Fourth in a series.
So long 2020. Go easy on us, 2021.
I maaaaay have taken a picture or two of this sign.
It stood at Washington and El Camino in Santa Clara, not far from the SCU campus, on a corner lot filled with old, dilapidated bungalows.
I drove past this sign on my way to, and from, work, every weekday for 8 years.
Some shots were taken with film cameras, some with digital.
I recall riding my bike the nearly 2.5 mile trip from our home down El Camino one Saturday morning – with a bag of cameras – to shoot this awesome sign.
A relic of a bygone era.
Sadly, the sign is no longer standing.
I checked Google Maps Street View and all that remains is an empty lot with a tan colored slat/chainlink fence surrounding it.
I’d bet it’s likely condos or high-density housing fill the lot today.
I hope someone saved the sign.
I joined in on a photo stroll with a new club I learned about a few months back.
The Round Rock Image Creators had their first walk yesterday in Georgetown. Yup. Right smack dab in the middle of the town’s annual Poppy Festival.
A short drive from our house, I got there about 8 a.m. to make sure I could park near Town Square. Good strategy.
I slowly made my way to the neighborhood just north of all the festival activities, shooting my Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 with the Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S11 attached.
Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. I wanted to make sure I had a few shots in the can if I don’t get a chance to get out.
After about 45 minutes of walking around I headed back to the Escape to switch cameras for the stroll. I also brought the Panny GX8 with the ƒ2.8/12-40 Pro.
Anyway, a small group of folks from the club met at the north steps of the courthouse and proceeded to walk pretty much the same route I had earlier, but this time around the streets were abuzz with people and vehicles lined up for the Festival’s parade.
Naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
That made for lots of good shooting. And, naturally, I lost the RRIC group somewhere along the line.
Perfect timing, just like when I organized a stroll around the Day of the Dead parade in Austin back in November of 2011. Shooting in the staging area makes for a lot of up-close and unscripted moments.
I got to meet Chet Garner of Daytripper fame – one of my fave PBS shows here in Central Texas.
I didn’t stay for much longer and was able to get out of Georgetown without any problems, traffic-wise.
The color activity in the raised beds is heatin’ up! The ranunculus tubers are the latest to reveal their beauty, starting with this gorgeous red flower.
In Texas, Spring goes by incredibly fast, but it’ll be awesome to work in the yards again.