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Lake Oroville, the second largest reservoir in California, is releasing water from it's spillway for the first time in five years. Lake Oroville is at 84% capacity, the release is ordered by the Army Corps of Engineers in the event more lake capacity is needed to prevent flooding.

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088•366 • 2016 • RIP Percy https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/088-366-2016-rip-percy

Anna made this paper coffin for Percy the Angel Fish.

Our favorite Angel Fish, Percy died. We buried him in the backyard in between our lemon and orange trees. Percy was the first fish I ever named and felt sad when he died. He was a sentient being and interacted with us on a daily basis.

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087•366 • 2016 • turtle https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/087-366-2016-turtle

Digging for my image of the day, while at dinner at Andrea's. I came upon this turtle.

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086•366 • 2016 • rose bud https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/086-366-2016-rose-bud

The different varieties of flowers keep blooming at our house. So glad we're back in our big house to enjoy them this spring.

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084•366 • 2016 • dry and engraved leaf on concrete… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/084-366-2016-dry-and-engraved-leaf-on-concrete

Found this engraved leaf on the concrete in front of Laxson Auditorium on Chico Statue University California campus.

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083•366 • 2016 • lock… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/083-366-2016-lock

…revisiting the lock theme that I've done in previous Project 365 and 52 Weeks. This is the lock on the storage shed at our old house. I stopped by to make sure nobody had broken into our old house, while it sits empty, waiting to be rented.

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082•366 • 2016 • shopping… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/082-366-2016-shopping

…for new glasses. This pair of Penguin "The Mulligan - Bay Blue" is the favorite of my family, and me.

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081•366 • 2016 • up… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/081-366-2016-up

Struggling for an image today, I looked up in our backyard.

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080•366 • 2016 • lone tree https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/080-366-2016-lone-tree

Back up on Old Humboldt Road for today's photo.

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079•366 • 2016 • Bald Rock https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/079-366-2016-bald-rock

We went to Bald Rock, Oroville, CA with family and friends. Made another version (color) of an image (B&W) I made last year. Last year's image is currently hanging at the CSUC Diversity Days Group Exhibition.

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078•366 • 2016 • Trillian https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/078-366-2016-trillian

Another photo of my dog with the Sigma 150-600mm, using Dx crop factor on my Nikon D800E makes this shot 900mm equivalent. 

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077•366 • 2016 • Table Mountain https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/077-366-2016-table-mountain

For St. Patrick's Day, I took David and Coby on a field-trip to Table Mountain for artistic inspiration (David) and photography (Coby).

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076•366 • 2016 • Calla Lily https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/076-366-2016-calla-lily

The Calla Lilies are starting to bloom in front of our house. Thought I'd see how my Sigma 150-600mm would work for flower photos, this image was made at 600mm.

Random Factoid • Calla Lily is wifey's favorite flower.

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075•366 • 2016 • a couple holding hands… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/075-366-2016-a-couple-holding-hands

View of from Monkey Face of a couple holding hands at the very full Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.

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074•366 • 2016 • Five Mile Pool https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/074-366-2016-five-mile-pool

People walking across the bridge, checking out the very full Big Chico Creek at Five Mile Pool in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.

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073•366 • 2016 • 109 years… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/073-366-2016-109-years

…this 1907 pocket watch has been accurately keeping time since before Daylight Saving Time was invented. I've owned it 35 of those 109 years. It now hangs above my computer as my "wall clock".

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072•366 • 2016 • Hips Helles https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/072-366-2016-hips-helles

An offering by Sierra Nevada Brewery named for Chico legends The Mother Hips.
Saturday night beers and dinner at The Handle Bar @handlebarchico

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071•366 • 2016 • stormy… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/071-366-2016-stormy

El Nino is making for some nice clouds. Took a drive up Old Humboldt Road and found this beauty back-lit by dramatic clouds.

More practice with my new Sigma 150-600mm, learning how it "sees" is a fun adventure!

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070•366 • 2016 • full… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/070-366-2016-full

Good to see Big Chico Creek full again. Sycamore Pool, One Mile, Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.

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069•366 • 2016 • reflections of not me… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/069-366-2016-reflections-of-not-me

#OKDOTHIS • "Photograph a mirror without getting in the reflection"

Humboldt Trail Parking area, Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.

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068•366 • 2016 • play… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/068-366-2016-play

Today's practice with my new 150-600mm lens was at the dog park.Trillian made a new friend in 5 month old Golden Doodle, Maddie.

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067•366 • 2016 • reach out… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/067-366-2016-reach-out

The rain stopped and I had a chance to get out and practice with my new Sigma 150-600mm lens. This house is on the other ridge across the creek from where I was standing in Upper Bidwell Park at The Cross on North Rim Trail.

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066•366 • 2016 • reflections of me… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/066-366-2016-reflections-of-me

Knew it would only be a matter of time for my years long self-portraits in public restroom mirrors made it into my current Project 366.

The honor this time goes to Burgers and Brews in Chico, CA.

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065•366 • 2016 • stormy https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/065-366-2016-stormy

Getting much needed El Nino rain in Northern California.

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064•366 • 2016 • local wildlife… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/064-366-2016-local-wildlife

…my girls walking to school.

More learning how to use my new Sigma 150-600mm super-zoom lens, a class of lens I've not used before. The only way to make a piece of gear work, is to learn how it "sees".

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063•366 • 2016 • National Book Day https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/063-366-2016-national-book-day

Anna loves reading.

OKDOTHIS • "A child's wonder"
Flickr Group We're Here • "Books"

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062•366 • 2016 • borrowed glass and class… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/062-366-2016-borrowed-glass-and-class

How lucky am I, two new lenses in two days.

Borrowed a friend's Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 for an architectural shoot at In Motion Fitness. Where I would have normally stitched images with my 24-70mm, with the 14-24mm I was able to work a lot faster. Which was important, since I was shooting "run and gun" style (albeit on tripod & bracketed) to shoot the entire exterior of In Motion Fitness in one day. This is for a project IMF is working on.

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061•366 • 2016 • new glass and class… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/061-366-2016-new-glass-and-class

Got a new 150-600mm lens, a super-zoom class I've never used and a brand, Sigma, that I thought I'd never buy.

Decided to test it out with some "wildlife" photography of Trillian. Must say I'm impressed, this was shot hand-held at 1/320 f/6.3 600mm. Basically wide open aperture at a too low shutter speed.

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060•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/060-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete

OKDOTHIS • "MNML"

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059•366 • 2016 • B&W in Greyscale https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/059-366-2016-b-w-in-greyscale

OKDOTHIS • "Sleepy furry friend"

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058•366 • 2016 • The End https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/058-366-2016-the-end

Family hike to the end of North Rim Trail in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA (7 miles RT)

OKDOTHIS • "Where I go to relax and recharge"

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057•366 • 2016 • Apocalypse https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/057-366-2016-apocalypse

@10BarrelBrewing - Bend, Oregon

Family haircuts at Jersey's, Clips and Brews

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056•366 • 2016 • Goldfields… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/056-366-2016-goldfields  

 

Flickr Group "We're Here" • Yellow

"Lasthenia californica
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"California goldfields" redirects here. For other uses, see California Gold Rush.
Lasthenia californica is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name California goldfields. It is native to California, Oregon and surrounding areas, where it is a very common member of the flora in a number of habitat types.

Description
Lasthenia californica is an annual herb approaching a maximum height near 40 centimeters but generally staying much smaller. The plant is quite variable in appearance across subspecies and climates. The leaves are hairy, somewhat linear in shape, and one to seven centimeters long. Individuals growing along the coast may have fleshy leaves.

Flowers
Atop the hairy stems are inflorescences of flower heads with hairy phyllaries. The head contains many yellow disc florets with a fringe of small ray florets. Large populations of this species bloom at once in the spring to produce the carpets of yellow on hillsides and in meadows that give the plant its common name."

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055•366 • 2016 • reading… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/055-366-2016-reading

OKDOTHIS • "Take a picture of a book you're reading now."

Those in the know, know of this series. 

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054•366 • 2016 • contents… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/054-366-2016-contents

 

Flickr Group "We're Here" • "What's in your wallet?"

OKDOTHIS • "Light your subject with anything but the sun."

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053•366 • 2016 • Snowbells https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/053-366-2016-snowbells

 

Stopped by our old house to pickup the wheelbarrow and noticed the snowbells are blooming. 

"From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae native to Eurasia.

Leucojum vernum (Spring snowflake) normally grows 15-20 cm tall (6-8 in), though it may reach up to 35 cm (14 in). It flowers one or two weeks later than the snowdrops, i.e., from mid-February to March, as soon as the snow melts in its wild habitat.

Two varieties are known: L. vernum var. vernum with green spots on its tepals, and L. vernum var. carpathicum, which originates from the eastern part of its natural range, a larger plant with yellowish spots on its tepals; 'vagneri' from Hungary is a robust variant of var. vernum, often with two flowers per stem."

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052•366 • 2016 • BioLite https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/052-366-2016-biolite

 

Getting my@biolitestove wood burning camp stove conditioned for the upcoming season.

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051•366 • 2016 • Dutchman's Pipevine https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/051-366-2016-dutchmans-pipevine

Found lots of these native wildflowers near the entrance of South Rim Trail in Upper Bidwell Park.

"Aristolochia californica is a deciduous vine with purple-striped curving pipe-shaped flowers which give rise to winged capsular green fruits. After it blooms, the plant sends out new green heart-shaped leaves. The vines grow from rhizomes to a length of over twenty feet and can become quite thick in circumference at maturity. This plant is common in moist woods and in riparian zones along streams in Northern and Central California.

Pollination
The California pipevine's flowers have an unpleasant odor which is attractive to tiny carrion-feeding insects. The insects crawl into the convoluted flowers and often become stuck and disoriented for some time, picking up pollenas they wander. Most eventually escape; the plant is not insectivorous as was once thought. Fungus gnats (Mycetophilidae) may prove to be the effective pollinators. G.L. Stebbins suggested that pollination by deceit is presumed.

California pipevine swallowtail butterfly
The larva of the California pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor hirsuta) relies on California pipevine as its only food source. The red-spotted black caterpillars consume the leaves of the plants and then use the flowers as a secure, enclosed place to undergo metamorphosis. The plant contains a toxin which when ingested by the caterpillars makes them unpalatable to predators."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristolochia_californica

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050•366 • 2016 • piano girl… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/050-366-2016-piano-girl

My youngest Anna (10yo) who is quite good on the piano continues to get better everyday. I love hearing music come from her room. Now we just need to get both girls to be better at cleaning their bedrooms.

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049•366 • 2016 • last pound… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/3/049-366-2016-last-pound

 

…of vacuum sealed Ethiopian Supernatural, it is our all time favorite seasonal offering from @PeetsCoffee 

One of the things that makes it so special is not only the blueberry flavor tones, but also that it's only available once a year.

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048•366 • 2016 • almond blossoms https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/048-366-2016-almond-blossoms

Took my photo mentee Coby to the local almond orchards to photograph this year's blossoms. All the almond orchards are in full bloom, this time of year is one of the many great things about living in NorCal.

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047•366 • 2016 • dog walk… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/047-366-2016-dog-walk

Took Trillian to visit her doggie friends at Sycamore Field. There was an illegal fire in the Girl Scouts Campfire Ring that added drama to this image. Also had the Fire Department bring their firetruck and crew to put out the illegal campfire.

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046•366 • 2016 • sk8 d8… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/046-366-2016-sk8-d8

 

Took Anna to Cal Skate on this no school day.

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045•366 • 2016 • Hidden Falls https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/045-366-2016-hidden-falls

For Valentine's Day, I got Shawn "The Flume and Trails of Paradise" guide book. We first met camping in Lassen Volcanic National Park and love hiking together and exploring new places. For today, the new place to hike is, Hidden Falls at Coutolenc Park in Paradise. CA. 
http://flumesandtrails.com 

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044•366 • 2016 • 13… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/044-366-2016-13

 

My oldest daughter's 13th birthday at Basque Norte, her choice for dinner.

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043•366 • 2016 • B is for… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/043-366-2016-b-is-for

Blue Dicks is a California Native Plant which is also edible.

The California Native Wildflower season has officially begun on the Humboldt Trail in upper, Upper Bidwell Park.

"Dichelostemma capitatum, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America."

"Corms have been gathered by Native Americans in California, parts of the Great Basin, and the Southwest. These corms were an important starch source in their diet. California tribes dug and continue to dig the corms before flowering, during flowering, or after seeding depending on the tribe and individual family. Traditional gathering sites were visited annually, and there were gathering tracts with different kinds of corms and bulbs owned and maintained by particular families."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dichelostemma_capitatum

http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-taxon=Dichelostemma+capitatum

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042•366 • 2016 • C is for camera… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/042-366-2016-c-is-for-camera

Of all the expensive cameras I own and have owned this is my all time favorite. It was handmade by my youngest daughter Annalise (then 9yo) as a "Get Well" gift after my July 2014 Open Heart Surgery to repair my congenital leaky mitral valve (heart murmur). This ceramic camera dimensions are 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.75". I'm happy to report that 19 months after my surgery I'm feeling 20 years younger.

Flickr Group • We're Here "Camera Parade"
"This is your chance to show off a favorite camera. I think it would be interesting to show it open in some way, like lens removed, back open, disassembled, wrecked, etc. Use your world-famous imagination and creativity!"

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041•366 • 2016 • D is for Daffodil… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/041-366-2016-d-is-for-daffodil

The daffodils Shawn planted years ago near our front door are greeting us once again now that we're back in our bigger, better house.

And from Wiki, interesting I had no idea.

"Narcissus (plant)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


This article is about the plant genus. For the mythological character, see Narcissus (mythology).

"Daffodil" redirects here. For other uses, see Daffodil (disambiguation).
Narcissus /nɑːrˈsɪsəs/ is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil,[notes 1] daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.
Narcissus were well known in ancient civilisation, both medicinally and botanically, but formally described by Linnaeus' in his Species Plantarum (1753). The genus is generally considered to have about ten sections with approximately 50 species. The number of species has varied, depending on how they are classified, due to similarity between species and hybridization. The genus arose some time in the Late Oligocene to Early Mioceneepochs, in the Iberian peninsula and adjacent areas of southwest Europe. The exact origin of the name Narcissus is unknown, but it is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated (narcotic) and the myth of the youth of that name who fell in love with his own reflection. The English word 'daffodil' appears to be derived from "asphodel", with which it was commonly compared.

The species are native to meadows and woods in southwest Europe and North Africa with a center of diversity in the Western Mediterranean, particularly the Iberian peninsula. Both wild and cultivated plants have naturalised widely, and were introduced into the Far East prior to the tenth century. Narcissi tend to be long-lived bulbs, which propagate by division, but are also insect-pollinated. Known pests, diseases and disorders include viruses, fungi, the larvae of flies, mites and nematodes. Some Narcissus species have become extinct, while others are threatened by increasing urbanisation and tourism.
Historical accounts suggest narcissi have been cultivated from the earliest times, but became increasingly popular in Europe after the 16th century and by the late 19th century were an important commercial crop centred primarily on the Netherlands. Today narcissi are popular as cut flowers and as ornamental plants in private and public gardens. The long history of breeding has resulted in thousands of different cultivars. For horticultural purposes, narcissi are classified into divisions, covering a wide range of shapes and colours. Like other members of their family, narcissi produce a number of different alkaloids, which provide some protection for the plant, but may be poisonous if accidentally ingested. This property has been exploited for medicinal use in traditional healing and has resulted in the production of galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia. Long celebrated in art and literature, narcissi are associated with a number of themes in different cultures, ranging from death to good fortune, and as symbols of Spring. The daffodil is the national flower of Wales and the symbol of cancer charities in many countries. The appearance of the wild flowers in spring is associated with festivals in many places."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcissus_(plant)

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040•366 • 2016 • B is for Bee… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/040-366-2016-b-is-for-bee

The first almond blossoms have arrived and the bees are busy! I found one small patch of an orchard north of Chico that was blossoming. 

