Friday, August 16, 2013

Ingomar Club

An exemplary example of Queen Anne style Victorian architecture, the Ingomar Club was originally the home of William Carson. Designed and built by brothers, Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom [contracted by Mr. Carson], the home was completed in 1883. The house is located in old town Eureka, California.

Zoltar Speaks

For some reason, this Zoltar's 
costume made the Prophetron 
look more like a pirate than 
a fortune teller. Not quite the 
impact of the original turbaned
Zoltar we all know from the 
film, Big.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Curly-Topped Cowboy

Benjamin F. Hickman

Mr. Benjamin F. Hickman was interred at Westport Cemetery in 1896 after a life of 56 years.

The Westport Cemetery was founded in 1882 at the north end of this small seaside town in Mendocino County, California. The cemetery occupies a very picturesque location situated on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A nice spot to spend eternity.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mary M. Charge

Ms. Mary M. Charge was interred at Stohlman Cemetery in 1912 after a life of 82 years. Like many Americans, Ms. Charge was an immigrant. Born in Germany, she traveled to America and settled, with family, in Sutter County. A land far from her ancestors.

The Stohlman Cemetery was founded in 1859 in Sutter County, California. There are 28 souls laid to rest in this small cemetery. The majority of its inhabitants were folks from somewhere else who decided that the rich soil of California was a good place to build a life.

It looks as though few people visit or care for this graveyard these days, but I was happy to stop and visit as I was driving through the area. I find that cemeteries can possess an incredible sense of history for a given place.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bob Creek & An Incoming Fog Bank

Bob Creek Pinhole

Another image made with the Zero Image 2000. Film; Ilford Delta 400 at approximately 4 seconds exposure. Some digital exposure manipulation was done on this image.

Pigeon Point Pinhole

For the past few months, I have been playing around with a Zero Image 2000 pinhole camera. To date, I am listing all my shots as 'test images.' This image, of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, was my first foray with color film loaded into this camera. Fujifilm Provia 400 at 3 seconds, cross-processed via C-41 [pushed one stop].


Sticker found on a newspaper dispenser; Newport, Oregon.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Chinese Temple: Oroville, California

The temple complex was built in 1863 by the then burgeoning Chinese population in and around the town of Oroville [located in Northern California]. This alter [shown], located in the Chan Room, is dedicated to Confucian meditation. The temple also houses rooms for Buddhist meditation and a council room that served the civil and cultural needs of the community. 

The temple now acts primarily as a museum and additional buildings have been added to house artifacts and art relative to the history of the area's Chinese community.