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Life in the Underground

The Underground is an interesting place to exist. Although the census counts millions of people that inhabit the zone, we all live alone. For Instance, the Wizard only shows up on the beaches of Oceanside to laugh at the fools and check out the Bikinis. He likes the juke on the main drag. He says the dirty fries are the best in the city. I should talk to him but I won’t. I have imagined an entire back story for this old man and I’m sure he will ruin it. So I will let him play the role that I…


Sometimes part is better than whole. We can be inundated with photos of cars and other large forms that are so complicated that we get lost in the image. Vintage automobiles tend to have identifiable traits, like grill, fender, hood ornament or tail fins. These traits can be exploited by a savvy shooter. Notice three things about this image that I think are important. The first is that it is Back-lit. I didn’t really have a choice here but I like the way it turned out. Back lighting can cause lens flare but that isn’t always bad. Second, notice the…

Looking Into The Orange Street Alley

I was stuck for something to shoot. I had heard about a place in Redlands California. It is an alley with muralism and multicolored umbrellas as the overhead cover. It is located on Orange Street so it is call “The Orange Street Alley”. This is one of my favorite Street photos. The color and the shadow work well together. Besides it’s just plain cool.