Tropical Canopy

Upward view of exotic trees in Hawaii

I was wandering around Honolulu's Foster Botanical Gardens back in 2008, taking in the exotic scenery. Looking up, I marveled at the incredible variety of shapes silhouetted against the sky.

Maiden and Warrior

A maiden and warrior in a Renaissance Fair setting

I attended the Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California in 1988, and enjoyed all the fantastic cosplay. These people looked great in their outfits, appropriately dressed for the Renaissance period, yet somehow traces of the 80's are evident. This image was photographed with my Nimslo quadra lens camera on negative film. It can be seen in stereo on the 3D Variety page.

Ceramic Paradise

Pottery store with giant asian head

The exotic entryway to Jackalope Pottery entices visitors to experience it's Zen vibe. The store seems like an oasis in an otherwise industrial area of North Hollywood, providing for an interesting photo.

Colossal Clown Sign

Giant neon clown sign along a road

Located along a rather dreary section of Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood, stands the famous gigantic clown sign, guaranteed to grab your attention. Outlined in neon for maximum impact at night, the demented clown has enticed customers to enter Circus Liquor since the Sixties. Photographed in 2018 with a Canon PowerShot S90 camera.

Venice Canals

Waterfront canal houses

The Venice Canals of Southern California were originally inspired by the famous canals in Italy. Created in 1905, they were once very extensive, but now only a small section remains. I was working at a visual effects studio in Venice, and would often take walks along the wonderful canals during lunch time. I captured this shot with the best camera, a.k.a. the one I had with me, my trusty iPhone.

Natal Lily

A group of Clivia plants with bright orange flowers

Adorning the grounds of the UCLA Sculpture Garden, these brilliant orange blossoms of Clivia Miniata were a treat for the eyes. The plant is a shade lover, originally native to South Africa, with large strap-like leaves. The amazing flowers typically bloom in the spring. Photographed with my iPhone in 2017.

Devil's Punchbowl Rock Formations

Conglomerate boulders in front of a dramatic landscape

One of Southern California's "secret" natural wonders is the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area. It features incredible tilted sedimentary rock formations that were carved by water runoff from nearby mountains. The location is excellent for hiking, rock climbing, and photography! I shot this image in the early nineties on Fujichrome Velvia film.

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