store and an old iTunes Time Machine backup. But alas, I can not find my old versions of PhotoGene or PhotoForge. Oh well. I did play with Kaleidromatic and came up with this model rocket photo.
January 1983: Auctioneer Marvin Small calls for bids for old Agoura High School football game films during a fundraiser for the program.
November 26, 2017: Western Town at Paramount Ranch Park south of Agoura Hills, California. In 1954 Paramount purchased sets previously used at RKO Pictures Encino Movie Ranch and constructed Western Town. In November 2018, the Woolsey Fire destroyed the town. Currently, the National Park Service plans to rebuild. This montage made with You Gotta See This app on an iPhone.
Nov. 5, 2017: A Jester Madrid Gras fiberglass statue sits on display at Bell Plastics in Hayward, California. Owner Bruce Kennedy is a big collector and restorer of Muffler Man-style statues. Each August, Bell Plastics holds an open house for the public to check out the Muffler Men collection.
Aug. 22, 2017: Fifteen-foot tall busts of Presidents John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush sit alongside a highway near Hermosa, South Dakota. These three sculptures by artist David Adickes were once part of an outdoor park museum in Lead, South Dakota. The park closed and the heads scattered. Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt reportedly are in North Dakota. A similar park with 43 Presidential busts in Virginia failed in 2010. I took these portraits with the iPhone Hipstamatic app.
May 13, 2017: Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska, is a boardwalk sitting on wooden stilts on the city's Eastside. From 1903-1954 Creek Street was Ketchikan's red-light district. Today it's a mixture of gift shops and museums. In 2014, Creek Street became listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
April 30, 1983: Rain forces members of the Valley View Junior High School's drill team to seek shelter under their banner before the Conejo Valley Days Parade in Thousand Oaks, California. Conejo Valley Days for 2020 has been canceled.
Aug. 19, 2015: Remains of an abandoned zoo at Two Guns, Arizona. In the background is the Canyon Diablo Bridge that was part of the old Route 66. Versions of the zoo date back to the 1920s. The current zoo remains date from the late 1960s
May 15, 2017: Waterdrops on leaves in Victoria, British Columbia, during misty rain. Victoria annually receives about 23 inches of rain, which is low by Pacific Northwest standards. Seattle averages 37 inches a year. Mountains to the west of Victoria block a lot of weather. The village of Port Renfrew, about a two-hour drive west of Victoria, averages 80 inches a year.
My thoughts on images past and present.