Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 2

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 2

A Torrey Pine Pinus torreyana outside the Visitor’s Center parking lot of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. north of La Jolla, CA Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This species is endangered, (with [according to Wikipedia] about 3000 specimens known) as it only grows in or near the reserve, and on one Channel Island, (Santa Rosa Island) in the coastal sage and chaparral communities. (much reduced by home and industrial construction since 1900)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-02 15:12:46

Tagged: , Torrey Pine , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , geotagged

SY BofA 2k

SY BofA 2k

The San Ysidro, CA Bank of America, at East San Ysidro Blvd and Olive Drive. Taken in 2000 by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal color & gamma correction dine in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

I have no idea if the branch still looks like this… but it was still open in January 2013. (the last time I was in S.Y., and was by the place – I was driving, so I wasn’t able to note details…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-26 15:38:31

Tagged: , Bank of America , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

SD trolley 1016

SD trolley 1016

San Diego Trolley # 1016, a Siemans-Duwag U2 from the second group of 1982, "steams" into the Bayer Avenue station, northbound, in San Ysidro, CA on what is now the Blue Line. (I don’t remember if the line was called that when this shot was taken…) Taken in 2000 by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Exposure is in the 1/15 to 1/8 second range, wide open, panning used. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust reduction, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. This is about as naturalistic as I can get the color, given the mix of lighting sources! (Mercury vapor, Sodium vapor, and fading twilight outside, tungsten headlights, and flourescent lighting inside the car…)

I’m waiting for a southbound to take me to the border, (the next stop…) bound for Tijuana.

The entire 1### series of the San Diego Trolley was retired in January of 2015, BTW.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-04 17:35:01

Tagged: , San Diego Trolley , Siemans-Duwag , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 1

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 1

A Torrey Pine Pinus torreyana exhibiting "salt pruning" growing in the Torrey Pines State Reserve near La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This species is endangered, (with [according to Wikipedia] about 3000 specimens known) as it only grows in or near the reserve, and on one Channel Island, (Santa Rosa Island) in the coastal sage and chaparral communities. (much reduced by home and industrial construction since 1900)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-01 16:24:52

Tagged: , Torrey Pine , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Killdeer , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Motel room SY 2k!

Motel room SY 2k!

The interior of Room 122 of the San Ysidro, CA Motel-6. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-29 16:09:03

Tagged: , Motel-6 , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Qbird TPSP 2k

Qbird TPSP 2k

Unknown bird, possibly a White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys, perched on a fence south of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped ruthlessly to squareish and additional gamma correction done in Piknik®.

Sorry I can’t be more certain of the bird species, but this is as close as the bird would let me get, and I only had the normal lens with me…

Visible beyond the fence is the "gliderport" access path to Black’s Beach. (San Diego’s [in]famous nude beach)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-30 16:28:10

Tagged: , bird , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged , squareish

M-6 SY 2k 2

M-6 SY 2k 2

The San Ysidro Motel-6’s south wing, north side. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer with an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Seen from near the entrance of the next-door Denny’s. I moved about 10" east (left) between the prior shot and this one, so that pickup wouldn’t block the view.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-28 17:36:34

Tagged: , Motel-6 , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Cat SY 2k

Cat SY 2k

A cat, possibly a feral, slinking down the path to this cambio (money exchange) and Mexican car insurance agency in San Ysidro, CA. San Ysidro Blvd. is out of frame, to the left. There’s a feeding station set up out of sight behind the building. Taken by an Olympus OM1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal, gamma and color correction don in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

The blue cast is some sort of processing error that shows up in various spots in this roll…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-25 16:01:13

Tagged: , cat , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Border chopper 2 SY

Border chopper 2 SY

One of the border Helicopters that Uncle Sam was using to try to keep illegal immigration down in 2000. Taken in San Ysidro, CA by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal color & gamma correction dine in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped ruthlessly to square.

That was the only lens I had with me at the time…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-26 15:42:08

Tagged: , helicopter , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400VC , geotagged

Cambio Willow & SYB, SY 2k

Cambio Willow & SYB, SY 2k

A picture of the front of the cambio (money exchange) posted yesterday, which is at Willow Road and E. San Ysidro Blvd. with two cats. (one at, one approaching the feeding station mentioned then.) Taken in San Ysidro, CA by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal color & gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-26 15:40:16

Tagged: , cat , San Ysidro, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged