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My Los Angeles 49 – Old palm trees after the storm from My Instagram

February 28th, 2018 Comments off

A Scene from Santa Cruz Island via My Instagram

February 28th, 2018 Comments off

A Scene from Santa Cruz Island via My Instagram

A Scene from Santa Cruz Island

Sunlight through smokey haze from Ventura County wildfires. 

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Learn more about Los Angeles with these books

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Shags (Cormorants) on the nests, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand via My Instagram

February 28th, 2018 Comments off

Shags (Cormorants) on the nests, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand via My Instagram

Shags (Cormorants) on the nests, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand

At the Royal Albatross Centre where you can also view the Little Blue Penguins which come ashore each evening. 

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Learn more about New Zealand with these books

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close – 1 in a series [Video] (0:58)

February 27th, 2018 Comments off

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close – 1 in a series [Video] (0:58)

We have had regular visitors at our window-mounted feeder so I took the time to capture a few.

This video is available in 4k. I recently upgraded my camera and am trying it out on a variety of subjects.

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close - 1 in a series [Video] (0:58)

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My Los Angeles 48 – Winter Sycamore via My Instagram

February 27th, 2018 Comments off

Reading – Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by by Andrew Degraff and‎ A.D. Jameson – 12 in a series

February 26th, 2018 Comments off

I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year — Douglas

Reading – Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by by Andrew Degraff and A.D. Jameson – 12 in a series

Reading - Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies by by Andrew Degraff and  A.D. Jameson - 12 in a series

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All movies take place in a world of their own design and Cinemaps helps to map out those spaces for 35 of our favorite movies from Star Wars to Pulp Fiction to Back to the Future. Each map details the passage of the main charactear, showing how and where they encounter one another, diverge, and meet again throughout the passage the film. This is a new way of understanding films, providing a visual summary of the movies and a piece of art in its own right. A.D Jameson’s essays on each film provide more illumination to the “illuminated” maps showing how one informs the other.

A great gift for movie and map buffs!

** My version of this book was available from the Los Angeles Public Library in print and ebook versions.

From Amazon.com…

This beautifully illustrated atlas of beloved movies is an essential reference for cinephiles, fans of great films, and anyone who loves the art of mapmaking.

Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 11-by-14-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays from film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film.

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** Many of these books may be available from your local library.
Check it out! † Available from the LA Public Library

Previously in (Re)Reading:

Restaurant Still Life via My Instagram

February 26th, 2018 Comments off

An evening out from My Instagram

February 26th, 2018 Comments off

An evening out from My Instagram

An evening out

Dinner with friends 

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Learn more about Black and White Photography

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Azalea with bee from My Instagram

February 26th, 2018 Comments off

My Los Angeles 47 – Excellent Mural by Life Takes Time at Plancha Tacos via My Instagram

February 25th, 2018 Comments off