This image was inspired by OKDOTHIS 'DO of the Day'- "There is beauty in everyday. Photograph the most beautiful part of your daily route to work." And by a similar photo I saw on Facebook by Sarah Campbell, that was so fantabulous that I had to go out and make a similar image myself.

Mother Jones writes about the bees and one of our local "crops that feed the world"

"Holy Shit! Almonds Require a Ton of Bees

Growing 80 percent of the globe's almonds in California doesn't just require massive amounts of water. It also takes a whole bunch of honeybees for pollination—roughly two hives' worth for every acre of almonds trees, around 1.7 million hives altogether. That's something like 85 percent of all available commercial hives in the United States, Gene Brandi, a California beekeeper who serves as vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation, recently told NPR.
Now, that vast army of bees—made up, all told, of more than 80 billion flying, buzzing soldiers—doesn't stay put in California's almond-happy Central Valley all year. The almond bloom typically lasts for just a few weeks (or less) in February. The modern honeybee operation is an itinerant business—beekeepers move hives throughout the year, in pursuit of paid pollination gigs—from tangerines in Florida to cherries in Washington state—as well as good forage for honey.

But California's almond bloom is the biggest gig of all—the "largest managed pollination event anywhere in the world," Scientific American reports. And as US honeybee populations' health has flagged in recent years—most famously epitomized by the mysterious winter die-offs that began around a decade ago, known as colony collapse disorder—the almond industry has been drawing in a larger and and larger portion of the nation's available bee hives.
One question that arises is: Why do the nation's beekeepers uproot themselves and their winged charges to travel to California each year? The state houses about 500,000 beehives, meaning that more then 1 million come in, from as far away as Maine. What's the incentive?"

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039•366 • 2016 • Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/039-366-2016-polyphagous-shot-hole-borer

Flickr Group We're Here • H is for Hole

Near South Rim Trailhead in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.


"This boring beetle, from the group of beetles known as ambrosia beetles, drills into trees and brings with it a pathogenic fungus (Fusarium euwallacea), as well as other fungal species that may to help establish the colonies. The PSHB attacks many species of trees, but some trees are resistant to the fungus it carries. The beetle is dark brown to black and tiny, with females between 0.07 and 0.1 inches long, and males even smaller, usually about 0.05 inches long. Pregnant females bore through the tree’s bark, creating galleries under the bark. They plant the fungus in these galleries, where it grows and spreads throughout a susceptible tree. The female then lays her eggs in these galleries and when the eggs hatch, the larvae eat the fungus.  The larvae develop into adults in about a month. Many more of the larvae develop into females than males, and the females mate with the males (their brothers) while still in the gallery. The pregnant females then pick up some of the fungus in their mouths, and leave through the entry holes created by their mothers to start the process again."
 

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Polyphagous Shot Hole BorerPolyphagous Shot Hole BorerFlickr Group We're Here • H is for Hole

Near South Rim Trailhead in Upper Bidwell Park, Chico, CA.


"This boring beetle, from the group of beetles known as ambrosia beetles, drills into trees and brings with it a pathogenic fungus (Fusarium euwallacea), as well as other fungal species that may to help establish the colonies. The PSHB attacks many species of trees, but some trees are resistant to the fungus it carries. The beetle is dark brown to black and tiny, with females between 0.07 and 0.1 inches long, and males even smaller, usually about 0.05 inches long. Pregnant females bore through the tree’s bark, creating galleries under the bark. They plant the fungus in these galleries, where it grows and spreads throughout a susceptible tree. The female then lays her eggs in these galleries and when the eggs hatch, the larvae eat the fungus. The larvae develop into adults in about a month. Many more of the larvae develop into females than males, and the females mate with the males (their brothers) while still in the gallery. The pregnant females then pick up some of the fungus in their mouths, and leave through the entry holes created by their mothers to start the process again."
http://ucanr.edu/sites/socaloakpests/Polyphagous_Shot_Hole_Borer

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038•366 • 2016 • Shooting Star https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/038-366-2016-shooting-star

Flickr Group Macro Mondays • Vibrant Minimalism

Common Name: Lowland Shooting Star
Scientific Name: Dodecatheon Clevelandii ssp. patulum
Family: Primulaceae Primrose Family
About 6" tall with the petals swept-back away from the exposed pistil.

Took Trillian for a hike in upper, Upper Bidwell Park down to the seasonal waterfall at Bloody Pin and Annie Bidwell trails. The first of this season's wildflowers has started blooming.

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037•366 • 2016 • Enjoy By… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/037-366-2016-enjoy-by

Went to Lost Dutchman with Shawn and Andrea.

"STONE ENJOY BY 02.14.16 BLACK IPA THE DARK SIDE OF FRESH
Just like its golden envelope-pushing counterpart, Stone Enjoy By Black IPA is intensely hoppy and should be enjoyed über fresh to experience its vibrant stone and tropical fruit flavors and dankness.
This double IPA’s dark-colored malt canvas comes from German Sinamar and from Patagonia Black Pearl barley, which adds a pleasingly smooth taste. The hop profile is predominantly Australian, featuring down-under wonders Vic Secret, Ella and Galaxy. Stone Enjoy By Black IPA is shipped immediately to ensure hopheads get their hands on it as soon as possible, as it is brewed specifically NOT to last."

http://www.stonebrewing.com/beer/stone-enjoy-ipa/stone-enjoy-021416-black-ipa

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036•366 • 2016 • sometimes you come to… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/036-366-2016-sometimes-you-come-to

Flickr Group We're Here - "WH - Okay, the group is called Idioms, which can also be called expressions...

Group description:
Take pictures of sayings, proverbs and other expressions."

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035•366 • 2016 • D is for… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/035-366-2016-d-is-for

Flickr Group We're Here - "D is for DANGER:-

Group Description
Danger! Warning!

The group for all things dangerous.

From pictures of cars about to fall off cliffs to warning signs to pictures of Danger Mouse."

This Pacific Gas and Electric substation appeared in my first Project 365 on 16 September 2009.

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034•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.3 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/034-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete-v2-3

Yet another one of those days when I need to make an image and am running short on time, locations, opportunities and ideas. So I decided to explore my dry leaf on concrete series and see what image I could make. And another day when I only have 1 image to process for the day.

Today I had a meeting with Jeff of B+D Advertising. They used my image of the Chico Downtown Plaza without licensing. Jeff contacted me before I was able to contact them with a DCMA take-down email. This is the first time ever I was contacted by the responsible party first. Jeff liked the quality and diversity in my work and wanted to meet and talk about potential future work. Yes I know we've all heard that line many, many times before "If you do X for me this time, I promise I'll do X for you in the future", so yea, we'll see what happens by this time next year. 

I can thank Flickr and the photo-a-day and photo-a-week projects for continuously forcing me to step out of my photo comfort zone and trying new styles, genres and techniques.

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033•366 • 2016 • International Play Your Ukulele Day https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/033-366-2016-international-play-your-ukulele-day

Flickr Group • "We're Here" • "International Play Your Ukulele Day"

Went to Guitar Center and took a couple quick shots before getting caught, this is the one and only image that works for today.

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032•366 • 2016 • Super Natural https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/032-366-2016-super-natural

 

Super NaturalSuper NaturalEvery morning I grind fresh coffee beans and hand brew using the pour over method.

Peet's Coffee Ethiopian Super Natural is our favorite seasonal offering. I got this pound of whole beans from our local Peet;s and ordered 2 more pounds from Peet's online, so that we have the vacuum sealed packs. We should be good for the rest of the month.

I order on Peet's website once per year. Despite ordering online being more convenient, I like going into and supporting our local brick and mortar.

"Coffee Story

Roast: Dark Roast
Process: Natural
Growing Region: Single Origin, Gedeo, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia
Variety: Heirloom
Farmer: Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Altitude: 1750 – 2300 meters
Notes: Fair Trade and Organic


Exquisite sun-dried whole in the fruit (Natural) coffee

Supernatural? We're not kidding. The meticulous method for producing this coffee results in flavors that are other-worldly.

It's like this. While the high regions of Ethiopia's Yirgacheffe are known for washed coffees (think lemony and very perfumey), our beans are treated decidedly differently.

The approach starts with carefully selected, purely ripe fruit. Then, the whole cherries are spread out on tables and dried in the sun. (In contrast, washed beans are skinned and pulped at a washing station.)

The drying process takes tremendous attention. The cherries have to be spread to a single layer. From 11:00am until 2pm, when the sun is its hottest, the beans need to be carefully covered. And any individual spoiled fruits are culled before they can dry.

Sun drying whole cherries is risky, time consuming (two weeks per batch), and inconsistent (hence the advent of washing). But, when only the best beans are used and the stars align, the results are magnificent.

So, what's super about this coffee is meticulous preparation on top of superior terroir. What's supernatural is the taste; when the bright, citric brilliance of Yirgacheffe meets the intense, wine-like expression of sun-dried

 

Flickr Group • Project 366: The 2016 Edition • "Daily Routines" 
Every morning I grind fresh coffee beans and hand brew using the pour over method.

Peet's Coffee Ethiopian Super Natural is our favorite seasonal offering. I got this pound of whole beans from our local Peet;s and ordered 2 more pounds from Peet's online, so that we have the vacuum sealed packs. We should be good for the rest of the month.

I order on Peet's website once per year. Despite ordering online being more convenient, I like going into and supporting our local brick and mortar.

"Coffee Story

Roast: Dark Roast
Process: Natural 
Growing Region: Single Origin, Gedeo, Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia 
Variety: Heirloom
Farmer: Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union
Altitude: 1750 – 2300 meters
Notes: Fair Trade and Organic


Exquisite sun-dried whole in the fruit (Natural) coffee

Supernatural? We're not kidding. The meticulous method for producing this coffee results in flavors that are other-worldly.

It's like this. While the high regions of Ethiopia's Yirgacheffe are known for washed coffees (think lemony and very perfumey), our beans are treated decidedly differently.

The approach starts with carefully selected, purely ripe fruit. Then, the whole cherries are spread out on tables and dried in the sun. (In contrast, washed beans are skinned and pulped at a washing station.)

The drying process takes tremendous attention. The cherries have to be spread to a single layer. From 11:00am until 2pm, when the sun is its hottest, the beans need to be carefully covered. And any individual spoiled fruits are culled before they can dry.

Sun drying whole cherries is risky, time consuming (two weeks per batch), and inconsistent (hence the advent of washing). But, when only the best beans are used and the stars align, the results are magnificent.

So, what's super about this coffee is meticulous preparation on top of superior terroir. What's supernatural is the taste; when the bright, citric brilliance of Yirgacheffe meets the intense, wine-like expression of sun-dried sugars, there's nothing like it in this world."

Peet's Ethiopian Super Natural

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031•366 • 2016 • Virga https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/2/031-366-2016-virga Below are 2 versions of this image, processed and Straight Out Of Camera JPEG conversion, which helps illustrate the reason I always shoot RAW. 

The processed image is closer to what I saw.

My Lightroom 6 Processing is pretty straight forward for this image. Change camera profile to Landscape, change white balance to daylight, add medium contrast, add clarity, adjust shadows and highlights, set black and white points, add some vibrance. Where I added extra processing was a graduated filter in the sky to the horizon line, I then erased some of the grad filter mask on the ridges, brought down exposure 1 stop, add a bit more clarity and cool the white balance to bring out the dark blues in the clouds. Next was crop tool to straighten the horizon and crop to 1x2 aspect ratio.

 

Random Factoid • IF you do all your post-processing work well and run test prints (I suggest Lustre surface for these). The lab that Costco uses for canvas prints is really nice. In panorama they offer both 1x2 (16x32") and 1x3 (16x48") canvas prints. Make sure to upload your test prints and your canvas image file as sRGB for consistency.

Don't use your local Costco color profiles, sRGB in this case will give better end results.

Processed in Lightroom 6

 

JPEG conversion from SOOC RAW file in Lightroom 6

 

View from the makeshift bench on Humboldt Trail at the spot we call Bear Hill (because at this spot a few years ago, we saw a young bear charging toward us).

Shawn and I went for the 6 mile -/+ 1,000' vertical, Humboldt > Guardians > 10 Mile House > Annie Bidwell > Bloody Pin > Guardians > Humboldt Trails loop.

Our hike started with finding a raccoon carcass, completely eaten, on Humboldt Trail. All the water falls were flowing and the views as always were spectacular. As a bonus for the day, we were hailed on twice and rained on.

"In meteorology, virga is an observable streak or shaft of precipitation that falls from a cloud but evaporates or sublimes before reaching the ground.[1] At high altitudes the precipitation falls mainly as ice crystals before melting and finally evaporating; this is often due to compressional heating, because the air pressure increases closer to the ground. It is very common in the desert and in temperate climates. In North America, it is commonly seen in the Western United States and the Canadian Prairies. It is also very common in the Middle East, Australia and North Africa.
Virga can cause varying weather effects, because as rain is changed from liquid to vapor form, it removes heat from the air due to the high heat of vaporization of water. In some instances, these pockets of colder air can descend rapidly, creating a dry microburst which can be extremely hazardous to aviation. Conversely, precipitation evaporating at high altitude can compressionally heat as it falls, and result in a gusty downburst which may substantially and rapidly warm the surface temperature. This fairly rare phenomenon, a heat burst, also tends to be of exceedingly dry air.
Virga also has a role in seeding storm cells whereby small particles from one cloud are blown into neighboring supersaturated air and act as nucleation particles for the next thunderhead cloud to begin forming.[citation needed]
The word is derived from Latin virga meaning "twig" or "branch"."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virga

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030•366 • 2016 • Victory at Sea https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/030-366-2016-victory-at-sea

 

Went to Burgers and Brew for dinner with Shawn, Andrea, Matt and Shannon. Had to get another one of the Ballast Point Limited Edition brews.Very tasty!

VICTORY AT SEA IMPERIAL PORTER WITH COFFEE AND VANILLA
A big porter crafted to weather any storm.
Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.

http://www.ballastpoint.com/beers/limited

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029•366 • 2016 • Costco… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/029-366-2016-costco

…It's What's For Dinner. 

A few years ago in my haste, I accidentally picked up the Kirkland Signature Ravioli Lasagna with Beef & Pork Bolognese Sauce thinking it was the Enchiladas I was sent to get. Turns out we all love it. A tasty mistake.

Flickr Group • We're Here 
"And now... for something completely different…

What we are looking for,
Humor:
Off the wall Monty Pythonesque inside jokes tom foolery naughty snickers tongue in cheek non sequitur lampoon satire hijinks bathroom bawdy political ridicule
In other words all types of humor in that can be depicted in picts."

