Ronald Reagan 1984
Since I was there, my estimate is 20,000 Reagan supporters and 5,000 photographers. Or I could say 4, 999 photographers and me from the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle.
Recently I uploaded ten images from the 1984 event to my flickr account.
LA Times From the Archive Reagan post
my Flickr 1984 Reagan pics
My other LA Times From the Archive posts
They're taking my Kodachrome away! update
21/10/10 11:40 Filed in: Kodachrome
Part two: film has arrived.
Last week my first two rolls of Kodachrome arrived. An old Canon Rebel was loaded, but so far I have only exposed about a half a roll. I've been very busy with work and the Los Angeles Times From the Archive blog — a blatant plug.
More to come. In the meantime I ran the above image through Topaz Simplify, below. I call it my ghost of Kodachrome.
New Triforium image
20/10/10 01:43 Filed in: Downtown Los Angeles
My walk Tuesday night was over to the Triforium in downtown Los Angeles. On a wet night my self-assignment was reflections in water puddles.
Vietnam Moving Wall - 1986
The Moving Wall, a half size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village in November, 1986. Photo by Scott Harrison/The News Chronicle
Tonight I uploaded 63 photos from the 1986 visit of The Moving Wall to flickr. Enjoy.
Flickr set: The Moving Wall 1986
They're taking my Kodachome away!
07/10/10 00:39 Filed in: Kodachrome
Kodachrome's days are numbered. Lets see, 78 days till Christmas means 83 days till they take my Kodachrome away.
Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, is the last Kodachrome processing lab anywhere. December 30, 2010, is the last day they will run Kodachrome.
Announcement at Dwayne's Photo: "Film that is not in our lab by noon on December 30th will not be processed."
That is blunt. That is cruel. That is bye bye Kodachrome.
So time to check Ebay. Yep - Kodachrome prices are dropping. I got two rolls for five bucks, but six bucks shipping. My June Ebay price check found Kodachrome mucho higher.
Good old supply and demand. In January, no processing, no demand. Sellers better unload now.
So tonight, paypal. Next week I get my Kodachrome!
Part 2: What should I shoot?
Email suggestions on my "Contact Scott" page.
Rainbows vs Sunsets
01/10/10 11:04 Filed in: Downtown Los Angeles
Wednesday's sunset was special. First during my dinner break I grabbed some shots of this rainbow over Los Angeles City Hall. I gave my card to a photo editor and went back out for a walk. During my walk I shot the sunset below.
When I got back, one of the City Hall images was posted on LA Now and was published in Thursday's Los Angeles Times. Personally I like my sunset image better. This was the third time I have shot rainbows over LA City Hall.