San Francisco Airport
30/12/11 11:57 Filed in: iPhone iPad
This new iOS image of the day was taken at San Francisco Airport with iPhone app "You Gotta See This." This app automatically assembles a photo collage after shooting a burst of images. I usually save the collage with black background — called "Dark Table Collage."
Once in my iPad, I used mysterious light FX in DynaLight HD. Then lightened image in Photogene. These two steps added color and contrast to print edges in the photo collage. Once prep work done, went into ArtiistaOil and used oil impressionism 09. I do not like the blur added by ArtistaOil, so off into Photogene to sharpen.
Flickr iOS Nov/Dec 2011 set.
Only eight days behind
29/12/11 00:50 Filed in: iPhone iPad
I just uploaded three more of my iOS pics of the day project. After almost 12 months, I am only 8 days behind. It may take a few days of 2012 to finish my 2011 pic of the day project, but I think the photography gods will forgive me.
The photo above was shot at the Wings Over Camarillo air show this last summer. In Photogene used dramatic black and white. In PhotoStudio HD used old sketch. Image looked muddy so went into Photogene and used auto histogram to lighten. Last step was in PicGrunger using cracked at 75%, pulp texture and border on.
My iOS flickr Nov/Dec gallery.
Santa at LA Times
Now this post is nothing but a plug for the From the Archive blog at the Los Angeles Times.
After the recent Los Angeles Times 130 Anniversary special section and online gallery, I was asked to select about 30 of the images, plus a couple of Holiday images, for the outside display at the Los Angeles Times. So of course, I picked my favorite Santa image from the Here Comes Santa Clause From the Archive post.
The display was set up last week on the Los Angeles Times exterior at the corner of 2nd and Spring in downtown LA - photo above.
Holiday displays - set to music
21/12/11 08:18 Filed in: Thousand Oaks
Sunday night I found three Holiday Displays set to music up and running in Newbury Park. All you need is an fm-radio. Signs at each stop give the frequency.
The sites are at:
538 Brisbaine, off Kimber
5209 Via Jacinto in Dos Vientos.(Photo above) Related web site:
5332 Via Patricia in Dos Vientos (Photo below) Conejo Valley Guide article.
A fourth display, at the top of Eagle Ridge Street, is not up and running this year. The family appears to have moved.
This was my third year of getting out and checking the displays. All three sites had a steady stream of cars driving by, so be patient and remember the neighbors.
Holiday display - Walter Ave
20/12/11 21:39 Filed in: Thousand Oaks
Sunday evening I had a chance to visit some holiday displays around Newbury Park. Time permitting, I will post some this week. The first, above, is on Walter Ave., just south of Kimber. For the last several years, this home has been one of the best around.
I lost my plane in San Francisco
14/12/11 21:55 Filed in: iPhone iPad
Last weekend was a quick family trip to Bend, Oregon, with an unplanned eight hour stopover at San Francisco International Airport. I had time to play!
The only camera traveling with me was the new iPhone 4s. Most of my images were from the exhibit Television: TV in the Antenna Age. Besides regular images, I took some with the collage iPhone app You Gotta See This!
In addition, I had fun with Slit Scan, turning it on the nearby people movers — above photo.
Here are the results: San Francisco Airport flickr set slideshow.
On Friday, I missed my flight from LAX. Ended up flying standby to San Francisco, then waited eight hours to fly to Redmond, Oregon.
The kicker was on Monday. Was onboard my return flight from Frisco to LAX when United cancelled the flight. The newly merged United - Continental maintenance folks could not agree on how to do a five minute engine test. Each airline had a different procedure. So after 45 minutes of useless phone calls, United cancelled the flight and moved everyone to a larger aircraft. I was three hours late getting home.
Remembering Pearl Harbor
07/12/11 09:35 Filed in: From the Archive
Last week I put together this 40 photo gallery on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Today's From the Archive are images from Dec. 7 and Dec 8 from crowds gathered at Pershing Square - with U.S. Army anti-aircraft equipment.
Tomorrow's LA Times From the Archive posted early. Can you guess where a Pearl Harbor Japanese Midget submarine showed up in 1942?
LA Times 130th
06/12/11 09:38 Filed in: From the Archive
Sunday, Dec. 4, was the 130th anniversary of the Los Angeles Times. A 130 photo gallery went live and today, Tuesday, Dec. 6, a 32 page tabloid section was published. Since I have been doing the From the Archive blog for 18 months now, I became very involved with this 130th project.
Check out the 130th photo gallery - Capturing History as it was Made. and if you live in Southern California, check out the 32 page special section.
Goodby Lamppost Pizza
04/12/11 18:09 Filed in: Thousand Oaks
Had a sad lunch today at the Newbury Park Lamppost Pizza. Today the restaurant closes.
Over the last 15 years I attended many kids and soccer team parties at Lamppost. So I had to say goodbye.
So I had a slice of pizza and salad. During commercials in the New York Giants vs Green Bay Packers football game I just looked around for one last time.
The model train was still there, but not running — see photo. The trophy case was full of team photos. At 3pm in the afternoon, the place was about a third full. One family was having cake and ice-cream for a youngster's birthday — maybe the last party.
One employee confirmed it was the last day, and some of the employees are being laid off.
For more check out this story by Conejo Joe at Conejo Valley Guide.
The photos in this combo above were shot with an iPhone 4s. Good excuse to try out the camera.
01/12/11 11:52 Filed in: From the Archive
My Los Angeles Times From the Archive post today didn't need any research — since it's my photo. After 18 months of posting everyone else's images, it's my turn. This image was taken on Nov. 29, 1996 while on a family weekend in Big Bear. Its snow from snow-making machines driven by winds at Bear Mountain near Big Bear Lake.
Check out my full From the Archive post.