Thursday, December 10, 2015

Just an old Oak memorial

I had some free time before a party I was to photograph so stopped off at a geocache near by and was surprised to see a memorial in its place to boot. Here's a few images I took on this cold rainy day,if your in the area stop on by on Highland Springs Road also called the Patriot tree on google maps (N Highland Springs Ave, Beaumont, CA 92223)

(the poem on the tree reads)

“I grew up here all alone; you know, so spindly, small and frail,
‘Twas nicer here way back then, a horse and buggy trail
By the side of this country lane, I stood only four foot high,
I hardly got a sideways glance from folks a passing by
                         I am an oak, a scraggly oak, not mighty and not tall,
I’m approaching 80 years; I’ll be 80 in the fall...
‘Twas first a flag, then two more, I did not understand
And then I heard the prayers of those come praying hand in hand,
Each flag is for a mother’s son who went to meet the call,
I’ve seen the tears and heard the prayers for those who gave their all,
And so my job, both night and day, protect these many flags
Shads those who come to mourn their loss and do the best I can
I’m proud to be out here, there are no other trees to guard the many flags that,
Stand and flutter in the breeze.”

Sunday, October 25, 2015

There is always something

There is always something to shoot no matter where you are,I no to some photographers they only shoot one thing one style but to me if you shoot abit of everything it opens you up to new ways of shooting.On this day i found myself waiting for a few clients to come to the near by rose garden,and as I waited I started to look at the trees near by and took a few shots.Stepping outside can offer an array of shots just take of the lens cap and start shooting.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Science fair and photography Museum

Went to the science fair downtown Riverside to see what it was like,it was abit muggy and was more aimed towards the little ones tho my daughter would of said the same thing i was saying BORING so me and my wife ended up going into the photography museum for the 1st time,Funny ive tried to go a few times before and it was always closed.Happy to have finally went in and got to see some Ansel Adams images,one from manzanar camp which many do not now he photographer unless youve been to Manzanar, seeing his work and that image really made my night.Why find the label Terminal island and the memorial of terminal island post the many people of that island where sent to Manzanar funny how all this things sort of feel into my way.It is very interesting has I was only at terminal island to photograph abandoned places but found the memorial and which led me to manzanar.

Ok so now im rambling on heres a few shots from the night 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Another geocache

Another cache to the list,thought Id stop by for a quick look after work this one was near the old plane house near the riverbottom here in riverside .ca this is a shot from my cellphone i tryed this one when i was very new to geocaching and i still am new but follow facebook pages and Instagrams and looking at  has taught me to look alittle closer even tho this one was very easy.

Also I have the C:geo app which i find alot better then the official intro app. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

In the Garden of Angels

Todays I headed to Beaumont California to photograph a party finished early and head towards home traffic was abit of a mess has the rain brought out the ignorant drivers.So I pulled off and drove to Desert Lawn memorial cemetery has its been on my list to see the Garden of Angels.There was a real sadness to the place but only a sadness to those lost and abandoned children whom this was made for.The rest was a feeling of what a beautiful place and what a wondeful way to give life back to those that have been abandoned.While I was there about 4 others cars pulled in to see the garden which is very small,tho the cemetery itself is quite big and with many old markers and points of interest.I took many images and will be posting another post on the garden and the surroundings in a future post.Cheers folks

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1st fall walk among the cemetery

My first walk of the fall season through a local cemetery a favorite of mine,im always finding new shots and things to photograph at Evergreen memorial cemetery located on 14th street in Riverside,Ca.Most of what I photogaphed this time were things others left behind has a few of the smaller things seem worn and weathered its makes me happy to see them like that,because I no they have been left behind by loved ones and others have had enough respect to leave them.

Recently ive seen this Angel which was placed not to long ago I hope the same respect is taken with this too.

while walking through I had to take a second glance has the stone said BOBO tho with a slight edit i added the period.Has to say Bob.O which happens to be may name.Kinda eerie to see your own name in a cemetery. 

in this particular cemetery there are many benches which have the names of those laid to rest marked on them.  

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Under a bridge and some

A spot in Colton California Ive been going to for some time now,I first found it many years ago while riding down the bike trail with my camera.There were quite a few abandoned places in the way of small pump houses,tho time has taken its toll and many have fallen and all thats left is one pumphouse and a small shack not below.The rest is in the river under the bridge,lots of graf and things to shoot.Ive used it for some time now for photoshoots thinking maybe a group shoot there soon.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Train song TB hotel (geocaching)

So here is another Geocaching moment this time with my daughter and a spot I had went to a few days earlier,so I new there be something to find and have a happy daughter.We pulled up I give my phone with the geocache app open and my daughter led the way,following the directions and we hit GZ and we looked and found the cache with some treasures inside and 2 logbooks to sign.

My daughter with the cache

We left with a smiley for the app and went on home happy cachers the rest are just trains shots of the area and the song they played.

Night finds ( GeoCache Swap Meet)

So went for a quick grab to this geocache had to wait as people were around,waited then went to ground zero and made my find for #8 

im really liking geocaching as I take the camera with me to take shots aswell,and get to see new places that I normally wouldnt goto.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Milestone View (cache)

So after doing a few things today I headed over to the industrial area here in Riverside off aqua mansa rd to find a geocache,the cords given were abit off prob due to someone moving it over some.The cache was in this brown tin with a few coins and treasures I signed the log and went on home.

Right behind the cache was a motor bike park of sorts with riders doing some pretty cool jumps 

A milestone view is the name of the park 

Heading home Ive been wanting to get this shot of this church for awhile so it was a pus for me