""Beef. It's What's For Dinner" is an American advertising slogan and campaign aimed to promote the benefits of incorporating beef into a healthy diet. The campaign is funded by the Beef Checkoff Program with the creative guidance of Leo Burnett Worldwide."

 

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028•366 • 2016 • glass door knob https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/028-366-2016-glass-door-knob

Went back to our old house to check on things before going to Coby's for our afternoon meeting. To help him import, edit and process his photos from the day before at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge.

There are 4 door in our old house with these classic glass door knobs.

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027•366 • 2016 • Colusa National Wildlife Refuge https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/027-366-2016-colusa-national-wildlife-refuge Things are peaceful at one of our local National Wildlife Refuges. Well, except for the waterfowl, they were quite noisy.

Took my photo mentee, Coby, on our annual photo trips to the local National Wildlife Refuges to photograph the birds.

Below are 3 different examples of this image, which helps illustrate the reason I always shoot RAW. Sometimes an image is great SOOC and sometimes you gotta massage it a little bit. I'm a fairly light handed post processing guy as I come from the days of shooting positive film where you have to get it right in the camera. But when you do have to massage an image, a RAW image file is a must. You simply can't do what I did with a JPEG image file.

My Lightroom 6 Processing is pretty straight forward for this image. Change camera profile to Landscape, change white balance to shade to warm up sunset colors, add clarity, adjust shadows and highlights, set black and white points, add some vibrance. Where I added extra processing was a graduated filter in the sky to water line, erase some of the mask on the mountains, bring down exposure 1 stop, add a bit more clarity and cool the white balance a bit to bring out the blue in the upper portion of the sky for a contrasting effect with the warm tones on the lower 2/3 of the image.

Final Image Processed in Lightroom 6

 

In camera JPEGIn camera JPEG

Straight out of camera JPEG

Unprocessed RAW fileUnprocessed RAW file

Unprocessed RAW file converted to JPEG in Lightroom 6

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026•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.2 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/026-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete-v2-2

 

One of those days when I need to make an image and am running short on time, locations, opportunities and ideas. So I decided to explore my dry leaf on concrete series and see what image I could make.

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025•366 • 366 • Gutsy Smurf https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/025-366-366-gutsy-smurf

 

Flickr Group • We're Here • "The World of Robert Burns"

"Born on Jan. 25, 1759, Robbie Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. The date is celebrated worldwide with Burns suppers that traditionally include haggis, Scotch whisky, and the recitation of Burns poetry."

You might not be a Burns fan, or a haggis aficionado, but I’ll bet you’ve sung his lyrics at least once in your life. Burns wrote the New Year’s favorite Auld Lang Syne in 1788. 
"

Gutsy Smurf sporting his Scottish Kilt.

Random Factoid • I've been wearing Utilikilts, Stumptown Kilts and Mountain Hardwear Kilts everyday since 2003.

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024•366 • 366 • lock… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/024-366-366-lock

Once again I visit this image of an old window lock from our old house. Won't be long that house will be rented or sold and I won't have the option for this go to image.

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023•366 • 2016 • fungus among us… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/023-366-2016-fungus-among-us

Macro Mondays • "Rule"

"Rules for Collecting Mushrooms

1.     Make a positive identification using more than one source wherever possible. Do not eat mushrooms with any features that contradict the description. Contact a mushroom expert or club if you are not sure. "When in doubt, throw it out!""

 

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22•366 • 2016 • let it pour… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/22-366-2016-let-it-pour

With the El Niño storms, Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park is full again!
It had been a big mud puddle for the past few years, good to see it so full.

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21•366 • 2016 • locked gate… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/21-366-2016-locked-gate

We're Here • "Room 101"

Group Description
Those who are acquainted with George Orwell's novel 1984, or the BBC television program of the same name, will guess what this is about. For the others, Room 101 is a group where you can put pictures of things that really you would rather didn't exist at all. Your least favourite wedding present (you know the one, Aunt Rose gave you it, you hide it at the back of the cupboard); that truly awful looking building; a mis-spelled or badly written sign. Use you imagination. Only one item per day, and nothing that you wouldn't want Aunt Rose to see.

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020•366 • 2016 • cast iron, iron… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/020-366-2016-cast-iron-iron

We're Here • "Are you a Luddite?"

Flickr Group • The Mechanical Age
"Endangered mechanical pieces, like type-writers, calculators, steam-engines, old vehicles. Everything, that was created before CPUs were invented. Show the beauty and elegance of metal !"

While not technically "mechanical" this cast iron, iron was created well before CPU's and is a beautiful, elegant metal piece that has been on prominent display in our home for years. An iron from the late 1800's that is actually still very usable.

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019•366 • 2016 • Frank https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/019-366-2016-frank

We're Here • "Artists at work"

I've helped Frank with his photography business since 2010. Frank has been a disability activist and board member of Disability Action Center for many years. Here we're at California State Architect's Offices in Sacramento, CA. 

Forest Harlan of DAC says it best for this activist rally.
"I so impressed with the eloquence of the disabled activists speaking to the California Building Standards Commission.  "If you don't have access to the built environment, you don't have access to the society.""

Frank was also one of the cast members for my first short documentary film "...that's me!" for Far Northern Regional Center. His interview begins at 08:45 through 11:25.
http://www.dougchurchill.com/p914218100/e45b9ccce

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018•366 • 2016 • throwback… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/018-366-2016-throwback

We're Here • "They're Coming"
"Group description
A group dedicated to the seemingly ordinary objects around us that could also be interpreted as signs of Alien life and/or possible future invasion."

Finally went and saw this. Not having kept up with the Star Wars franchise, I rather enjoyed this blast to the past themed flick.

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017•366 • 2016 • Pinups x2 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/017-366-2016-pinups-x2  

We're Here • "David Bowie"

One week ago David Bowie passed away. The world has lost a brilliant artist and it's a little darker without this bright star shining. Thank you Mr. Bowie for all you left us.

In 1993 I was commissioned by Triple X Records to re-create the look and feel of the David Bowie Pinups album for the band Human Drama's tribute to Pinups 20 year Anniversary. Bowie had to clear the project, and I was told he said "Job well done" for both the album photography and music. A true honor to be a blip on this icons radar.

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016•366 • 2016 • Bowie Night https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/016-366-2016-bowie-night

"We're Here" • "David Bowie"

One of many celebrations of David Bowie's life and music. This at our local watering hole Duffy's Tavern.

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015•366 • 2016 • blue is the new green… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/015-366-2016-blue-is-the-new-green

We're Here • "Why So Blue?"

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014•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.1 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/014-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete-v2-1

Returning to the dry leaf theme for today's image. I like the blue dots left on the concrete from years of crushed blue leaves.

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013•366 • 2016 • 5 fiddy… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/013-366-2016-5-fiddy

 

Flickr Group: We're Here • "Blurry background day"

$5.50 to see Bowie!

Day 3 of remembering David Bowie.

It was a fantabulous show, and an opportunity to see my rock and roll idol, David Bowie.. Back in the day, anybody could bring in a 35mm SLR camera, which I did. The photos were crap since I was a n00b with a Canon AE-1 SLR and cheapo telephoto lens, trying to shoot a concert with color slide film.

 

"The David Bowie Isolar – 1976 Tour[1] was a concert tour in support of the album Station To Station. It opened on 2 February 1976 at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, and continued through North America and Europe, concluding at the Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France, on 18 May 1976. The tour is commonly referred to as Thin White Duke Tour,[2] The Station to Station Tour,[3] and The White Light Tour.[4]

The performances began with a projected sequence of surrealist images, depicting a razor blade cutting into an eyeball, from the 1928 film Un Chien Andalou,[5] by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. The visual element of the performances incorporated banks of fluorescent white light set against black backdrops creating a stark spectacle on a stage largely devoid of props or other visual distractions.

The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio performance on 28 February 1976 was recorded by a concert-goer and released as the bootleg entitled "NeoExpressionism" on the TSP (The Swinging Pig) label. It would be digitally re-mastered in 2007 and the entire set released on 2 CD's. The only song not done at this performance is "Sister Midnight."

The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, performance on 23 March 1976 was recorded by RCA Records with extracts broadcast by The King Biscuit Radio Network. Two songs from the performance were later included on the 1991 Rykodisc re-issue of the Station to Station album. The entire Nassau performance is available on the 2010 deluxe edition of Station to Station.

This set list is representative of the performance on 7 May 1976 in London, England at Empire Pool. It does not represent all concerts for the duration of the tour.

"Station to Station"
"Suffragette City"
"Fame"
"Word on a Wing"
"Stay"
"I'm Waiting for the Man"
"Queen Bitch"
"Life on Mars?
"Five Years"
"Panic in Detroit"
"Changes"
"TVC 15"
"Diamond Dogs"

Encore
"Rebel Rebel"
"The Jean Genie""

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isolar_%E2%80%93_1976_Tour

 

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012•366 • 2016 • Goblin King https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/012-366-2016-goblin-king

 

We're Here • "Cards"

I never truly understood Goblins until I encountered David Bowie flying in on a tiger made of lightning.

RIP Goblin King

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011•366 • 2016 • another era quickly passed… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/011-366-2016-another-era-quickly-passed

 

For today in honor of the legendary David Bowie, his life, his accomplishments, his inspiration to milllions. Thank you for all you left us. RIP good sir.

How Mr. Bowie briefly became aware of my photography…

In 1993 I was commissioned by Triple XXX Records to re-create David Bowie's Pinups album art for a band named Human Drama.

Having been a Bowie fan since High School (1975), I was very excited to take this assignment. This CD cover is the result of that assignment. If you compare this with the original Pinups you will see how hard we worked to make a worthy tribute.

I understand this project was cleared with Bowie's people by Triple XXX records and that Mr. Bowie thought the photography and music were well done.

From my 3rd year 365 on Mr Bowie's BDay 08 January 2011.

The Rogue Players • "Making Tin Machines from Stardust

So today's theme is anything Bowie or Bowie inspired!

So take your pick of Spiders from Mars, Ziggy Stardust inspired face painting, Labyrinthine touches all the way through to Tin Machine I think out of nearly 50 years of music and fashion statements there should be plenty to inspire all the oddities in the group!!!"

Today's TRP theme... wish I had more time to do something different, but it was a busy day and I had to rush to my storage unit, dig out an old portfolio, toss the CD cover on the concrete floor and make a quick image with my Canon G12 @ ISO 1,250. It works though and I got my photo of the day and for the TRP theme. 

...and the rest of the story

In 1993 I was commissioned by Triple XXX Records to re-create David Bowie's Pinups album art for a band named Human Drama.

Having been a Bowie fan since High School (1975), I was very excited to take this assignment. This CD cover is the result of that assignment. If you compare this with the original Pinups you will see how hard we worked to make a worthy tribute.

I understand this project was cleared with Bowie's people by Triple XXX records and that Mr. Bowie thought the photography and music were well done.

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010•366 • 2016 • Sunday Afternoon… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/010-366-2016-sunday-afternoon What I was doing the day David Bowie died…

Trillian and I went for a hike to the seasonal waterfall at Bloody Pin and Annie Bidwell Trail junction.

 

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009•366 • 2016 • ebony and ivory https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/009-366-2016-ebony-and-ivory Another go to theme from projects past.

 

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008•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.0 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/008-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete-v2-0 One of the things you learn from previous 365's and 52's is to work with personal themes. Find something that works, and make images of that theme over and over and over.

The other advantage of personal themes is having “go to images”, when the day is busy and you need to make an image for day.

Today, I went to two of my go to themes. "…reflections of me" is a years old theme. "dry leaf..." is a 1 year old theme and today's winning exposure.

 

Processing Notes:

Lightroom 6 processing: Camera Standard profile > Matt K's HDR Light preset > Convert to B&W > Black and white clipping > Clarity > Crop > Highlights > Shadows > Exposure > Vignette > Exposure > Sharpening w/edge mask > spot removal > Adjustment brush on top of leaf to bring exposure down a bit > fine tune exposure and crop angle

 

 

008•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.0008•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete v2.0One of the things you learn from previous 365's and 52's is to work with personal themes. Find something that works, and make images of that theme over and over and over.

The other advantage of personal themes is having “go to images”, when the day is busy and you need to make an image for day.

Today, I went to two of my go to themes. "…reflections of me" is a years old theme. "dry leaf..." is a 1 year old theme and today's winning exposure.

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007•366 • 2016 • B&W in B&W https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/007-366-2016-b-w-in-b-w We're Here • "Literary cats"

"Group Description
Cats with books, letters, newspapers, magazines... any photos of your kitty in context with reading material are welcome."

 

Blog Only Notes:

The image for today's We're Here challenge was easy to setup, our cat Jeffrey is very malleable and photogenic. To get the contemplative expression all I had to do was shove the magazine under his paws while he slept.

Lightroom 6 processing is pretty standard. Import > Camera Standard profile > Preset: B&W Look 5 > Crop to 1x1 aspect ratio > Adjustment Brush above left ear background to bring it down in exposure/highlight/clarity > rotate CCW to make composition more dynamic.

 

007•366 • 2016 • B&W in B&W007•366 • 2016 • B&W in B&WWe're Here • "Literary cats"

"Group Description
Cats with books, letters, newspapers, magazines... any photos of your kitty in context with reading material are welcome."

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006•366 • 2016 • no luck… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/006-366-2016-no-luck …It appears all the luck has run out of this horseshoe.

I didn't have much luck making images today, this is the one and only image file that was worth processing.

366 is showing me who's the boss, so early in the game and having to push creative bounds in Lightroom post processing. I say bring it on 366, I've bested your younger siblings 52 and 365 several times in the past.

 

Blog Only notes about this image:

I added the "straight out of camera" unprocessed image file below the processed image. This is one of the many reasons to shoot RAW image files and not just JPEG. You have so much more room for post processing.

As you can see I was able to bring out much more detail and clarity. I consider the processing for this image a bit "heavy handed" Lightroom processing.

Coming from the analog days of photography, I normally "get it right in camera". Back in the day, there was never room for error or fixing it in Photoshop when shooting color transparency (slide) (positive) film.

My "heavy handed" Lightroom 6 processing consisted of boosting the clarity, boosting contrast, adjusting white balance, setting white and black points, shadow and highlight sliders, boost vibrance, using the adjustment brush on the horseshoe, leaves and shells (clarity and exposure) and adding a vignette.

 

006•366 • 2016 • no luck…006•366 • 2016 • no luck……It appears all the luck has run out of this horseshoe.

I didn't have much luck making images today, this is the one and only image file that was worth processing.

366 is showing me who's the boss, so early in the game and having to push creative bounds in Lightroom post processing. I say bring it on 366, I've bested your younger siblings 52 and 365 several times in the past.

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005•366 • 2016 • leaf me alone… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/005-366-2016-leaf-me-alone Revisiting subjects and compositions I've made in the past.

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004•366 • 2016 • low… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/004-366-2016-low We're Here • "Trains, Planes, Automobiles"

366: The 2016 Edition • "New Beginnings" • old image ideas re-shot as new images.

Random Factoid: This is the front of the first of a series of storms from the current El Nino event. We need rain here in NorCal, bring it on.

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003•366 • 2016 • dry leaf on concrete https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/003-366-2016-dry-leaf-on-concrete Macro Mondays • "Negative Space"

After several OK attempts at this week's theme I finally found and then created this image of a dried leaf on our back patio.

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002•366 • 2016 • Saturday afternoon… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/002-366-2016-saturday-afternoon Project 366: The 2016 Edition

Went out for drinks at The Winchester Goose. They specialize in traditional and eclectic craft beers.

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001•366 • 2016 • New Year's Day Hike https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2016/1/001-366-2016-new-years-day-hike 366: The 2016 Edition • "New Beginnings"

I've decided to once again take on 365 project.

Took our friends Cindy and Jesse on their first hike on the Humboldt, Guardians, 10 Mile House, Annie Bidwell, Bloody Pin, Guardians, Humboldt Trail loop. 6miles -/+ 1,000' elevation.

 

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It's not about the equipment https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2014/7/its-not-about-the-equipment Valve Job • T minus 8 days

Next week, 22 July 2014 is my scheduled Open Heart Surgery to fix my leaky Mitral Valve. I'm feeling prepared mentally for the surgery and the long recovery. I know what to expect and feel at peace with it all. I know I'll do great, I'm strong, fit, healthy and mentally prepared. I can't say I'm looking forward to it, but I am looking forward to one of my recovery goals of standing on the summit of Mt. Shasta for a 4th time. Hopefully as soon as next year's climbing season. Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen are our backyard volcanoes.

Working on all the things I feel I need to get done before my surgery, paying bills, invoicing clients, processing photos, setting up fundraising print galleries on my website, setting up final interview for my upcoming short documentary film, scouting locations, the list is long, the time is short.

The important thing to keep in mind is that I will do what I can do, because I need to be there for me, that is the primary.

Special thanks to my return home support crew, my wife who has been fantabulous, my mother in-law, and our 2 young daughters. Thank you in advance for all you will be doing for me in my time of need. 

 

So to briefly distract my attention... 

I'll talk about my image Mt. Shasta • View From the Summit

Image made with Olympus Stylus Epic point and shoot film camera.

It was July 2001 and I was leading a couple friends up the standard route, Avalanche Gulch. I had taken both my climbing film cameras, the medium format Fuji GA645zi camera and my point and shoot Olympus Stylus Epic. I didn't think there would be good enough conditions to lug my medium format film camera, so I left it in the truck and took only my point and shoot film camera.

Upon arriving on the summit of Mt. Shasta the clouds started moving in and I was able to make the below image. Shortly thereafter the mountain was socked in a complete white out, making our way back to base camp was an adventure. I'm happy to report we made it back safely.

I've had a life-long passion for creating images with consumer cameras. I feel that if I can make a compelling image from my cheapest camera, making compelling images from my pro level gear is easy. As the saying goes, "The best camera is the one you have with you." 

Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Please email which image and option you would like to order.

Also include your shipping address (or pickup) and phone number.



Level 1:
Made to order signed 8x10" lustre print
$50 (+shipping)
You will need to frame print(s) yourself.


Level 2:
Made to Order 16x20" signed canvas prints
Prints come ready to hang on your wall.

$150 (+shipping)

These will come with a personalized thank you note and my caption for the photo purchased.

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Open Heart Surgery https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2014/7/open-heart-surgery For the past 14 years I've been monitored closely for my congenital Mitral Valve Prolapse (heart murmur). Well the time has finally come for me to have repair surgery and it's scheduled for 22 July 2014.

I will be out of work for 6 to 8 weeks. During that time I will not be able to work and earn an income. So to help me and my family bridge the financial gap I've setup various print purchasing options.

Now anybody that knows me, knows how hard it has been over the decades to get any prints from me. So now here's your chance. There are multiple levels to fit every budget.

Image choices will continue to be updated as I have an opportunity to process images.

 

Level 1:

From my website printer: 

8x10 and 8x12 prints @ $25 (plus tax & shipping)

12x18" @ $65 and 16x20" @ $75 (plus tax & shipping)

These are unsigned prints with optional add-on mounting and framing options.

Below are the current image choices in 3 galleries: DougChurchill.com/surgery

 

Artsie

08•52 • bear for $20...08•52 • bear for $20...It took all week to come up with this photo. Yesterday I remembered the bear ransom note that our girls made in September 2010. At the time I took a photo of the ransom note. I went back into my archives and printed the photo of the ransom note Anna is holding. A trip to Costco today I discovered the 53" plush teddy bear and I knew the photo shoot was on!

Sadly, I became one of "those photogs" who buys a prop solely for the purpose of a Flickr photo.

I want to thank Stacie Barton for the inspiration for this photo. I "borrowed" the concept from a photo that she did that I love so much, here's the link to her version http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacieandthebartonboys/5371038665

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Camera Zoom Fx

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.
NOTE: For this image I increased the exposure by 1/2 stop in Lightroom.


ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:
#409 Held Hostage
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/409/held-hostage

"Prologue.
Ira Glass speaks with a man named Daniel Johnson, who is in the K&R business. That's the kidnap and ransom business, where a company helps you negotiate to get back your loved one. Daniel explains some surprising strategies for surviving as a hostage. (6 minutes)"

Flickr Group:
http://flickr.com/groups/TALTOTW

Facebook Page
http://Facebook.com/TAL52
Day 408 • Lost • 01 Feb 10Day 408 • Lost • 01 Feb 10This solo high heel shoe was found near my storage unit. 052•365 • Trolly • 10 Feb 09052•365 • Trolly • 10 Feb 09You know I can say trolly because of my obvious heritage, right?

One of those day shots where you're sitting there clueless for the day. Then circumstance and remembering another's image that captured my attention, served as the seed for today's submission.

Borrowed from some british girl's stream on 365. TY!

California Wildflowers

DSC_2306DSC_2306 73-HMaschoff73-HMaschoff 161023_025637161023_025637  

 

Celebrities and Martial Arts

Frank ShamrockFrank ShamrockFrank Shamrock
Also shots for Grappling issue.

1. MAT - Frank Shamrock - at Rainbow’s Studio on Dull Aluminum seamless background.
Individual and partner images for the illustration of an article about ‘Conditioning Drills’.
With Lito Angeles.

2. BB - Frank Shamrock - at Rainbow’s Studio on Deep Blue seamless background.
Individual and partner images for the illustration of an article about ‘Q&A with Frank Shamrock’.
With Lito Angeles.
Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme
Pink Background
27 July 1989
19970729

BIRTHDATE: October 18, 1960
WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
HEIGHT: 5'10"
NICKNAME: Muscles from Brussels

Jean Claude Van Damme was born October 18, 1960, to Eugene and Elaina Van Varenberg in Sint-Agatha, Belgium.

Jean Claude studied martial arts since he was 12 years old, when his father took him to train under Claude Goetz. Jean Claude's study of the martial arts was intense - he went on to become a member of karate Team Belgium, and eventually won the European Professional Karate Association's middleweight championship.

Always ambitious and a motivated entrepreneur, Jean Claude opened the California Gym while still in his teens. Then, in 1982, Jean Claude moved to Hollywood to pursue his goal of becoming a star. His big break came when he performed a spin kick in front of producer Menahem Golan, CEO of Menahem Pictures, outside of a Hollywood restaurant.

Golan was so impressed by Jean Claude's ability, he hired him for 1987's martial arts classic, BLOODSPORT -- still a favorite among martial arts/action fans.

Jean Claude's superb athleticism, attained through years of karate, ballet and bodybuilding training, has made him an acclaimed, international action star.

During his career, Jean Claude has been nominated three times (1992, 1993, & 1994) for an MTV Movie Award, in the Most Desirable Male category, and was nominated for Best Actor by the Video Premier Awards for his dual role in 2001's REPLICANT.

Jean Claude is currently working on his latest film, WAKE OF DEATH, which is being shot in England and South Africa.

Jean Claude is married and he has three children, Kristopher, Bianca and Nicolas.



MUSCLES FROM BRUSSELS BIO-BYTES

* Appeared in the music video and sang in the choir for the song, VOICES THAT CARE
* Appeared in The Smithereens TIME WON'T LET ME music video
* Appear in a print advertisement for the Gap
* Appeared in Megadeth's CRUSH 'EM music video
* Hosted the 19
Shannon Lee • 29 November 1998Shannon Lee • 29 November 1998Shannon Lee
1. Black Belt Magazine - Shannon Lee - at Rainbow’s Studio on Snow White seamless background.
Individual and partner images for the illustration of an article about ‘Shannon Lee Career Update’.
With John Koyama.

Additional Usages:
Black Belt for Kids - When I was your age.
1 or 2 photos.


Shannon Emery Lee (born April 19, 1969) is a Chinese-American actress. She is the daughter of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell. The late Brandon Lee was her older brother.[1][2]

Personal life

Shannon was born in Los Angeles, California, the second child to Bruce and Linda (Emery) Lee. Shannon and her family lived in Hong Kong from 1971 to 1973, after which her mother moved back to the United States following the death of her father. Together, they lived in Seattle, Washington (Linda's hometown) and Los Angeles. Shannon grew up in the affluent area of Rolling Hills, California.

Graduating from The Chadwick School in 1987, Shannon then attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where she studied voice and graduated in 1991. She moved back to Los Angeles in 1993 after her brother's death to pursue acting. She married lawyer Ian Keasler in 1994, and they have one daughter, Wren, who was born in 2003.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shannon_Lee
Steven SeagalSteven SeagalSteven Seagal on black background at Black Belt Magazine 1990.

http://stevenseagal.com

"Steven Frederic Seagal[2] (born April 10, 1952)[1] is an American action film star, producer, writer, martial artist, guitarist and reserve deputy sheriff. A 7th-dan black belt in Aikido, Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan.[3] He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.[4]

He later moved to the Los Angeles, California, area where he made his film debut in 1988 in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in three successful films, and would go on to achieve greater fame in Under Siege (1992), where he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback. However both On Deadly Ground (1994, which he directed) and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) did poorly in theaters. During the later half of the 90s, he starred in three more theatrical films and a direct-to-video The Patriot. Aside from Exit Wounds (2001) and Half Past Dead (2002), his career shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video films (often low budget productions and shot in Europe or Asia). Between 1998 to 2009, he appeared in a total of 22 of these. At the age of 59, he returned to the big screen as Torrez in the 2010 film Machete. As of 2011, he's currently busy with the third season of his reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman.

Seagal is also a recording artist and guitarist and the founder of Steven Seagal Enterprises.[5] In addition to his professional achievements, he is also known as an environmentalist, an animal rights activist and a supporter of the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, and the Tibetan independence movement."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Seagal
Sugar Ray Leonard • 17 November 1995 • NIK Sharpener ProSugar Ray Leonard • 17 November 1995 • NIK Sharpener ProSugar Ray Leonard
Cover

1. Black Belt Magazine - Sugar Ray Leonard on Snow seamless Background.
Karate and boxing comparison.

Cover and Inside color.

Sugar Ray Leonard
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sugar Ray Leonard (born Ray Charles Leonard on May 17, 1956) is a retired American professional boxer [1]. Named Fighter of the Decade for the 1980s, he is widely considered to be one of the best boxers of all time, winning world titles at multiple weights and engaging in contests with such celebrated opponents as Wilfred Benitez, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran and Marvin Hagler. He was named after the singing legend Ray Charles. Leonard was given the nickname "Sugar" by his wife Juanita Wilkinson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Ray_Leonard

Landscapes

Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Looking down from the top of Mt. Shasta, July 2001.

I reworked this image as a B&W for a photo contest. I like it better now.

This image was made with an point and shoot film camera the Olympus Stylus Epic using Fuji NPS film.
"Miracle Grow" • Burning Man 2005"Miracle Grow" • Burning Man 2005Psyche - The Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious Battle Rock - Wayside Park, OregonBattle Rock - Wayside Park, OregonOur family holiday to the southern Oregon Coast for the New Year. Took this snapshot while visiting Battle Rock - Wayside Park.

Lightroom 4 Beta processing the normal exposure.

Used new shadow and highlight sliders, starting with Matt's Medium HDR LR4 pre-set. Graduated filter for the clouds in the sky. Adjustment brush color temperature to for water reflection and sky.
Face RockFace RockI finally made it to Face Rock in Bandon, Oregon.

This image was made with my Canon G12 compact camera. It's a 3 exposure image (RAW) processed in HDR Efex Pro, Viveza 2, Color Efex Pro 3, Dfine 2 and Lightroom 4 Beta.

"The Legend:

Face Rock gets its name from the monolith rock formation located in the ocean just off the beach. Legend tells of the Indian Princess, Ewauua, who had come with her father, Chief Siskiyou, to visit the tribes on the coast. Dignitaries from other tribes came as well and a great potlatch ensued. Ewauua had brought her dog, Komax, with her, along a basket with her cat and kittens. The local tribesmen warned everyone about Seatka, the evil spirit in the ocean, but Ewauua was not afraid. She was from the mountains and had never seen the ocean before. It was where the clouds were made, and it was beautiful to her. The potlatch lasted late into the night, and soon everyone was asleep. But Ewauua was not tired. She walked down to the beach with Komax and the basket of cats and waded in the ocean. The cool water on her feet made her laugh, and she wandered farther into the surf. Komax, on the beach, began to bark, warning her that she had gone too far, but Ewauua could not hear him. As she began to swim and evil feeling came over her. Suddenly a powerful hand grabbed her. Komax leaped into the ocean to rescue his mistress. Upon reaching her, he bit the monster that held her fast. Seatka roared and tossed Komax and the cats out to sea. Seatka held fast to Ewauua, forcing her to look in his eyes where his power lie, but she would not. Komax’s barking awakened the camp. They ran down to the beach where they saw Komax, howling for his mistress, the cat and kittens, Seatka trying to get Ewauua to look at him, and Ewauua, gazing up at the clouds. All had been turned to stone."

Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_Rock_State_Scenic_Viewpoint

 

Level 2:

Made to order signed 8x10" lustre print @ $50 (+shipping)

Order from Level 3 Gallery and specify 8x10

You will need to frame print(s) yourself.

 

Level 3:

Made to Order Numbered Limited Edition 16x20" signed Canvas Prints

Prints come ready to hang on your wall.

$150 (+shipping)

ONLY 20 of these prints (each image) will be offered for sale, (21 will be made with me keeping number 1/21)

These will come with a personalized thank you note and my caption for the photo purchased.

  Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Mt Shasta "View From the Summit"Please email which image and option you would like to order.

Also include your shipping address (or pickup) and phone number.



Level 1:
Made to order signed 8x10" lustre print
$50 (+shipping)
You will need to frame print(s) yourself.


Level 2:
Made to Order 16x20" signed canvas prints
Prints come ready to hang on your wall.

$150 (+shipping)

These will come with a personalized thank you note and my caption for the photo purchased.
Miracle Grow • Burning Man 2005Miracle Grow • Burning Man 2005Please email which image and option you would like to order.

Also include your shipping address (or pickup) and phone number.


Level 1:
Made to order signed 8x10" lustre print
$50 (+shipping)
You will need to frame print(s) yourself.


Level 2:
Made to Order 16x20" signed canvas prints
Prints come ready to hang on your wall.

