Orchid & Bomber

I was in the small town of Guadalupe yesterday and saw this in the window of a Chinese restaurant. I found the contrast interesting. The place was closed so I couldn’t ask about it. One could say it’s a statement about peace and war like the 60’s when the hippie’s put flowers in the businessend of a solder’s rifle.  Or it could be that the owner just put them there for no reason.  I may go back when they’re open and ask – or just let it be a mystery.

Red and Green

Red and Green (1 of 1)

I make a weekly trek to San Luis Obispo to pick up whole beans at Peet’s Coffee.  It’s a busy and active place with a lot of foot traffic which makes it an interesting place for people watching.  This lady asked if I was “taking a picture of the pretty geraniums”?  Little did she know.

She’s Gone

She's Gone

I have been playing around with film and on the way home the Amtrak passed me.  I decided to pull into the station to look around.  I observed this gentleman hug is wife and put her on the train.  He stayed to watch her leave as did I.


Bubble Gum Alley

Bubble Gum Wall (1 of 1)

Most residences and many visitors of San Luis Obispo, CA have seen this strange tourist attraction but for all the rest of you I wanted to share.  Both sides of the alley, which is 15 feet high and 70 feet long, is literally covered by gum.  I happened to park right in front of it this morning and even though I’ve seen it hundreds of times I had not shot it.  Now I have.

Street Shooting

I’m not a street shooter but I’ve been reading various blogs about it. One that I like is @EricKimphoto who writes and makes videos with a lot of enthusiasm.  I’m not ready to stick my camera in someone’s face yet but with zone focusing you can shoot from the hip which is what I did here.  I though the clouds reflected in the cafe window was interesting.  Taken in Annapolis, MD.