Mar 30, 2009

Mar 22, 2009

Pictures of a Windy Day in the Valley

Wacky weather today. Sun in, sun out, crazy winds and a patch of rain.

Sit down weary traveler. Or not. The old chair dumped on the street was far too obvious for a picture, but what the heck.

I deeply apologize about the blatant juxtaposition of the boat dumped under the no dumping sign. My feeble excuse is that I didn't set it up, just found it that way.

There is nothing wrong with having a life size horse statue in your front yard. The squirrel certainly doesn't think so.

Mar 9, 2009

Altadena Security

Business took me to Pasadena today, and as always I followed it up with a fact finding trip in the hollowed hills of Altadena. I believe I found the entrance to the zany Zorthian place, but that's for another day. The most important fact I uncovered this time, was that Altadenians employ unorthodox security systems.

I stopped to take pictures of this interesting looking house...

...and found that it was guarded by garden pixies who were hiding in the grass, outside the low brick wall fence. I have no idea about the effectiveness of this security system. I was more impressed by the next one I found:

No god - or deer - fearing burglar would dare to break into this house. It probably has vicious bunny rabbits hiding in the flower bed.

In the back there was a second deer - with a piglet on his head. Even the most hardened criminals would be scared off by this deadly deer-piglet combo.

Down the block a house sported a cryptic sign: "WE MUST STOP KILLING US"

With my nerves in tatters I fled.

By the way the light was very interesting; foreboding dark clouds, but the sun broke out here and there, at an angle. The result was a contrast of warm light and angry dark skies.

Mar 2, 2009


Colonel Bremerton's Last Stand

I had a version of this as a header for a few days, but it was too bulky for that.

It's a combination of found and my own photos. I don't like explaining what an image "means." In my opinion it's up to the viewer.

In college I used to be into digital image making, but to be honest, I was not very good at it. I had a few successful pieces, but most were mediocre.