ViewFinder Photography Forum

General discussion - our photography living room. Talk about aesthetics, philosophy, share your photos - get inspired by your peers! Moderated by another view and walterick.
ViewFinder Forum Guidelines >>
Introduce Yourself! >>
PhotographREVIEW.com Gatherings and Photo Field Trips >>
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Posts
    1,963

    A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu

    Took a mile and a half hike today up Solstice Canyon mainly to take some flower macros as well as see the ruins of the "Tropical Terrace", a home built in the 50's but burned down in th '80s by a wildfire. Not much left to see now, but I bet back in it's heyday it must have been a sight to see.

    Just as I was about to head back down the canyon I felt this horrible pain just below my knee, I jerked up my leg only to see something yellow (probably a hornet) stinging me. Boy, did that little bugger pack a whallop of a sting!!! That was about 2:30 pm...it's now 7:00 pm and it still hurts!!

    Anyhow, here are a few pictures from today's little adventure:

    #1 Blooming Slim Aster (Aster subulatus)

    #2 California Fuschia bud (Epilobium canum)

    #3 Poison Oak leaf (Toxicodendron diversilobum)

    Ray
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-slim_aster.jpg   A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-cal_fuschia.jpg   A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-poison_oak.jpg  

    Ray O'Canon
    Digital Rebel XTi Digital Rebel Canonet GIII QL17 Agfa Parat-1

    The liberal, socialist politician's nightmare: "What a comfort to the farmer to be allowed to supply his own wants before he should be liable to pay anything, and then only pay on his surplus." - Jefferson to Madison on Taxes,1784

    My Canonet GIII QL-17 photos on flickr.

  2. #2
    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Posts
    1,963
    On the way home I stopped off at the "Top 'O Topanga" vista point to shoot a large wildfire burning on up yonder across the San Fernando Valley and up over the hills, near the I-5 and hwy 14. This cute but shy little girl was there with her parents taking in the view as well.

    Ray
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-fire1.jpg   A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-girl.jpg  

    Ray O'Canon
    Digital Rebel XTi Digital Rebel Canonet GIII QL17 Agfa Parat-1

    The liberal, socialist politician's nightmare: "What a comfort to the farmer to be allowed to supply his own wants before he should be liable to pay anything, and then only pay on his surplus." - Jefferson to Madison on Taxes,1784

    My Canonet GIII QL-17 photos on flickr.

  3. #3
    News & Rum-or-ator opus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,505
    Wow, Ray, that fire pic is amazing! I drove down the I-5 into LA on the 12th, from Valencia. That night we saw on the news that the fire had just started up there a few hours before. I've never been around wildfires so it was interesting to me. When we flew out , I could see a small plume of smoke from the airplane. It sure has grown since then!!!

    Dang, I'm always taking pix from airplanes, but forced myself to keep my camera in its bag on that flight. I could have added my own perspective of the fire to yours. But I wasn't on the left side of the plane, so l doubt I'd have gotten anything I'd want to share. Had I been directly above it, it might have been pretty cool.

    I love the shot of the little girl too!

  4. #4
    News & Rum-or-ator opus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,505
    Did you do anything to cut haze and smog?

  5. #5
    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Posts
    1,963
    If you like that fire pic, kellybean, check out these other two...the first is zoomed in at 300mm. The red arrow points to a plane. The second photo shows that the fire is much larger than what the first two photos revealed.

    Ray
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-fire3.jpg   A few from Solstice Canyon, Malibu-fire2-copy.jpg  

    Ray O'Canon
    Digital Rebel XTi Digital Rebel Canonet GIII QL17 Agfa Parat-1

    The liberal, socialist politician's nightmare: "What a comfort to the farmer to be allowed to supply his own wants before he should be liable to pay anything, and then only pay on his surplus." - Jefferson to Madison on Taxes,1784

    My Canonet GIII QL-17 photos on flickr.

  6. #6
    mooo...wooh hoooh! schrackman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Posts
    1,963
    Quote Originally Posted by kellybean
    Did you do anything to cut haze and smog?
    I compensated a bit in PS (contrast, curves, levels), but other than that there wasn't a whole lot that could be done on account of all the haze that was in the valley.

    Ray

    Ray O'Canon
    Digital Rebel XTi Digital Rebel Canonet GIII QL17 Agfa Parat-1

    The liberal, socialist politician's nightmare: "What a comfort to the farmer to be allowed to supply his own wants before he should be liable to pay anything, and then only pay on his surplus." - Jefferson to Madison on Taxes,1784

    My Canonet GIII QL-17 photos on flickr.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Malibu excursion
    By schrackman in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-04-2004, 12:55 PM
  2. Grand Canyon or bust.
    By SCOOTERINSLC in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-11-2004, 10:21 AM
  3. malibu pier
    By kafin8ed in forum Photo Critique
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-10-2004, 09:21 AM
  4. A snowy day at Bryce Canyon
    By Kokopeli in forum ViewFinder
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-19-2004, 08:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •