Monochrome SoCal

Griffith Park Observatory, Los Angeles

Other side of the tracks, Ventura

City Hall, Santa Barbara

Observation deck, Santa Barbara City Hall

Sunset, Ventura

Waiting for Harry Stiles, Greek Theater, Los Angeles

Cafe, Los Feliz, Los Angeles


Majestic rummage, Ventura

During a week's vacation on California, we stumbled upon a rather disorganized rummage sale in the historic Majestic theater in Ventura, which was being held to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. The items for sale themselves, mostly clothes, looked very much like what might be left after such a storm destroyed a community.



We have been travelling hither and yon this September...
Des Moines WA

Renton WA

Snoqualmie Pass WA

La Conner WA
Seattle WA

Edison WA


The Flaneur in Israel

Here's a selection of shots from a trip to Israel in May that I took with my son Nick. Most of the trip photos are at my "international" blog, but these ones especially fit the "eff-stop" aesthetic.

By the way, Nick is also a splendid photographer.

Akko, also known as Acre

Dead Sea


All Things Must Pass

"A sunrise doesn't last all morning." - George Harrison
Outside Winlock WA


The book vandal

Triaging my mom's storage unit, I came across an old high-school text book of my father's, circa 1935. He had added his own satiric and quintessentially sophomoric remarks to most of the illustrations of American History. Here are a few choice examples.