Banning, CA: An Autumn Classic

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021 in Location Photography, Uncategorized | No Comments
Banning, CA: An Autumn Classic

With summer’s heat behind us, and the arrival of the cooler days of autumn, this Liquidambar tree around the corner from my house has become a kaleidoscope of color. I couldn’t resist making a few pictures, as the leaves change from green to red, orange & yellow.  

Banning, CA: A Splash Of Color

Posted by on Oct 13, 2021 in Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA: A Splash Of Color

Recently I borrowed a copy of “The Practice of Contemplative Photography: Seeing the World with Fresh Eyes,” from my local library. The theme of the book reminded me of my college art history classes and stories about the influence of Zen philosophy on the photography of Alfred Stieglitz, Minor White and especially the abstract focus […]

Palm Springs, CA: Not Sure What All The Fuss Is About

Posted by on Jul 5, 2021 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Palm Springs, CA: Not Sure What All The Fuss Is About

After a protracted battle, Seward Johnson’s “Forever Marilyn” statue has been installed in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. Some objected to the placement, thinking the 26-foot-tall aluminum and steel sculpture, depicting a scene from the 1955 comedy, “The Seven-Year Itch,” appears to be flashing the museum to the rear, and a misogynistic objectification […]

Banning, CA: A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Posted by on Jan 23, 2021 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA:  A “Chamber of Commerce” View Following Storm

Following a storm a few weeks ago I woke up early to find the mountains flanking the San Gorgonio Pass shrouded in fresh snow. Instead of taking my usual morning walk, I drove up to a turnout on Hwy 243 for an unobstructed view. This image is four frames from a Nikon full-frame DSLR stitched […]

Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Posted by on Oct 18, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning Street Drags: Run Whatcha Brung

Banning’s on-again, off-again love affair with drag racing entered another chapter this weekend as Banning Street Drags utilized the Banning Airport for two days of drag racing.

Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Events, Location Photography | No Comments
Banning, CA: “Hot August Nights” Steamrolls into Old Town

Vintage car aficionados flocked to Old Town Banning on Friday for the first “Hot August Nights” car show. Sponsored by the Banning Chamber of Commerce and held concurrently with Banning Market Night, the event featured displays of vintage automobiles from across the Inland Empire, including the beautiful 1956 Chevy Belair displayed by Mike Mendoza of […]

Bobcats In My Back Yard: The Sequel

Posted by on Jun 2, 2020 in Location Photography | No Comments
Bobcats In My Back Yard: The Sequel

Sunday morning, I heard something scratching on one of the palm trees and a couple of crows were making a terrible racket in the back yard. I looked out and spotted not one, but two bobcat kittens, climbing on the tree. I grabbed my camera and caught this one in the act, while the other […]

Banning, CA: Spring Has Sprung!

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Location Photography, Uncategorized | No Comments
Banning, CA: Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung here in Banning. I spotted this mallard hen with her seven ducklings near the golf course by my home at Sun Lakes Country Club this morning. Despite much of the world being on lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, life has continued.