$150 (+shipping)

These will come with a personalized thank you note and my caption for the photo purchased.
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2014/7/open-heart-surgery Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:28:46 GMT
Sutter Buttes https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2014/4/sutter-buttes Sutter ButtesSutter ButtesNorth Butte - 12 image panorama stitch (230 MegaPixels)

State Park at Sutter Buttes: Peace Valley and Vicinity. California Native Plant Society - Mount Lassen Chapter.

 

Went for a hike in California's newest State Park with the California Native Plant Society - Mount Lassen Chapter. Larry from Eye.fi joined us for the hike, it was his first time in the Sutter Buttes, it had been on his bucket list for years. This was my 2nd trip with CNPS to the Sutter Buttes.

The weather was great and the view gorgeous. This is a 230 MegaPixel 12 image panorama stitch. Click the image above to see all the photos in the gallery.

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2014/4/sutter-buttes Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:50:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 14•52 • BFF https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/4/14_52_2013 14•52 • BFF

Anna and Aurora talking and walking on our multi-family hike on Table Mountain to Phantom Falls.
 
Used Eye.fi Pro X2 card and Samsung Tab 2 10.1, it works perfectly "in the field" for previews on a larger screen than the back of camera.
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 52 Weeks CA California Native Nikon D800E NorCal Northern California Oroville Plant Table Mountain United States United States of America Wildflower arm in arm bloom blooms blossom blossoms flower flowers friends girls landscape landscapes spring usa vernal pool volcanic plateau wild wildflowers https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/4/14_52_2013 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:27:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 13•52 • Sky Lupine https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/4/13_52_2013 13•52 • Sky Lupine

 

 

Went for a hike on the Humboldt Trail in Upper Bidwell Park. Used my Nikon N90s, 50mm @ f/1.4 and Kodak Ektar 100iso film.
 
Wildflower season is in full swing here in NorCal. And to think that before I started going on the California Native Plant Society hikes I would crush wildflowers beneath my hiking boots not knowing their names.
 
Macro Mondays • "I Fooled You!" • this is not digital it's film...
 
I'm really enjoying my reimmersion into the analog world, dusting off my 35mm, 120cm and 4x5" cameras. The grain and bokeh has a very different feel than digital. 
 
 
 
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 100 1x1 35mm 52 Weeks America Basalt Big Chico Creek Butte County CA California City Ektar Forest Ranch Humboldt Kodak Lovejoy Lupinus Native Nikon N90s Plant Sky Lupine Wildflower analog backcountry bloom blooms blossom blossoms bokeh canyon land diverse fauna film flora flower flowers foothills forest geology hiking municipal nanus park plants pristine selective focus sensitive spectacular square trail undeveloped united states urban usa vistas wild wildflowers https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/4/13_52_2013 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:51:00 GMT
52 WeeksProject • 12•52 • hey you up there... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/12_52_2013 12•52 • hey you up there...

 

Our youngest daughter Anna points up and laughs at me as I point down with my camera to make images of the spiral staircase. Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Arena, CA.

http://pointarenalighthouse.com

 

I've been using the Eye-Fi card for a couple weeks, to transfer images to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. I like the geo-tag functionality of the card, makes my life easier in post-production. I also like the Direct Mode connection, so that the Eye-Fi Pro X2 card creates a wireless connection with my tablet or phone, allowing me to use the features off the grid. What a great product Eye-Fi is...
http://www.eye.fi

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 1x1 52 52 Weeks 7-8-years Anna Annalise B&W California Eye-Fi Nikon D800E Point Arena Point Arena Lighthouse United States adolescent adorable asian asian american attractive b black and white black white brown hair brunette child childhood cute dark hair daughter female girl high angle view high angle views interior interiors irish juvenile kid lean light house light houses little multiethnic multiracial pretty slender small square straight hair w young youngster youth https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/12_52_2013 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:58:00 GMT
52 WeeksProject •11•52 • Sulphur Works https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/11_52_2013 11•52 • Sulphur Works

 

Lens Pro To Go Week 11 • "Where I Live"

Mt. Lassen is our backyard volcano.

I took my new Eye-Fi Pro X2 8gb card on this trip. The card was able to make a wireless connection to my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and worked perfectly.
http://www.eye.fi

"Sulphur Works
The park's most easily accessed hydrothermal area features boiling mudpots and steam vents viewable via a sidewalk."
http://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/exploring-the-hydrothermal-areas.htm

This stiched image is 77.0 MP (9977x7483).

   

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 52 52 weeks CA California Cascades Composite LPTG13WK11 Lassen Lassen County Lassen Peak NPS National Park Service Nikon D800E Shasta County Sulphur Works United States of America backcountry forest fumaroles hiking mud pot peak plug dome shield snow snowshoeing summit trail usa view vista volcanic volcano volcanoes https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/11_52_2013 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:55:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 10•52 • no gull... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/10_52_2013 10•52 • no gull...

 

52 Weeks: The 2013 Edition • Week 10 theme "What is it?"

Meet Crystal who is an Icelandic Gyrfalcon. She's at her job, which  is bird abatement at Neil Road Recycling and Waste Facility. She’s part of the raptor team that deters the Gulls from picking through the trash and defecating on the landfill workers.

Crystal belongs to Dave Myers who is a Master Falconer that owns and operates "Bird Abatement Services". Bird abatement services is a non-lethal way of displacing wild birds that cause agricultural damage, and are public health and safety concerns. Crystal is also Dave’s most prized bird who is worth ~ $20,000. Dave can be contacted at 530.774.3205.

"The Gyrfalcon (pron.: /ˈdʒɜrfɔːlkən/ or /ˈdʒɜrfælkən/), also spelled gerfalcon, — Falco rusticolus — is the largest of the falcon species. The Gyrfalcon breeds on Arctic coasts and the islands of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is mainly resident there also, but some Gyrfalcons disperse more widely after the breeding season, or in winter.[nb 1] Although the Sushen's precise homeland at that time remains unknown, it was in the Manchuria region, no less than c.600 and perhaps more than 1000 km from the Lu capital of Qufu. The Gyrfalcon is dispersed throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, with populations in Northern America, Greenland, and Northern Europe. Its plumage varies with location, with birds being coloured from all-white to dark brown. For centuries, gyrfalcon has been a precious hunting bird, highly valued among the Vikings. It is the national symbol of Iceland.
 
The bird's common name comes from French gerfaucon; in medieval Latin it is gyrofalco. The first part of the word may come from Old High German gîr (cf. modern German Geier) for "vulture", referring to its size compared to other falcons; or from the Latin gȳrus for "circle" or "curved path"—from the species' circling as it searches for prey, distinct from the hunting of other falcons in its range.[nb 2] The male Gyrfalcon is called a gyrkin in falconry. The scientific name is composed of the Latin term for a falcon, Falco, and for a countryside-dweller"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrfalcon

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) Bird Abatement California Dave Myers Durham Nikon D800E United States ecology education elementary school elementary schools falcon garbage grade school grade schools landfill landfills primary school primary schools raptor trash https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/10_52_2013 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:53:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 09•52 • a toast to film... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/09_52_2013 09•52 • a toast to film...

 

Nikon N90s, Nikkor 50mm @ f/1.4 with Kodak Ektar 100
Processed and scanned at Costco.

Rekindling my love with film.

52 Weeks: The 2013 Edition "Myths and Legends"

Sierra Nevada Brewery has become legendary in the craft brew industry.

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 35mm 52 Weeks Butte County CA California Chico IPA ISO 100 Kodak Ektar Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D Nikon N90s NorCal Northern California Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada Brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing United States United States of America ale analog beer brew brewery can close up close ups craft film micro outside selective focus torpedo usa https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/3/09_52_2013 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:49:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 08•52 • "beginning on a train..." v2.0 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/08-52_2013 08•52 • "beginning on a train..." v2.0

 

08•52 • "beginning on a train..." v2.0

Another image that I've redone with my Nikon D800E. The original version was made on my Droid 3 cell phone camera.

52 Weeks: The 2013 Edition • "Low-Angle POV"

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 52 Weeks B&W Barber Butte County CA California Chico Diamond Match Company Nikon D800E Southern Pacific Railroad United States black and white black white close up close ups danger dangerous dangers depot depots detail details hazard hazardous hazards line low angle view low angle views lumber mill perspective rusted terminal terminals toned tracks train train station train stations transportation travel week8theme wheel wheels https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/08-52_2013 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:07:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 07•52 • VDay... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/07_52_2013 07•52 • VDay...

07•52 • VDay...

 

 

Lens Pro to Go  • 52 Week Project Week 7 • "Love"
 
52 weeks : 2013 Edition • "Rotation"
 
Theme of the Week • "Love"
 
This  American Life • Theme of the Week • #486 "Valentine's Day 2013"
 
This upside down car has been the "advertisement"  for a local used car dealer for a number of years. The message on the car changes from time to time.
 
 
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #486 #lPTG13WK7 52 Weeks Butte County CA California Chico Nikon D800E NorCal Northern California TALTOTW TOTW United States of America Valentine's Day advertisement auto automobile automobiles autos car cars danger dangerous dangers dealership down hazard hazardous hazards heart illegal love low angle view low angle views transportation unlawful unlucky upside upside down usa vehicle vehicles wreck https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/07_52_2013 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:31:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 06•52 • Lost v.2.0... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/06_52_2013 06•52 • Lost v.2.0...

 

 

Lens Pro to Go  • 52 Week Project Week 6 • "Down"
 
I'm finding myself re-shooting some of my previous images with my 36mp Nikon D800E.
 
Getty Images requested my original "Lost" image that was made on my Canon G11 compact camera. "Lost" is one of my favorite images from my Project 365, so I decided to shoot  it again in uber high resolution.
 
The original "Lost" image was truly a found image. This "Lost" image is staged.
 
 
Day 408 • Lost • 01 Feb 10
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #lPTG13WK6 52 Weeks California Chico Nikon D800E United States alone ambient apparel asphalt close up couture daylight deject dejected dejection down emptiness empty fashion female females high heel high heels human interest individual ladies loneliness lonely loss lost low angle view low angle views outside perspective precipitate precipitation puddle rain raining red reds reflection road sad sadness secluded seclusion shoe shoes single solo sorrow still life storage unit street scene street scenes uncertain uncertainty unlucky void wet woman women women's https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/06_52_2013 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:48:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 05•52 • I am predator... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/05_52_2013 05•52 • I am predator...

 

Flickr Themed Groups:

Lens Pro to Go  • 52 Week Project Week 5 • "Up"
 
52 Weeks: The 2013 Edition • "Post-Apocalytpic"
For prey this intense look is Apocalyptic.
 
Theme of the Week • "I Am"
 
 
This bald eagle lives and hunts at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge. He looks rather incensed that I am below him with a camera clicking away.
 
"Welcome to the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex, located approximately 90 miles north of the city of Sacramento.The Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands in the Sacramento Valley of California. In addition, there are over 30,000 acres of conservation easements in the Complex. The Refuges and easements are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service); they serve as resting and feeding areas for nearly half the migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway."
 
 
 
I've started a new group and would love too see your best photo of the month:
 
About 1x12 • 2013 Edition
 
Are you doing a 365, 52 Weeks, Macro Mondays, 100 Strangers, Strobist Sundays, Theme of the Week, etc?
 
All those projects just too much and you just want to focus on making one great image per month?
 
We want to see your best photo you created for the month. 
Only 1 photo per month and the photo must be a new photo created for that month.
 
You can start your 1x12 anytime, just make a commitment to yourself to create 1 portfolio worthy image each month.
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #LPTG13WK5 52 Weeks Nikon D800E Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge TOTW annoy annoyed annoying bald eagle bald eagles barbaric bird birds brutal brutality close up close ups closeup closeups danger dangerous death deaths dread fear fearful front view haliaeetus leucocephalus eagle incensed intimidate intimidates intimidating intimidation irritated low angle view merciless natural outside perilous predator ruthless ruthlessness terror terrors threat threatening threats torment tormenting torments unhappy upset vicious violence violent https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/2/05_52_2013 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:34:00 GMT
Become a Better Photographer in 2013 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/become-a-better-photographer-in-2013

 

The Grid on Kelby TV had an excellent show titled "Become a Better Photographer in 2013" and it had a lot of good food for thought.

 

I've been nominated Vice President and am giving a short talk at NorCal Professional Photographers Association this evening to summarize that episode of The Grid and give my personal thoughts.

 

  1. Figure out your style: Focus on what you're good at. Are you a wedding, portrait, commercial, landscape, architectural, lifestyle, adventure or fine art photographer? Most of us are a combination of those styles, it's up to you to choose where your best creativity and passion lies. Learn to accept  critique, listen to what other people say about your images, you might glean a nugget of truth out of it, even if you don't agree.
  2. Study the Masters: Google the websites for the photographers you most admire. Use sites like Flickr, 500px and Google Images to research what other photographers have done in regards to a style, subject or location. Take from that the elements of the photographs that you like and don't like. Learn from other's mistakes and successes. Build your mental visual library.
  3. Seek out Training: The internet has a wealth of information and how to videos for photography. For example KelbyTraining and YouTube.com
  4. Do whatever it takes to get the images you want to make: If you're a landscape photographer, travel to that special place. If you want to make new and compelling wedding, portrait or fashion images hire/trade a model and borrow/rent the clothing. If you're an event or sports photographer, get access to those events. Go for "That Client" you've always wanted  to work for.
  5. Create an online portfolio: Build your website, I use Zenfolio, other great choices are PhotoShelter and Smugmug. Photo sharing sites like Flickr and 500px are great places to share and be inspired by themed groups like Macro Mondays, Strobist Sundays, Theme of the Week and Flickr Friday. Another option for creative inspiration on Flickr is the new group I started 1x12 2013 Edition. Flickr and Getty Images have partnered, I received an invite from Getty Images to become a contributor to their Flickr Creative Collection for my Adventure/Lifestyle and Fine Art images. I'll admit Getty's 30/70 contract is low, but these are images that I'm not marketing anyway and Getty Images is the world's largest stock agency; they don't accept images unless they believe they can sell them.
  6. Buy or rent the gear you need: LensProToGo and BorrowLens are two great rental companies. You can also look on Ebay for used gear.
  7. WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?: This is the most important key to becoming a better photographer this year. Think about what you want to accomplish for yourself and your business. Matt Kloskowski's mission is "To take beautiful images of beautiful places." My mission is "To make compelling images for my commercial, stock and fine art photography. Which includes architectural, commercial, short films, adventure/lifestyle and artsy fartsy images.

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/become-a-better-photographer-in-2013 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:21:46 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 04•52 • our 6th Anniversary https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/04_52_2013 04•52 • our 6th Anniversary

 

Shawn (my wife) and I celebrated our 6th Anniversary at Japanese Blossoms.
 
Maro Mondays • Wisdom 
Fish is brain food and the Japanese culture has centuries of wisdom to share.
 
Lens Pro To Go • In My Glass
 
Theme of the Week • Shape
Healthy food helps keep me in shape.
 
