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Isleton and Locke

I visited a part of California I never knew existed with the Johnstone Clan. What a great day it was…

Built by the Chinese early in the 20th century, Locke, California is 14 acres of quaintness. The main drag – about three blocks long – is a hodgepodge of rotting and twisty woodwork – an exquisite state of decay. The few remaining inhabitants operate a couple of museums and galleries filled with curiosities. If you ever visit Locke, you can find a decent steak or burger at Al the Wop’s.

On a side note, this was an excellent opportunity to put the new Fuji X100F through its paces. I am amazed at how much of an improvement this version is over its predecessor. If you must, check out a few reviews, and then buy it.

Women’s March, Oakland

Oakland’s contribution to world-wide protests against the Trumpocalypse was as colorful as you would expect. The peaceful event lifted my spirits and those of the estimated 85,000+ who participated. Way to go women (and men) of Oakland!

The rest of the day’s shots are here.

Thermofisher Ad

Well, we gave up on the Lombard Street idea. I thought it was an impossible shot, and it turned out I was right about that. So, we opted for another iconic Bay Area view.

What I like most is that this piece will be printed 6 x 4 FEET in size, and hung around Thermofisher offices world-wide.

Click here if you’d like to see the full-resolution shot.

John and Michael

I love it when this happens.

While walking on the course today, I asked Tom’s sons John and Michael to pose for a quick shot. And I do mean quick. This shot was done in maybe five seconds.

I knew instantly that I wanted to give it a retro treatment like this. It’s no surprise that my handsome subjects were perfect, but I didn’t see the golf clubs or the ball on the ground, which totally add to the shot. Nice!

Click for a higher resolution.

Walking in the ‘hood

Shot with my Nexus 5X, which, as you can see, makes a pretty decent camera.

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