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Ummm…sidewalk? What sidewalk?

Photo credit: Oldstersview

October 22, 2010 Posted by | Odd signs, Photos | Comments Off on Ummm…sidewalk? What sidewalk?

A good time to not be on the observation deck

Photo Credit: New York-based…photographer Jay Fine

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Photos, Wow! | | Comments Off on A good time to not be on the observation deck

Unconscious pun?

Photo copyright Oldster

August 28, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff, Odd signs, Photos | Comments Off on Unconscious pun?

Those Ansel Adams Garage Sale Plates? Not So Much…Maybe

The mystery of the Ansel Adams garage sale negatives keeps taking on new twists, but the latest twist might have solved it once and for all.

KTVU in Oakland is reporting that a Bay Area woman named Mariam l. Walton has come forward with apparently solid proof that the photographs were not taken by Ansel Adams but her Uncle Earl. She was watching KTVU report on the story Tuesday when she suddenly saw a photograph of the Jeffrey Pine on Sentinal Dome and recognized it as a print her uncle Earl Brooks made back in 1923.

via Ansel Adams Garage Sale Mystery Apparently Solved.

There is an overlay at the above link that allows you to blink compare the two photos which the author of the post claims are identical but they are in fact not exactly the same. Note differences in the positions of smaller parts of the tree across the bottom and differences in the clouds. So the mystery continues, in my opinion, although they could have been taken with the same camera from the same spot a few minutes apart. If that is true then it looks like Uncle Earl could be our guy.

See this previous post

July 30, 2010 Posted by | Photos | | Comments Off on Those Ansel Adams Garage Sale Plates? Not So Much…Maybe

I Think I’ll Go To A Few Garage Sales This Weekend

Rick Norsigian’s hobby of picking through piles of unwanted items at garage sales in search of antiques has paid off for the Fresno, California, painter.Two small boxes he bought 10 years ago for $45 — negotiated down from $70 — are now estimated to be worth at least $200 million, according to a Beverly Hills art appraiser.

Those boxes contained 65 glass negatives created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams in the early period of his career. Experts believed the negatives were destroyed in a 1937 darkroom fire that destroyed 5,000 plates.

via  garage sale negatives worth $200 million РCNN.com.

July 27, 2010 Posted by | Art for sure, Photos | | 1 Comment

Mantis sculpture

Yesterday we went to an exhibit of student art on our local college campus and when we were leaving we came across one of the several sculptures which are located in various areas of the campus. This nearly five feet tall praying mantis is nicely positioned in a shrubby area immediately outside a main entrance of the art gallery.

Photo credit: Oldster

June 2, 2010 Posted by | Art for sure, Photos | | Comments Off on Mantis sculpture

First rose of Summer

Photo credit: Oldster

May 16, 2010 Posted by | Photos | | Comments Off on First rose of Summer

Spring has come to town

Photo credit: Me

February 28, 2010 Posted by | Great Pictures, Photos | | 4 Comments

Maybe they “should’ve went” to grammar class


Photo by me

September 23, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, My pictures, Photos | Comments Off on Maybe they “should’ve went” to grammar class

There probably was a reason for this…maybe

Picture 3

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Photos, Strange | Comments Off on There probably was a reason for this…maybe

Attention Conspiracy Theorists.

Google is officially denying widespread Internet rumors that its Google Earth software located the mythical sunken city of Atlantis off the coast of Africa. Either that, or Google is totally trying to hide something. Since I always appreciate a nice juicy conspiracy theory, I’m going to go with the latter.

Is this Atlantis? Apparently not, according to those meanies at Google.


From what it sounds like, a British aeronautical engineer was playing around with the new Google Earth 5.0, which includes undersea data, and noticed something funny off the coast of Africa, about 600 miles west of the Canary Islands, that resembled a pattern of a street grid. According to the United Kingdom’s Press Association, the pattern of streets equated to an area the size of Wales.

via Webware – CNET.

February 22, 2009 Posted by | Photos, Strange | | Comments Off on Attention Conspiracy Theorists.

Pictures. We got pictures.

I’m a casual photographer and I’ve started another blog to display some of the pictures I’ve taken. If you are interested you can find it at this location on Vox.com It’s a work in progress so stop by often. If you click on the image on Vox it will take you to a permalink page. Click on that image and it will show you the full size image.

Here’s one example.

April 20, 2008 Posted by | Photos, Pictures | 1 Comment