52 Weeks: the 2013 Edition • Quotes
 
Shonen Knife "Sushi Bar"
YouTube video:
 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
I wanna go to a sushi bar. 
I wanna go with you. 
Hamachi, Ika, Ebi, Tako. 
Maguro, Kaibashira. 
How about this Friday night? 
I can't wait to go. 
Anago, Uni, Toro, Natto. 
Unagi, Akagai. 
Ooo, how nice! 
Healthy menu. 
It's my favorite Japanese meal. 
Ooo, colorful art of the food. 
It's a beautiful Japanese meal. 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
I wanna go to a sushi bar. 
I wanna go with you. 
Ikura, Battera, Salmon. 
Tamago, Saladamaki. 
Which one shall I order first? 
I just can't choose. 
Kappa, Anakyu, Tekka. 
Sayori, Kazunoko. 
Ooo, Let's eat a healthy menu. 
It's a famous Japanese meal. 
Ooo, let's drink hot green tea After a Japanese meal. Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar! 
Sushi, sushi, sushi bar! 
Going to a sushi bar!
 
 
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #LPTG13WK4 52 D800E Nikon TOTW Weeks attract attracting attraction attractions attracts beer beverage beverages close closeup closeups crayola crayons dine dines dining dipic drink drinking drinks eat eating eats fish fishes food foods japanese life macromondays raw restaurant restaurants sashimi still sushi up ups https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/04_52_2013 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 16:22:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 03•52 • time to reflect... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/03_52_2013 03•52 • time to reflect...

 

 

 

This is the Stuhrling Original wrist watch that my wife gifted me for the 2012 Holidays.
 
Lens Pro to Go  • 52 Week Project Week 3 • "Think Small"
 
Macro Mondays • "Reflections"
 
Strobist: Two Norman P2000 power packs - 2 large umbrellas front lighting camera left and right @ f/22. Two background lights camera left and right  barebuld w/reflectors  @ f/32.
 
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #LPTG13WK3 1x1 52 Weeks D800E Nikon Original Stuhrling back background backlit close closeup contemplate contemplates contemplating contemplation contemplative detail details front fulfill fulfilled fullfillment inspiration inspirations inspire inspiring life light lit macro macromondays meditate meditation meditative optimism optimist optimistic peace peaceful perfect perfecting perfection perfects perseverance persevere perseveres persevering reflect reflecting reflection reflective relax relaxation relaxes relaxing shot square still strobist studio thoughtful time together togetherness tranquil tranquility up view watch white wisdom wrist https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/03_52_2013 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:30:55 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 02•52 • "dog nose" https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/02_52_2013  

dog nose02•52 • dog nose 2nd week for the Lens Pro To Go Flickr Group 52 Weeks Project.

 

52 Weeks Project

Week 2 theme • "Black and White"

 

02•52 • dog nose

Trillian and I went for a 6 mile loop hike on the Humboldt > Guardians > 10 Mile House > Annie Bidwell > Bloody Pin > Guardians > Humboldt trails loop. Upper Bidwell Park in Chico, CA.

 

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #LPTG13WK2 52 Weeks Bidwell Park Doberman Doberman Pinscher Dobie Nikon D800E Trillian United States of America b black black and white black white bw canine canines dog dogs high angle view high angle views nose outside pet pets smell smelling smells usa w wide angle wide angles https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/02_52_2013 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:36:00 GMT
52 Weeks Project • 01•52 • "Happy New Year!" https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/01_52_2013 01•52 • Happy New Year!

 

I love my Flickr projects so I've decided to embark on a 52 Weeks Project. I'm using the Lens Pro To Go Flickr Group as my inspiration for the weekly challenges.

 

52 Weeks Project • Theme "Happy New Year!"

01•52 • "Happy New Year!"

 

On New Year's Day we went to Lassen National Volcanic Park for a day of sledding in the snow. In this image Anna gets a face full of snow as she zoomed down the hill past me.

 

Lassen is our "home" volcano.

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #LPTG13WK1 52 Weeks 7-8-years Anna Annalise CA California Cascades Composite Lassen Lassen County Lassen National Park Lassen Peak NPS National Park Service Nikon D800E Shasta County United States of America adolescent adorable asian asian american attractive backcountry brown hair brunette child childhood cute dark hair daughter female forest girl irish juvenile kid lean little multiethnic multiracial pretty sled sleds sleigh slender small snow straight hair usa view vista volcanic volcano volcanoes young youngster youth https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2013/1/01_52_2013 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 04:10:00 GMT
Swim Lessons https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/swim-lessons Swim Lessons

This snapshot of my eldest daughter Johnna, made with my new Nikon D800E placed 1st in the June 2012 Print Competition for NorCal Professional Photographers Association.

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 7-9-years Johnna Nikon D800E adolescent adorable american apparel asian attractive beach wear brown hair brunette child childhood clothing competence competent confidence confident contemplate contemplates contemplating contemplation contemplative cute dark hair daughter female girl innocence innocent irish juvenile kid lean little multiethnic multiracial perseverance persistence persistent pool pools preserver preservers preserving pretty slender small sport sports straight hair swim swimmer swimmers swimming swimming pool swimming pools swims swimwear thoughtful water young youngster youth https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/swim-lessons Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:52:36 GMT
24•52 • future ???’s https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL24-52 Dancing2016_581

 

Johnna made this card for me for Father’s Day. What questions will she have for me when she becomes an adult?

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#289: Go Ask Your Father

Originally aired 05.13.2005

 

“In this show, sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they've always wanted to know about their father. The answers aren't always what they hope for.”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/289/go-ask-your-father

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #289 1x1 Android B&W California Chico Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App black card cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones child children close up close ups dad dads daughter daughters drawing drawings father father's day fatherhood fathers high angle view high angle views holiday holidays kid kids mobile phone mobile phones papa square white youngster youngsters https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL24-52 Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:03:00 GMT
23•52 • 10’s https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL23-52

 

Splitting 10’s is a technique that card counters use when the deck is stacked in their favor.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#466: Blackjack

Originally aired 06.08.2012

 

“Stories about the casino game everyone thinks they can beat. In one, a woman gambles away her inheritance and then sues the casino, saying they're to blame. In another, Christians join forces to take down casinos — by becoming professional card-counting blackjack players. Plus: MIT Blackjack Team memberAndy Bloch teaches us to count cards.”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/466/blackjack

 

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #466 10 10 s Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW Vignette App blackjack cards cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones count counter counting gamble gambler gamblers gambles gambling gaming mobile phone mobile phones split https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL23-52 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:22:00 GMT
22•52 • DUI https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL22-52

The best man for my wedding was visiting this weekend. At ~4am Monday morning the cops were chasing a drunk driver who crashed into a couple cars on our block. In this photo you can see the perp’s broken turn signal plastic cover lying on top of the  hydraulic motorcycle lift on my friends Mercedes MB G350 Turbo. The suspect is in custody.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Camera Zoom Fx and Touch Retouch

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#164: Crime Scene

Originally aired 07.07.2000

 

“Every crime scene hides a story. In this week's show, we hear about crime scenes and the stories they tell.”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/465/what-happened-at-dos-erres

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #164 1x1 52 Weeks Android Camera Zoom FX Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW abstract abstracts cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones close up close ups crime crimes high contrast mobile phone mobile phones square touch retouch https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL22-52 Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:24:00 GMT
21•52 • Dos Erres https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL21-52

 

I photographed a friend’s globe, focusing on Central America to illustrate this week’s theme.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#465: What Happened At Dos Erres

Originally aired 05.25.2012

 

“In 1982, the Guatemalan military massacred the villagers of Dos Erres, killing more than 200 people. Thirty years later, a Guatemalan living in the US got a phone call from a woman who told him that two boys had been abducted during the massacre -- and he was one of them”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/465/what-happened-at-dos-erres

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

Flickr Group: http://flickr.com/groups/TALTOTW

Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/TAL52

Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/6/TAL21-52 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:44:48 GMT
911 Heroes Awards https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/blog_20120531  

Another fun day at the 13th annual 911 for Kids/CHP Tim Brown Local Heros Awards hosted by AT&T at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
 
More photos coming soon...
 
911 For Kids website.
 
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/blog_20120531 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 00:17:00 GMT
Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/blog_20120530  

Had a great time at the 13th annual 911 for Kids/CHP Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp hosted by AT&T at the CHP Academy in Sacramento.
 
More photos coming soon...
 
911 For Kids website.
 

Tim Brown Mentor Mini Camp

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/blog_20120530 Thu, 31 May 2012 04:21:00 GMT
20•52 • phone home… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL20-52 DSC_2053

“Prologue: Ira interviews Ryan Knighton, a blind guy who had a very peculiar experience with a hotel room telephone. Then Ira introduces the rest of the show, which was recorded live on stage in New York City and beamed to movie theaters in the US, Canada and Australia. (7 minutes)”

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#464: Invisible Made Visible

Originally aired 05.14.2012

 

“This week, the radio debut of the episode we just did live on stage and beamed to movie theatres all over the country. David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Tig Notaro and Ryan Knighton performed stories. Mike Birbiglia made a short film, co-starring Terry Gross”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/154/in-dog-we-trust

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #464 1x1 52 Weeks Android B&W Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW black and white cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones closeup hotel mobile phone mobile phones phone square telephone https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL20-52 Thu, 31 May 2012 00:30:47 GMT
19•52 • A Clockwork Orange https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL52-19

 

The Blue Room one of our local live performance theatres put on a very well done Play of A Clockwork Orange. Alex is the quintessential sociopath.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#436:The Psychopath Test

Originally aired 03.10.2000

 

“Recently we heard about this test that could determine if someone was a psychopath. So, naturally, our staff decided to take it. This week we hear the results. Plus Jon Ronson asks the question: is this man a psychopath?”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/154/in-dog-we-trust

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/TAL52

Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #436 1x1 A Clockwork Orangw Android B&W Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW Vignette App cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones mobile phone mobile phones square https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL52-19 Mon, 21 May 2012 13:17:00 GMT
Two winners in the same week... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TwoWinners This image took 1st Place in NorCal Professional Photographers Association May 2012 Print Competition. Scott also took 1st Overall place in Chico Bodybuilding Figure & Bikini Contest. Congratulations Scott I know how hard you worked to take 1st Place! Thanks Matt Kloskowski of Lightroom Killer Tips for his "Ultimate Fighter" preset that provided the basis for this processing, that I modified for my purposes for this photo.
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TwoWinners Wed, 16 May 2012 14:33:12 GMT
18•52 • in dog we trust… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL18_52 …for a comfy place to nap. Jeffrey loves to nap on the dog’s bed.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#154: In Dog We Trust

Originally aired 03.10.2000

 

“Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this question and others.”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/154/in-dog-we-trust

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

Flickr Group: http://flickr.com/groups/TALTOTW

Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/TAL52

Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #154 Android California Chico Droid Droid 3 Jeffrey MoPho Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App bed cat cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones feline mobile phone mobile phones mobile photography sleeping https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL18_52 Mon, 14 May 2012 16:14:00 GMT
17•52 • “They’re all crooks…” https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL17-52

We’ve all heard that cliché about politicians.

 

Having a fiancée with a Master’s Degree in Political Science who is also attending Pacific McGeorge School of Law, these books were lying around the house.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#463: Mortal Vs Venial

Originally aired 04.27.2012

 

“Religion makes it pretty clear what differentiates mortal sins from venial ones. Mortal are the really bad sins and venial the lesser ones. But in our everyday lives, it can be really difficult to determine just how bad we've been. This week we have stories of people trying to figure out that question.”

 

ACT ONE. THE POSTCARD ALWAYS RINGS TWICE.

Producer Alex Blumberg tells the story of Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State Senator who spent last year in federal prison. The story of how Jeff ended up there includes large sins, but begins with a relatively small one. In other words, it's the story of a venial sin turning into a mortal one. Alex can regularly be heard on Planet Money, which is a collaboration between NPR News and This American Life. “

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/462/own-worst-enemy

You can also follow my project on:

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #463 Android B&W California Chico Droid Droid 3 Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App black and white book close up crime criminal law political politics text book text books https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL17-52 Mon, 07 May 2012 14:39:00 GMT
16•52 • Return To The Scene of the Crime https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL16_52 This is the 23 April 2009 ticket to the This American Life Live Theatre Event “Return To The Scene Of The Crime”. On 10 May 2012 we return to the scene of this event for the new This American Life LiveTheatre Event.

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#379: RETURN TO THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

Originally aired 05.01.2009

 

“A live episode of the radio program, including stories told on stage by Dan Savage and Mike Birbiglia. Guess what? We're doing another live show like this — nationwide on movie screens — on May 10th!”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/379/return-to-the-scene-of-the-crime

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #379 Android California Chico Droid Droid 3 Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App cinemark fathom live movie theater movie theatre stub theater theaters theatre theatres ticket https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/5/TAL16_52 Wed, 02 May 2012 04:10:18 GMT
NorCal PPA Print Comp https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/norcal-ppa-print-comp NorCal Professional Photographers Association and their monthly print competition is making me a better photographer, both with my Mobile Photography and traditional photography. They're a tough crowd to please. With this image, for the purity of my personal 52 Weeks Project I  need to do all the heavy processing in phone camera (DROID3) with installed Apps. I entered the below image in the April print comp and was dinged for the mailbox in the upper right corner. This led me to search for an Android App that would allow me to do cloning and spot healing.  I found the Touch Retouch App.  The result is a much better image, while at the same time maintaining the purity of my project.

08•52 • bear for $20...

 

 

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/norcal-ppa-print-comp Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:12:06 GMT
15•52 • The Conversation https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/TAL15-52 Shawn and I pose to illustrate The Conversation from The Truth a compelling new radio drama podcast, by Jonathan Mitchell.

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App and PhotoShake Pro

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#462: OWN WORST ENEMY

Originally aired 04.13.2012

 

“Act Two. The Conversation.
The creators of the new podcast The Truth are trying to re-imagine and re-invent radio drama, so it doesn't sound like an antique novelty. They created this for us. It was produced and directed by Jon (yes it's fiction) produced and directed by Jonathan Mitchell, and written by Jonathan Mitchell, Ed Herbstman, and Melanie Hoopes. The actors are Ed Herbstman, Tami Sagher, Libby George and Christian Paluck. (14 1/2 minutes)”

 

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/462/own-worst-enemy

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #462 2 Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola PhotoShake Pro TALTOTW Vignette App b black and white black white bw cell phone cell phones cellular phone cellular phones couple couples courtship courtships date dates dating diptic female females guy guys human interest male males man men mobile phone mobile phones outside street photo street photography street photos street scene street scenes two people w https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/TAL15-52 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 04:31:59 GMT
Photo Shoot with Scott Amick https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/photo-shoot Had a awesome photo shoot yesterday with Scott Amick (talent) and Miles Berdachi (stylist). Here are some behind the scenes shots of Miles making sure Scott looks his best (his attention to detail is awesome!). The kilt Miles is wearing is a StumpTown Kilt. So many excellent photos to edit through and then process... w00t!

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/photo-shoot Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:08:03 GMT
14•52 • 7 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/TAL14-52 "Commandment Seven. You Shall Not Commit Adultery.

