The Catch in Anaheim has finally reopened, and it is rapidly becoming my preferred "third place". This is a view of The Grove from the bar at The Catch. Sure to be a fave pre/post-game site for Ducks fans, right Suz?
Driving home one night from a camera store, I avoided the dreaded 55 freeway, and took surface streets home. I ended up in a part of Santa Ana I don't think I've ever been thru before, and saw this really cool old style do-it-yourself car wash. I think I'll take a deeper look thru that area when I have some free time!
There are many times driving through Orange County I am stunned by a simple scene that helps me imagine what a magical oasis this little part of the world was to the original settlers. When they planted their orange, lemon and olive groves and waited inside little pink houses to reap the benefits of being 'farming entrepreneurs'.
The Strawberry Farms Golf Club is my firms virtual office - and every so often, late meetings lead to our "closing the place down"...albeit at only 6pm. This shot was taken of the driving range at dusk......
If you were to see this tree in person, you wouldn't think much of it---just a regular old tree. But somehow on film it becomes rather magical.
This isn't a reflection, by the way. It's a diptych taken with a half-frame camera-- two separate exposures. I turned the camera upside for one of the half-frames. (Sorry I have nothing Valentines-related!)
Taken with a Konica AA-35 half frame camera on 35mm film camera.