The Green Hornet and Kato

TV heroes the Green Hornet and Kato pose in front of the Black Beauty car.
Like a flashback to 1966, these guys looked almost exactly like Van Williams and Bruce Lee from the iconic television show. Behind them is the Black Beauty car, customized by Dean Jeffries. Photographed at the Culver City Car Show on film with my Nimslo quadra lens camera in 2010.

Bryce Canyon Pinnacle

Upward viewpoint of a colorful, towering rock peak, with foreground pine trees.
This view was from deep within the ravine of Bryce Canyon National Park. My camera was outfitted with a circular polarizing filter, which deepened the sky. Photographed in 1992 on Kodachrome film.

Topiary Dinosaur

Giant dinosaur sculpture made of living plants.
The 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California is a popular destination for both the locals and tourists. Throughout the walkway are numerous living dinosaur sculptures, which look like giant Chia Pets! Photographed in 2015.

Sacred Bamboo

Vivid red and green leaves of the Heavenly Bamboo plant.
The brightly colored leaves and intense red berries of this Nandina plant, aka Heavenly Bamboo, provided a vibrant complementary color scheme for this photo. Native to eastern Asia, the plant is actually an evergreen shrub and not a bamboo at all. Photographed with my iPhone.

Tangled Beauty

Beautiful woman in leopard bikini wrapped in a fishing net.
Exquisite Beverly was "caught" in a fisherman's net during this photo shoot at a make-believe wharf setting in 1992. I used my Nimslo quadra lens 3D camera to capture this image, which can also be viewed in stereo in the 3D Glamour Gallery.

Diamond T Fire Truck

Red antique fire truck at Alcatraz penitentiary.
This historical vehicle was the actual fire truck used at Alcatraz, America's most feared prison. When the penitentiary closed in 1963, the truck was a wreck. It was hauled away, and ultimately restored to original condition by Nevada prison inmates, which seemed oddly appropriate. Now the Diamond T Fire Truck is back at Alcatraz Island, and has been viewed by millions of visitors. Photographed in 2011.

Golden Blooms

A mass of brilliant yellow flowers.
The vividly colored, velvety flowers of the plant known as Kangaroo Paw is a popular decoration in Southern California landscapes. As you might guess from the name, it is native to Australia. Photographed while on a neighborhood walk with my iPhone.

Zion Riverbed

Rocky stream bed with colorful tree and mountain in the background.
I once took a short trip to Zion National Park to shoot photos. This rock-strewn dry stream bed with colorful trees and mountain was an intriguing sight. Captured on Kodachrome film in 1992.

Army Girl

Pretty woman in camouflage outfit.
The enchanting model Lisa looked absolutely amazing in her camouflage military outfit. Photographed with Nikon equipment on Fujichrome Velvia film in 1992.

Lil' Redd Wrecker

Hot rod tow truck
I photographed this outrageous hot-rod truck at the 2015 Culver City Car Show. The vehicle had a history as strange as its appearance. Originally painted blue, and named the Turnpike Hauler, it was built from scratch by Dick Dean from an Ed Newton design for Bob Reisner and Jay Ohrberg's California Show Cars in 1970. It was basically an "all show, no go" art car made for display only. Around 1974 it was acquired by customizer George Barris, who painted it red and renamed it Lil' Redd Wrecker, as a promotional tie-in with Redd Foxx, star of the popular TV show Sanford & Son. Barris brazenly claimed credit for building it, in lettered paint right on the vehicle, when all he really did was give it a makeover! Currently the Wrecker is owned and on display at the Galpin Auto Sports museum in Los Angeles.

Melrose Biker Woman

Woman reclining on a motorcycle.
Back in 1991, I was walking along the hip and trendy Melrose Ave in Los Angeles, when I encountered this flamboyantly dressed lady lounging on a Harley. It seemed to me that she was not really a biker babe, but a model taking a break from a photo shoot. Since I had my Nikon with me, I captured the moment on Kodachrome film.

Reaching to Heaven

A worms-eye view of the branches and leaves of a tree.
Looking upward, from under a massive tree, I was fascinated by the wonderful structures and patterns silhouetted against the sky. Photographed at the Foster Botanical Gardens in Honolulu, Hawaii.