 

 “I don’t know about your house, but at our home all kinds of sensuous and provocative clothing catalogs arrive in the mail uninvited. I’ve come to realize that I have to view even getting my mail as a battleground. Will I throw them away immediately, or steal glances and flip through them for a quick thrill?” Josh Harris, from his audio book “Not Even a Hint, Guarding Your Heart Against Lust”

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#332: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Originally aired 05.04.2007

“Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus
Prologue.
Host Ira Glass reads from the Ten Commandments. Not the original Ten Commandments, but some of the newer, lesser-known ones. There's the "Ten Commandments of Tractor Safety," the "Ten Commandments of Paris Dining," the "Miner's Ten Commandments of 1853," the "Ten Commandments of Umpiring," and the "Ten Commandments for Math Teachers"—just to name a few. (4 minutes) “Ira Glass - prologue

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/332/the-ten-commandments

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13•52 • Roll of Bills… https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/TAL13-52 A big fat roll of bills is the stereotypical cliché for backroom deal making.  Andy Worhol’s 1962 “Roll of Bills” (Museum of Modern Art, NYC) was an inspiration for my “Roll of Bills” image.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#461: Take the Money and Run for Office

Originally aired 03.30.2012

“For anyone who has ever heard the term "Washington insider" and felt outside — we are with you. So this week, we go inside the rooms where the deals get made, to the actual moment that the checks change hands — and we ask the people writing and receiving the checks what, exactly, is the money buying? “Ira Glass - prologue

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/461/take-the-money-and-run-for-office

 

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Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/TAL52

Instagram: DougChurchill

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #461 Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App b bad bills black and white black white blame blames blaming bw cash cell phone censorship censure censuring close up close ups conflict conflicts conquer conquers currencies currency defeat defeated defeats dollar dollars exploit exploitation exploits greed greediness greedy high angle view high angle views illegal money restraint restraints roll roll of bills threat threatening threats unlawful w https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/4/TAL13-52 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 00:45:59 GMT
12•52 • Heads, I win. Tails, you lose. https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL12-52 12•52 • Heads, I win. Tails, you lose.

  “Today on our show we hear what happens when somebody takes your family, and throws it up in the air like a deck of cards” Ira Glass - prologue

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#360: SWITCHED AT BIRTH

Originally aired 07.25.2008

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/360/switched-at-birth

"On a summer day in 1951, two baby girls were born in a hospital in small-town Wisconsin. The infants were accidentally switched, and went home with the wrong families.”

 

You can also follow my project on:

Blog: http://DougChurchill.com/blog

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Facebook Page: http://Facebook.com/TAL52

 

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #360 Android California Chico Droid Droid 3 MoPho Mobile Photography Motorola TALTOTW United States Vignette App b black and white black white blame blames blaming bw cards cell phone close up close ups complicate complication complications conflict conflicts deception deck high angle view high angle views loss losses playing regret regrets toss tossed uncertain uncertainties uncertainty uneasy w https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL12-52 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 01:07:27 GMT
I-5 LIVE! 19 March 2012 https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/I5-Live

 

 

I-5 LIVE! 19 March 2012
KCHO Chico, Ca

The radio show went very well, we talked about:
• My photo collaboration with This American Life, Adrianne of TAL was interviewed.

This American Life • Theme of the Week on... Flickr    Facebook

• My work with 911 for Kids


• My mentee work with Frank, who is in a wheelchair. He was on the show, it's powerful hearing him speak about overcoming obstacles as a disabled photographer, his activism in Sacramento for State Budget Rallies, how the budget cuts affect him personally and his hopes and plans for the future of his photo business.
Here’s a photo of Frank photographing a budget rally at the Capitol

• My work with FOCUS Film Festival, Mary Ann of Far Northern Regional Center called in to talk about “"FOCUS Film Festival explores documentary and narrative films which "focus" on and examine the complexity of the human experience: disability, culture, relationships, aging, lifestyle, and more.” (Utilikilts Website)

Help-Portrait Chico

• Intellectual Property rights grabs by social media sites like Facebook for photos and videos, and steps you can take to help minimize this.

BE AWARE OF FACEBOOK'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY T&C

Yes they can and will sale things you post on Facebook to 3rd party advertisers. I presume this is only for content that is publicly shared, but I'm not so sure and I'm sure they can change their T&C at anytime.

facebook.com/legal/terms

"For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it."

 

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11•52 • Meet Mr. Daisy https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL11-52 We’ve discovered that one of our most popular chickens portrayed numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mr. Daisy’s story about being a rooster, in which ‘he” walked like a rooster, squawked like a rooster, and acted very cockish around the other hens. In the fullness of time we discovered Mr. Daisy’s fabrications and realized “he” was a “she”.

Our eldest daughter Johnna helped me with this photograph; she’s ½ Chinese and ½ Irish. And yes Mr. Daisy has been this hen’s name for a couple years.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3 with Pro HDR App

Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#460: RETRACTION

Originally aired 03.16.2012

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/460/retraction

"We've discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey's story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. Marketplace's China correspondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications.
Transcript. Press Release.”

 

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Live on KCHO https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/live-on-kcho I'll be hosting I-5 LIVE! on KCHO 91.7 (our local NPR station)
This evening from 8p-9p PDT
I-5 LIVE! is a call-in radio show. My show will be about photography. Focusing on my collaboration with This American Life photo projects, philanthropy photography, photography as therapy, NorCal PPA and Intellectual Property in the social media age.
http://kcho.org
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10•52 • slow to react... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL10-52 …Shawn and I have been living together for 5 years and at age 55 I’ll be getting married for the first time. Yes Shawn is 21 years younger than me, no she’s not marrying me for $$$, she’s the breadwinner of the house and future Attorney. I’m the artsy Mr. Mom.

We’re getting married this July on The Lost Coast of Northern California, a Burning Man inspired camping wedding on the beach. Since this location is both magical and extremely remote/rugged we even included a Survival Guide in the wedding invitations.

Here’s a photo of our wedding spot.

d/169 • y/03 • Sunset @ USAL Beach • 18 Jun 11

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougchurchill/5860399818/in/set-72157620795497854/lightbox

 

This is actually a follow-up to an image I posted to This American Life • Theme of the Week when this episode first broadcast in January 2011. That image is of an Anniversary card in the rack at Hallmark, close-up and selective focus.

d/026•y/03 • four • 26 Jan 11

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougchurchill/5393061290/in/set-72157628130364189/lightbox

I popped the question at Machu Picchu…

This photo linked below was made minutes after I proposed to Shawn.

Doug and Shawn at Machu Picchu

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougchurchill/6192279045/in/set-72157627333164354/lightbox

...what I wrote while in Peru.

After 4 years of living with Shawn and our girls, playing house, I finally did the right thing and asked her if she would marry me. I popped the question at Machu Picchu at the Hitching Post of the Sun (Intihuatana), likely the most sacred place in Machu Picchu.

The ring I got her combines both our birth stones, ruby for her and diamond for me.

 

Fast Forward to March 2012…

OK, so I finally did one of those cliché ring/book/heart wedding images. Hey at least I did it with my cell phone camera. This image was all handheld, Shawn was holding an LED Flashlight for the lighting and I the DROID3. What’s amazing is, this is a 3 exposure image using Pro HDR App! Handheld lighting and handheld camera for 3 exposures and the text is still sharp, why can’t my $3,000 Nikon Fx DSLR do that?

The ring pictured will be my white gold Celtic wedding band that Shawn purchased for me. Did I mention Shawn is 100% Irish descent? The book my ring is placed on is the “Hiking the California Coast Trail” turned to the page for Usal, our wedding beach.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3 with Pro HDR App

Processing • Vignette App

 

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#425: SLOW TO REACT

 

Originally aired 01.21.2011

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/425/slow-to-react

"This week we have stories where people's reactions move very slowly, including the story of a wedding 17 years in the making, and what it's like when you have a terminal illness that's supposed to kill you in a year or two, and it decides to take its time. Note: The story in Act One isn’t suitable for children and we’d like to note a trigger warning to survivors of abuse.

Act Two. Isn't It Slow-Mantic.

In Sean Lewis’ family, there is a legendarily romantic love story. It’s famous in his family partly because the story unfolded over decades and across continents, but also because no one can quite believe that out of everyone in their family, the one with the epic, swoon-inducing love story…is Mark. Sean is a performer and playwright now touring with two shows, which you can learn about at his website. (14 minutes)”

 

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Ruthless Arrogant Bastard https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/ruthless-arrogant-bastard Having fun with Sierra Nevada Brewery's new Ruthless Rye and my DROID3 camera phone with Apps.

This seems to be tuning into another MoPho (Mobile Photography) series...

Ruthless Arrogant Bastard is actually really good...

 

The Ceremony9

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09•52 • a community pulls together... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL09-52

...to save Bidwell Mansion

 

The California State budget cuts have hit our State Parks hard, with many slated for closure this year. The most loved park in our local community is Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park which is slated for full closure 01 May 2012. Our local community has been working hard to "Save Bidwell Mansion" http://www.savebidwellmansion.org

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

 

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Vignette App

 

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3. Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

 

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                

 

#459: WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY

 

Originally aired 03.02.2012

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/459/what-kind-of-country

 

"All across the country right now, local and state governments are finding they can't pay their bills. Schools are losing teachers, street lights are going dark, garbage is piling up in public parks, and cops are suddenly an optional expense.

 

This week we travel to Colorado Springs, to Trenton and to the office of Grover Norquist to ask: Is the kind of country we want? One where government gets smaller? Or should we all pay higher taxes, and keep government bigger?"

 

 

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ABOUT BIDWELL MANSION:

Architect: Henry W. Cleaveland

Built: 1865

Style: Italian Villa Octagon house

 

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

 

"Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician and philanthropist. Annie Ellicott Kennedy Bidwell, the daughter of a socially prominent, high ranking Washington official, was deeply religious, and committed to a number of moral and social causes. Annie was very active in the suffrage and prohibition movements.

 

The Bidwells were married April 16, 1868 in Washington, D.C. with then President Andrew Johnson and future President Ulysses S. Grant among the guests. Upon arrival in Chico, the Bidwells used the Mansion extensively for entertainment of friends. Some of the guests that visited Bidwell Mansion were President Rutherford B. Hayes, General William T. Sherman, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Governor Stanford, John Muir, and Asa Gray.

 

When constructed, Bidwell Mansion featured the most modern plumbing, gas lighting and water systems. The overall style of the three-story brick structure is that of an Italian Villa, an informal, warmly romantic style. The building's exterior is finished with a pink tinted plaster."

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=460

 

 

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

" Bidwell Mansion, located at 525 Esplanade in Chico, California, was the home of General John Bidwell and Annie Bidwell from the late 1868 until 1900, when Gen. Bidwell died. Annie continued to live there until her death in 1918. John Bidwell began construction of the mansion on his 26,000 acres (110 km²) Rancho del Arroyo Chico in 1865, during his courtship of Annie Ellicott Kennedy. After their marriage in 1868, the three story, 26 room Victorian house became the social and cultural center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Now a museum and State Historic Park, it is California Historical Landmark #329 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion was a $60,000 project, and was finished in May 1868.[1]

 

When constructed, Bidwell Mansion featured modern plumbing, gas lighting and water systems. The three-story brick structure is built in an informally romantic version of the Italianate style. It also has aspects of the Italian Villa and Octagon house types present. The building's exterior is finished with a pink tinted plaster.

 

The first floor of the Bidwell Mansion is accessible via a ramp from the exterior of the Mansion. The interior of the entire mansion can be seen during an hour long tour that starts on the hour most days of the week. A video is available in the visitor center for those who can not climb the 50 stairs to the 2nd and 3rd floors of the mansion.

 

The Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center is completely accessible. There is a gift shop, museum, theater, and comfortable lobby. There are also restrooms and water."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidwell_Mansion_State_Historic_Park

 

 

ENTERPRISE-RECORD NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT FUNDRAISERS TO SAVE BIDWELL MANSION:

 

Advocates make final push to save Chico's Bidwell Mansion

By KATY SWEENY - Staff Writer

Posted:   03/08/2012 12:41:00 AM PST

 

"CHICO — Three Marsh Junior High School 8th-graders turned over another $900 Wednesday to help keep Bidwell Mansion from closure.

 

Lizzie Cootsona, Sarah Gibson and Sachin Kumar said they and other middle school leadership students raised almost $6,000 for the effort.

 

Community members have raised about $66,000 toward the Bidwell Mansion Community Project goal to raise $100,000 by April 1, said Patrick Bulmer, project committee member. If the project meets its goal, it would keep the state historic park open three days a week.

 

Bulmer and other steering committee members gave a group of about 20 people an update Wednesday on the project.

 

State legislators decided last year to close 70 parks, including Bidwell Mansion, by July 1 to save money.

 

Sue Evans and her cousin, Jan, overall raised $2,415 just by emailing people, including their high school classmates.

 

Other people also stood up Wednesday and turned in checks or told the group what they did to raise money.

 

"It is our honor to hear the stories of love for our project," said Nancy Overton, committee member.

 

Gene Stewart told the committee about his idea for a dance with the band Cottonwood playing on April 1 at Acker Gym at Chico State University. He said, however, he would like help to organize it.

 

Children could come free, "so they can see their parents and their grandparents having fun," Stewart said.

 

Bulmer responded, "Run it and do it. We will graciously accept whatever funds you raise

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and apply them to the Bidwell Mansion."

 

Overton said she and others are working feverishly on getting donations and planning the Run for Bidwell Mansion March 31 through Bidwell Park to the state historic park. The group is still looking for runners, sponsors and donations.

 

Runners will get a T-shirt with a Bidwell Mansion water color printed on it with registration, said committee member Maria Phillips.

 

"It's something you can keep and say, 'I helped save Bidwell Mansion,'" Phillips said.

 

People can sign up at www.savebidwellmansion.org. Entrance fee costs $30 in advance or $20 for those 16 and younger.

 

The committee and other advocates are planning a number of fundraisers.

 

The Chico Women's Club at 592 E. Third St. will show silent films Friday and Saturday.

 

The festival will start at 6 p.m. Friday with humorous features, including "Cops" with Buster Keaton, "Behind the Screen" with Charlie Chaplin, "Wrong Again" with Laurel and Hardy, and "Lizzies of the Field."

 

Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" will play at 8 p.m. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, "Storm Over Asia" will be shown. "The Night Cry" will play at 1 p.m. featuring Rin Tin Tin plus a Felix the Cat cartoon. At 3 p.m., "The Canadian" will be shown. "Chicago" will run at 7 p.m. And at 9 p.m., "The Unholy Three" will start. Each show costs $8 for adults in advance, or $2 for children 12 and under.

 

Tickets for all the movies are available at Avenue 9 Gallery, 180 E. Ninth Ave. No. 3 or by calling 228-2860.

 

The Bidwell Mansion quilt collection will be on display Saturday at the mansion.

 

The show will include 26 quilts, which were created from 1850 to 1918, many of which have not been seen for years. All quilts were privately donated to the mansion collection.

 

The display will run from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Docents will be on hand to discuss the quilts. A $10 donation to help Bidwell Mansion is being asked.

 

Tickets are available in advance or on the show day at the adjacent Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 5 p.m. Monday, or on a will-call basis, 895-6144.

 

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Las Senoras and Annie K. Bidwell parlor of Native Daughters of the Golden West are sponsoring a bunco fundraiser at Casa de Flores Mobile Home Park, 701 E. Lassen Ave. The cost is $10, payable at the door.

 

For information, call Shar Plowman, 345-3276 or Lorraine Hibdon, 343-9222.

 

People can donate to the Bidwell Mansion Community Project by mailing checks directly to the North Valley Community Foundation at 3120 Cohasset Road Suite 8 in Chico, Calif. 95973."

