Friday, February 26, 2010

Gabor Sisters

This is an picture of a picture of the Gabor sisters--some really campy Gaborabilia . Complements of the Palm Springs Historical Society. Magda lived in Palm Springs and died in the 1990s. Eva died in the 1990s too. She was the one on Green Acres. Zsa Zsa is still alive. I believe she's 93. She's the great aunt of Paris Hilton.

If anyone can fill in the blanks about these women, please do.

pop art greeting cards

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Palm Springs Poodle Puppy

Went to a couple of open houses this past weekend. In one of them, I ran into some poodle puppies. What better place could there be to raise poodles than Palm Springs?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pink Jeep Spotted in Palm Springs

A pink jeep was spotted at El Cielo and Ramon Road this afternoon. Check it out. Only in Palm Springs.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

More from the Riverside County Fair

Doesn't this shot make you want to go on the rides? If you go to the fair, you'll find that all of the people who work there are really nice. That makes for a pleasant experience.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Date Fest Ride

The date fest ends this weekend. This is one of the many rides there. I caught it using a slow shutter speed on my camera. And, of course, I used tripod.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Horse and Carriage

These usually run up and down Palm Canyon at night. Caught this one against the mountain.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Golf in Palm Springs

Gotta love those golfers. This is a course just off Ramon Road. The temperature hit 80 here. The grass is blinding green from the recent rains, and those golfers are just lovin' it.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cadillac Station Wagon

Is this an old picture? Nope, it's a picture of a Cadillac station wagon that was taken yesterday in Palm Springs.

The picture was taken with an iPhone. It was tweaked using the magazine option in the Camera Bag app.

colorful photos

Saturday, February 13, 2010

It's Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Here in Palm Springs we have the one of the biggest collections of modern architecture in the world. Take the building in this shot. Look at the curves and lines; the concrete, the glass. It's all modern this week as Modernism Week celebrates 5 years of showing the planet how the future looked in the past.

Friday, February 12, 2010

All Eyes on Guys

Now that the rains have gone, everyone's ready for President's Day weekend, which will flood Palm Springs with hot guys, but not as many hot guys that will be here for the White Party, which is in April.

Palm Springs has a diverse population. Nearly 40 percent of the people that live here are gay.

I've never marketed my books to hot guys, but now is as good a time as any.

Come on guys pull out your cameras to not only photograph each other, but also to capture the cool desert scenery around here. Learn how to make those photographs winners with 101 Quick and Easy Secrets to Create Winning Photographs, a book written by a Palm Springs photographer.

Check out my other books too: 101 Quick and Easy Secrets for Using Your Digital Photographs, 101 Quick and Easy Secrets Taken from the Master Photographers of the 20th Century and 50 Greatest Photo Ops in San Francisco.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mesa Neighborhood has new Street Sign Addition

Check out the fancy addition to the street sign in the Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs. Each street sign in the neighborhood has a an added sign that says "The Mesa."

Just in case if you didn't know where The Mesa neighborhood was, it's around South Palm Canyon in the southern edge of the city.

You just gotta wonder how much the extra signs cost and who paid for 'em.

By the way, Mary Tyler Moore once lived there.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Graffiti Abstract

Here's an abstract photograph of graffiti on a sign taken in Dumuth Park in Palm Springs.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Homeless Hangout

This is a busy day at the Palm Springs recycling center. This is the place for the homeless to hangout. If they're not here, they're nearby. The recycling center is behind the Ralph's on Highway 111.

I got "caught" taking this picture by a homeless guy. He looked too messed up to do anything, but if they're were fewer people around, who knows what he could have done.

At any rate, this is a busy place. There's lots of music usually blaring from a radio and numerous shopping carts dot the landscape.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mountain Starting to Turn Green

Mountain Greenery Status Update: The mountains are starting to turn green. I'll update in another week or two as the color change increases.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Elizabeth Taylor Lightbox Montage

When I was busy photographing events in Palm Springs, I came across the lightbox montage of Elizabeth Taylor in a client's home.

First thing that comes to mind when thinking of Taylor is finding a quote by her.

Here it is:

Big girls need diamonds.

Elizabeth Taylor used to live in a Palm Springs "A" frame house in Old Las Palmas.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Desert Floods

Two weeks ago, it looked as if it would never had stopped raining. Today the clouds gather once again. But will it rain? We'll just have to see.

Picture is golf course just outside Dumuth Park in Palm Springs.

Thursday, February 4, 2010