August 2, 2009: Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. On October 1, 1910, a bomb went off in a previous Los Angeles Times building, killing 20 employees. I am spending time today remembering. https://www.latimes.com/visuals/photography/la-me-fw-archives-the-1910-bombing-of-the-los-angeles-times-20180612-htmlstory.html
Sep. 11, 2021: Infrared image of the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, California. 720nm filter at 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 100.
Sep. 22, 2021: Mast rises above the water on a foggy morning in Morro Bay, marking Lady Maxine's location that sank on July 28, 2021. The 1970s era fishing boat reportedly was in derelict condition and moored for decades in Morro Bay.
Sep. 8, 2021: About 150 volunteers installed The Waves of Flags 9/11 Memorial at Pepperdine University Thursday afternoon in Malibu, California. The placement of almost 3,000 flags began about 4:30 in the afternoon and took about 90 minutes. Each American or foreign flag represents the life of one of the 2,977 people killed during the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania. Pepperdine University students began this memorial in 2008.
Sep. 4, 2021: A visitor to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library takes a photo of Air Force One. The modified Boeing 707 entered service in 1972 and served presidents until being retired in 2001. The pavilion displaying the aircraft opened in 2005.
Aug. 16, 2021: Infrared image taken at the Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks, California. The Gardens of the World park was given to the City of Thousand Oaks in 2001 by Ed and Lynn Hogan, owners of Pleasant Holidays.
Aug. 15, 2021: Canadian Geese flying into Rancho Simi Community Park Duck Pond this morning in Simi Valley, California.
Aug. 8, 2021: Image of pigeons at the Rancho Simi Community Park, aka "Duck Pond," in Simi Valley, California, taken with a slow shutter speed of one-fifth a second.
June 17, 2021: The 60-foot tall Ames Monument sits at the summit of the First Transcontinental Railroad at 8,247 feet, 20 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. Brothers Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, Jr., are credited for completing the Union Pacific portion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
American architect H.H. Richardson designed the pyramid, which included two nine-foot-tall bas-relief portraits of the Ames brothers. When completed in 1882, U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes attended the dedication ceremonies.
July 27, 2021: Bronze sculpture "Three Generations" in front of the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks. The 1992 Norman Rockwell-style sculpture by Ann LaRose sits in deep shade underneath a couple of trees. The heavily backlit location makes photographing the sculpture a challenge. To get this image, I took advantage of this morning's heavy cloud clover and the Pro Camera app's HDR function to get this iPhone capture. I like this sculpture, but not the green bird waste. Time for cleaning!
My thoughts on images past and present.