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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.

Andrew

The first of what I hope will be several shots of my favorite genius in one of his many workspaces.

I didn’t realize when I shot it, but at 70 images, this is the highest resolution image I ever made. It would print beautifully ten feet wide. I’d like to see that.

The featured image above has one of Lightroom’s Split Tone filters applied. I like the look. I’m very tempted to apply some worn edges to the image and beat it up a little.

The full-color image looks like this.

Happy Birthdays!

Jack and Tres are two of my favorite subjects, and their colorful, wildly-decorated loft is certainly one of the most interesting locations I know of.

Happy Birthdays to a couple of wonderful people!!

The rest of the evening’s images can be viewed here.

What Just Happened?

The excitement builds BFFs
Fancy feast WTF??

We went into it prepared for the worst, but as the energy and the volume level in the arena swelled into a raging torrent, we were swept into the madness. When it was over, we were utterly drained. Stunned. WTF?

Of course, none of this diminishes the fact that our beloved team got more than 99% of the way to a second consecutive championship. Well done Warriors. What a fantastic season!

Most High Mollusk

I don’t like to post sad news on thedude.com, but I cannot ignore the untimely loss of my long-time friend, JimmyD.

Suffice it to say that my memories of him and the amazingly great times we had over the last 50-odd years will live on forever. I know that all CLAMs will remember JimmyD forever as the Highest of all the Great Mollusks. I know he wouldn’t have wished for more.

Rest in peace, my Brother.

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