Abstracts

Gray Door, East Palo Alto

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In 1978, the seedy urban areas around East Palo Alto were being gentrified.  This was one of the old industrial buildings marked for demolition.

Century View 8×10 320mm 1/15 f22 no filter Tri-X Iso 160 normal development in HC-110.

Otter Rock, Point Lobos

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Photographing at Point Lobos in Big Sur, California in 1979, I found this water-carved rock that reminded me of a sea otter floating on its back.

Gowland Pocket View 90mm 1/60 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110

Guard House, Tower of London, England

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On a whirlwind business trip to 4 countries in 6 days in 1974, there was very little time for shooting.  I did manage to make this image despite the Bobbies who were suspicious of my intentions.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed normally.

Urban Birches, New York City

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I encountered this scene in Midtown Manhattan early one morning in 1974.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 no filter Tri-X rated ISO 160 normal processing in HC-110.

Wacky House, Palo Alto

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Diving north on I280 near the San Andreas Fault in 1976, I saw this unusual home to the east.

Gowland Pocket View 1/15, f22 no filter, Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2.

Weed and Mud, South San Francisco Bay

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The Circle Star Theater was a performance venue in San Carlos south of San Francisco, California off of Highway 101 in 1979; it has since been demolished.  If one could find a legal place to stop  east of the Highway, there are some very interesting mud flats.  The mud can be treacherous, so extreme caution and a partner are advised.

Gowland Pocket View 90mm 1/30 F22 K2 filter, Tri-X rated ISO 160 and processed N-2 in HC-110.

Menorah, Palo Alto 2

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Espaliered fruit tree seen in Old Palo Alto, California in 1980.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 Tri-X rated 160 ISO no filter normal processing in HC-110

Menorah, Palo Alto 1

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Espaliered fruit tree seen in Old Palo Alto, California in 1980.

Gowland Pocket View 4×5 90mm 1/30 f16 Tri-X rated 160 ISO no filter normal processing in HC-110.

Flying Horse

Found art on a pavement in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2003.

Minotla DiMAGE 7Hi, 17mm 1/60 at f5.6  ISO 100.

Back Stage Santa Fe Masonic Hall

During a class at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops on natural light portraiture in 2006, I made this atmospheric abstraction.

Sigma SD-14 22mm  0.3 sec at f4.0  ISO 100.

Rocks and Ice Plant, Point Lobos

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While photographing at Point Lobos in 1979, I saw an interesting pattern in the rocks and ice plant that seemed to suggest a brontosaurus.  The low contrast subject required underexposure and push processing of a high-silver film to bring out the details.

Century View 8×10 320mm lens 1/15 at f22 with a K2 Yellow filter, Super-XX film rated ISO 160 and processed N+2 in HC-110.