Point Lobos (161216)

Recently, I took a friend to Point Lobos State Park, just South of Carmel, CA.  There is photography history there as we first stopped at Weston Beach, named after the Ed Weston's Family.  In the first photograph taken by Dwight Morita, it may look like I just got drenched, but I didn't.  It does show what photographers do to find the photograph.  The second image is what I saw from the vantage point.

 

Yosemite Fall Colors (161114)

Ok, so I did mention Fall colors and gave you a black and white photograph.  So below are a couple with Fall colors.  This is as of November 6, 2016.  The leaves may have fallen by now, but there were plenty of trees that hadn't turned at that time.

 

Yosemite Fall 2016

Just this past weekend, I was able to go to Yosemite National Park in the valley.  The water is running and Fall colors are appearing.  The animals are present.  Many deer, a bear with a cub and a bobcat all were visible in the daylight hours.

Just Photograph

Early this year, I just decided to try to take on self imposed projects.  The first of these is the walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.  Each time I crossed the bridge early in the morning, I looked for visual elements that most people would not stop to look at.  Another thing I intentionally tried was to make elements of the bridge appear as it were something else.  Like the bridge lights look much like people walking in a line.  So the idea was to just go an photograph.

Rolleiflex 3.5A

140905  Rolleiflex 3.5A

Rolleiflex 3.5A

Today, I wanted to talk about the Rolleiflex 3.5.  If you are old enough, you may remember in the 60’s when Dad would spend much time taking a picture of the family and we all had to stand still until the shutter was released.  Even at that, our heads would be cut off in the picture.  Ok, maybe not every time.  When my Dad passed away in 1993, he left a Rolleiflex 3.5.  I started to photograph with this camera and thought the negative was fantastic.  This is when I started to really develop an interest in photography.

In looking at the serial numbers website, I found that it is a Rolleiflex 3.5A; Automat Rolleiflex Model 4; or a MX(Type 1), three different names.  Several years ago, I had Manfred at International Camera Tech in Mountain View clean it up and refurbish some parts.  Since 1993, I have acquired other cameras in different formats, so working with the Rollei 3.5 was put on the shelf.  Just recently, I decided to take it out for a spin and found pleasing results.  All the photographs were taken with a tripod.  However, when at the Legion of Honor Museum composing the “Thinker”, a security guard walked by and said, “No Tripods.  You can hand hold and shoot, but no tripods.”  Of course I took a quick snap of the shutter and packed up to leave.  The three images come from that same roll.

Thanks to my Dad.

Thinker at the Legion of Honor Museum

Thinker at the Legion of Honor Museum

Land's End Study 02

Land's End Study 02

Land's End Study 01

Land's End Study 01