 

http://www.chicoer.com/ci_20128004/advocates-make-final-push-save-chicos-bidwell-mansion?IADID=Search-www.chicoer.com-www.chicoer.com

 

 

 

Big weekend for Bidwell Mansion fundraisers

Staff Reports

Posted:   03/09/2012 10:06:06 AM PST

 

"CHICO — Several fundraising events are being planned this weekend to help Bidwell Mansion, including a film festival, bunco event, and a quilt show.

 

Several silent films will be shown Friday and Saturday at Chico Women's Club, 592 E. Third St.

 

At 8 p.m. today, Alfred Hitchcock's "Blackmail" will be shown.

 

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, "Storm Over Asia" will be shown. At 1 p.m. is "The Night Cry" featuring Rin Tin Tin plus a Felix the Cat cartoon. At 3 p.m., "The Canadian" will be shown. At 7 p.m., "Chicago" will be shown. And at 9 p.m., "The Unholy Three" will start.

 

Each show is $8 for adults in advance, or $2 for children 12 and under.

 

Tickets for all the movies are available at Avenue 9 Gallery, 180 E. Ninth Ave. No. 3 or by calling 228-2860.

 

On Saturday, the Bidwell Mansion quilt collection will be on display at the mansion.

 

The collection includes 26 quilts, which were created from 1850 to 1918, many of which have not been seen for years. All quilts were privately donated to the mansion collection.

 

The display is 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Docents will be on hand to discuss the quilts. A $10 donation to help Bidwell Mansion is being asked.

 

Tickets are available in advance or on the show day at the adjacent Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 5 p.m. Monday, or on a will-call basis, 895-6144.

 

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Las Senoras and Annie K. Bidwell parlor of Native Daughters of the

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Golden West are sponsoring a bunco fundraiser at Casa de Flores Mobile Home Park, 701 E. Lassen Ave. The cost is $10, payable at the door.

 

For information, call Shar Plowman, 342-3903 or Lorraine Hibdon, 343-9222.

 

Later this month, a fun run is planned on March 31. Organizers are looking for runners, sponsors and volunteers for the run on March 31. Entrance fee is $30 in advance or $20 for those 16 and younger.

 

For information, call 636-2733 or see http://www.savebidwellmansion.org "

 

http://www.chicoer.com/ci_20138795/big-weekend-bidwell-mansion-fundraisers?IADID=Search-www.chicoer.com-www.chicoer.com

 

 

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08•52 • bear for $20... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL08-52 It took all week to come up with this photo. Yesterday I remembered the bear ransom note that our girls made in September 2010. At the time I took a photo of the ransom note. I went back into my archives and printed the photo of the ransom note Anna is holding. A trip to Costco today I discovered the 53" plush teddy bear and I knew the photo shoot was on!

 

Sadly, I became one of "those photogs" who buys a prop solely for the purpose of a Flickr photo.

 

I want to thank Stacie Barton for the inspiration for this photo. I "borrowed" the concept from a photo that she did that I love so much, here's the link to her version http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacieandthebartonboys/5371038665

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:

Capture • DROID 3

Processing • Camera Zoom Fx and Touch Retouch

 

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

 

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be straight out of camera phone.

NOTE: For this image I increased the exposure by 1/2 stop in Lightroom.

 

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:                                                 

#409 Held Hostage

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/409/held-hostage

 

"Prologue.

Ira Glass speaks with a man named Daniel Johnson, who is in the K&R business. That's the kidnap and ransom business, where a company helps you negotiate to get back your loved one. Daniel explains some surprising strategies for surviving as a hostage. (6 minutes)"

 

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #409 38 5-6-years 9-10-years Android Camera Zoom FX Droid Droid 3 MoPho Motorola TALTOTW adolescent adolescents adorable attractive b bad bear black and white black white blindfold brutal brutality bw child children conflict crime crimes cute daughter disguise exploit exploitation female frightened funny girl girls greed greediness greedy harass harassing harassment hostage hostages illegal juvenile kid kids merciless plush plushy restraint restraints risk risky ruthless ruthlessness small stuffed teddy bear terror threat threatening uncertain uncertainty unlawful violence violent w young youth https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/TAL08-52 Sun, 04 Mar 2012 23:54:10 GMT
Rockin' on the Bald Rock https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/1st-place---norcal-ppa-print-competition---february-2012 Td/159 • y/03 • Bald Rock • 08 Jun 11 his image of Scott Amick took 1st Place in the February Print competition for NorCal Professional Photographers Association.

 

When doing selective focus photography, it's a good idea to "ramp" through the f/stops so that in post production you can choose exactly how much and where you want your selective focus. For this image the lens settings were f/2.8 @ 70mm which was the aperture I liked best for the image I had pre-visualized.

 

Scott Amick is a local fitness trainer and owner of Advanced Body Dynamics  who also does "Wake Up and Get Fit" on our local TV Station KHSL. Scott on Facebook.

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) 2011YIP 365 Bald Rock Butte County CA California Nikon D700 Scott Ami NorCal Plumas National Forest Scott Amick b backcountry black and white black white bouldering bw climb climbing climbs close up close ups forest hand hands high angle view high angle views hiking northern project project365 rock rock climber rock climbers rock climbing rocks sport sports trail united states us usa w https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/3/1st-place---norcal-ppa-print-competition---february-2012 Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:01:08 GMT
07•52 • Mr. Mom https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/07-52---mr--mom My girls and me at Taekwondo class. Since Shawn is attending Pacific McGeorge School of Law, I've taken over the role of "Mr. Mom". It's not an easy part to play and it comes with huge responsibilities (and huge time commitments). I've been playing the spouse/parent role for the past 5 years. In July 2012 I make it official and become husband and step-father to the family that adopted me and gifted me a part in their lives.

Thank you Pranab of Morning Sun Martial Arts for playing the part of "voice activated tripod and remote shutter release" (I don't yet own a tripod adapter for my cell phone).


ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.


ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#458: Play The Part
Originally aired 02.17.2012

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/458/play-the-part

"We all play roles in life: employee, parent, girlfriend, student, laconic hit man who secretly has a heart of gold.

Sometimes we're convincing; other times, not. The Oscars are coming up and we have a show about people taking on unexpected roles, and what happens when their audience believes them or doesn't"


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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #458 5-6-years 9-10-years Android Anna Annalise Droid Droid 3 Johnna Karate MoPho Motorola TALTOTW Taekwondo Vignette App adolescent adolescents adorable asian asian american asian americans asians attractive black and white black white brown hair brunette brunettes bw cell phone child childhood children cute dad daughter daughters dedication dependability dependable father fatherhood female females girl girls grainy human interest irish juvenile kid kids lean little love loving mobile multiethnic multiracial petite photography portrait portraits pretty recreation reliability reliable slender small young youngster youth https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/07-52---mr--mom Sat, 18 Feb 2012 03:44:00 GMT
06•52 • temptation... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/06-52---temptation--- An open journal or diary sitting unattended on a table is a temptation too hard to resist for some.

I got Bokeh with my cell phone camera!


ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Vignette App

This American Life • Theme Of The Week • MoPho 52 Weeks Project, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.


ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#457: What I Did For Love
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/457/what-i-did-for-love
Originally aired 02.10.2012

"Love makes us do crazy things. But not this crazy. This week for Valentine's Day we have stories of people going to extremes as they fall in love, chase love down, and try to make sense of it - including a teenager who falls for an undercover cop, and epic tales of snooping."


"Act Four. Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Jeanne Darst tells a story about that iconic crime of passion: snooping. Jeanne is the author of the memoir Fiction Ruined My Family. Note: the names in this story have been changed. (12 minutes)"


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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #457 Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Motorola TALTOTW Vignette App bokeh cell phone cameraphone close up close ups conflict conflicts diary emotion emotional emotions grainy handwriting handwritten human interest jealous jealousy journal low angle view low angle views macro macros mobile old open opened page pages photography resent resented resentful resenting selective focus temptation temptations uneasy unhappy upset upsets upsetting https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/06-52---temptation--- Sat, 11 Feb 2012 03:32:00 GMT
05•52 • "beginning on a train..." https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/05-52----beginning-on-a-train---- EO9A0353 I was a huge fan of Dark Shadows in Grade School. Dark Shadows began with the arrival of Victoria Winters to Collinwood via train.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Pro HDR Camera - Camera Zoom Fx

This American Life • Theme Of The Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.


ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#74: Conventions

"Act One. Dark Shadows.
John Connors has very mixed emotions about attending a convention for viewers of the TV program Dark Shadows."



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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #74 52 Weeks Android Barber Branch Butte County CA Camera Zoom FX Chico City Company Diamond Droid Droid 3 Match MoPho Motorola Pacific Pro HDR Camera Railroad Stirling TALTOTW b black and white black white bw cameraphone cell phone close up close ups depot depots detail details flare flares grainy lens flare lens flares light line low angle view low angle views lumber mill mobile perspective photography rusted southern terminal terminals tracks train train station train stations transportation travel w wheel wheels https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/2/05-52----beginning-on-a-train---- Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:53:00 GMT
04•52 • Gordo Burrito https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/04-52---gordo-burrito 04•52 • Gordo Burrito

I live in a NorCal neighborhood where whites are a minority, our city is surrounded by farming and agriculture.
Mexican immigrants are the grease that lubricates the gears in the western United States. If it weren't for their often backbreaking work, our local farming and agriculture industries would fail.

There are an abundance of Taco Trucks here in Chico, Ca, serving up authentic and good quality food at a reasonable price. We can feed our family of 4 for $10-$15 total. Gordo Burrito gets better Yelp reviews that our traditional Mexican restaurants.


ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Pro HDR Camera - Vignette - Photoshop Express

TALTOTW project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.


ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#456: Reap What You Sow

"Act One. Alien Experiment.
Last Summer, Alabama passed HB56, the most sweeping immigration bill in the country. It's an example of a strategy called "attrition through enforcement" or, more colloquially, "self-deportation"--making life so hard on undocumented immigrants that they choose to leave the country. But as reporter Jack Hitt found, the new law has had lots of other unintended consequences. Jack has a book coming out this Spring called Bunch of Amateurs. (35 minutes) "



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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #456 1x1 52 Weeks Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Motorola Photoshop Express Pro HDR Camera TALTOTW Vignette burrito burritos cameraphone cell phone cropped documentaries documentary documentary photography food foods human interest mexican mexicans mobile outside photography profile profiles reportage restaurant restaurants side view side views square street photo street photography street photos taco tacos truck trucks https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/04-52---gordo-burrito Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:04:00 GMT
03•52 • black vs red https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/03-52---black-vs-red 03•52 • black vs red

I used our Risk board to illustrate the uncertainty of the European Debt Crisis and if and where it will spread.
 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:

MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Camera Zoom Fx

TALTOTW project 52 Weeks, creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#455: Continental Breakup
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/455/continental-breakup
Originally aired 01.20.2012

"If you're like us, when the words "European debt crisis" pop up in the news you feel a little worried, and a little like taking a nap. Turns out, there's a story behind this story. One that's filled with guilt, and drama, and betrayal, and 100-year-old dreams come true. Alex Blumberg of Planet Money guest hosts."

"Act Five. What's a Greek Accountant Got to Do With Me?
Chana and Alex explain that when people talk about Greece today, they're really talking about Italy...meaning, where will the crisis hit next? And is it going to hit the US? (10 1/2 minutes)
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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #455 52 Weeks Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Motorola TALTOTW black blacks blame blames blaming cell phone cameraphone complicate complication complications conflict crisis debt debts difficult difficulties difficulty dismal dread dreading entertainment europe european europeans game games greece greek hazard hazardous hazards illegal intimidate intimidating intimidation isolate isolates isolating isolation italian italy loss losses mobile old fashiond panic panicked panicking perilous photography red reds regret regrets risk risks risky threat threatening threats trouble troubled troubles troubling uncertain uncertainties uncertainty unlawful https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/03-52---black-vs-red Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:43:00 GMT
02•52 • field trip... https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/02-52---field-trip--- 02•52 • field trip...

...to the California State Capitol, viewing the State Senate Chamber. In this image their teacher, Lori answers their questions about politics and politicians.

Our girls go to a small private school (K-8) with 24 students. Everything is voted on by the parents, including whether to have school or not on holidays like MLK..

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:


MoPho Info:
Capture • DROID 3
Processing • Camera Zoom Fx

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks

Creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing.

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#424: Kid Politics
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/424/kid-politics
Originally aired 01.14.2011

"What if, say, the U.S.-led invasion of Grenada in 1983 had been decided, not by Ronald Reagan, but by a bunch of middle-schoolers? And what if every rule at your high school had been determined, not by teachers and administrators, but entirely by teenagers? This week, stories about whether, when it comes to governing, kids do any better than grown-ups."

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #424 5-6-years 7-9-years Android Droid Droid 3 MoPho Motorola Sacramento State Capitol TALTOTW awe awes b black and white black white bw cameraphone cell phone child children daughter daughters education educator educators elementary school elementary schools field trip girl girls government grade school grade schools high angle view high angle views inspiration inspirations inspire inspires inspiring instruct instructing instruction instructions instructor instructors instructs kid kids mobile photography political politics primary school primary schools profession senate teach teacher teachers teaches teaching w https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/02-52---field-trip--- Sat, 14 Jan 2012 04:50:00 GMT
01•52 • Hello, my name is Doug and I'm a technology junkie. https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/01-52----hello--my-name-is-doug-and-im-a-technology-junkie-

 

01•52 •  Hello, my name is Doug and I'm a technology junkie.

...It started back in the early 1980's with the Commodore 64 and continues today.

I don't think this episode about hi-tech factories in China will change my life, but it will make me more aware of the human cost of getting said technology into my home.

I start my Project 52 Weeks for This American Life • Theme of the Week with an ongoing series of self portraits in public restroom mirrors.

 

ABOUT THIS PROJECT:


MoPho Info:
DROID 3 using Camera Zoom Fx App.

This American Life • Theme of the Week • MoPho Project 52 Weeks

Creating 52 new images in 2012 for each week's TAL theme with the device I listen to the episodes on, Motorola Droid 3.

Each image for this project will be shot in 2012 and processed in phone with installed Apps. I then take it into Lightroom to add tags, title, caption and my watermark. So in essence each photo will be "straight out of camera phone" with no external image processing

 

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S TAL EPISODE:

#454: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/454/mr-daisey-and-the-apple-factory
Originally aired 01.06.2012

"Mike Daisey was a self-described "worshipper in the cult of Mac." Then he saw some photos from a new iPhone, taken by workers at the factory where it was made. Mike wondered: Who makes all my crap? He traveled to China to find out."

"Act One. Mister Daisey Goes to China.
Mike Daisey performs an excerpt that was adapted for radio from his one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs." A lifelong Apple superfan, Daisey sees some photos online from the inside of a factory that makes iPhones, starts to wonder about the people working there, and flies to China to meet them. His show restarts a run at New York's Public Theater later this month."

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doug@dcphoto.com (Doug Churchill Photography) #454 1 Android Doug Churchill Droid Droid 3 Motorola TALTOTW adult alone ambient american athletic attractive baby boomer bathroom boomer caucasian good looking guy handsome human interest inside interior lean male man mature middle age middle aged mirror north american one person public reflection restroom self-portrait short single slender street photo street photography white https://www.dougchurchill.com/blog/2012/1/01-52----hello--my-name-is-doug-and-im-a-technology-junkie- Sat, 07 Jan 2012 01:03:00 GMT