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Monday, June 23, 2008
I almost didn't post this one. But it makes me laugh and besides you should never be embarrassed about where you came from, about your roots. This is a photo of my folks in 1969 right after they had bought some land in Healdsburgs Dry Creek Valley for about 30 grand (now worth about 5 million) and before a Wild Fire destroyed the house they built by hand and the surrounding area. They would later re-build another house on the land and have me (in 1973) But this is one of the only remaining photos from that era which survived the fire (due partly to the fact that it was taken by my Grandfather and made into a Slide on a visit out here) My Mom (25) is pregnant with my sister and my Dad (27) was teaching Philosophy at San Francisco State.
I've been working on a Project to convert old slides from my Grandfather to Digital Form and ran across these photos from 1970. They are from my Grandparents house outside Mexico City which was up in the Hills looking down on the lights. What's spectacular about it is it was built from this Lava Rock which you can see in the background and featured this brilliant pool, and Atrium area . Looks very refreshing...
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I've been working on a Project to convert all of my Grandfathers old slides into Digital Form and make a slide show out of them and finally got started on it this weekend. Amazingly the quality of the slides comes through very well and the photos are priceless. These are from a trip to Saudi Arabia and working a Pipeline in Mexico...
Rasta The Dog woke me up barking (presumably at the full moon or a brush rabbit) at 4am and after I went out and whistled for her to come in I stood on the deck for a moment and took in the full moon and stars which lit up the sky. Apparently the bright star right next to the moon was Jupitar and Im not the only one who saw it:
I tried to capture the same moon tonight using a 10 second shutter speed. The result was something that resembled a Midnight Sun...interesting that the Moon has enough light on it's own that no flash is required...
CK June 2008