News From September 2012

The Southland

Coastal life at its summer finest.
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"Three ways was the morning, three lovers in three ways. Even when she landed, three days she'd stay." -Perry Farrell
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"Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving." -Mary Catherine Bateson
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"To me, if life boils down to one thing, it's movement. To live is to keep moving." -Jerry Seinfeld
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"Restless thoughts, like a deadly swarm of hornets arm'd, no sooner found alone, but rush upon me thronging." -John Milton
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The Orange County Fair.
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Looking out in a daze, thoughts careening into the ether like a lightning storm, none worth putting into words. Fears, desires, memories, wishes, anger all shooting out like benign arrows shooting into the limitless space to travel in perpetuity never finding a target. Each second another hundred thoughts are extinguished before they even begin. -ed templeton
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Oscar Wilde: "Do you mind if I smoke?"
Sarah Bernhardt: "I don't care if you burn."
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"Touch your hand to the wall at night." -Ian Mackaye
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"I like all the different people, I like every kind of fair, In the crowd, you bet I'll be there! Walkin' around, Going nowhere." -Kim Deal
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"Hey you kids, KISS!" -Ed Templeton
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"The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waved Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it." -Dan Savage
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Stay inside the lines.
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I wonder what Andrew Jackson would think being transported through time exactly to this 2012 county fair where a man is pulling legal tender from a machine bearing his likeness?
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Butch: Would you like it if I have a pot belly?
Fabienne: No. Pot bellies make a man look either oafish, or like a gorilla. But on a woman, a pot belly is very sexy. The rest of you is normal. Normal face, normal legs, normal hips, normal ass, but with a big, perfectly round pot belly. If I had one, I'd wear a tee-shirt two sizes too small to accentuate it.
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This hurt to look at. In a good way.
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"My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings." -Jay London
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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." -Buddha
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"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." -Buddha
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Catalina Island. If you mention the wine mixer, I'll ban your ass.
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"The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up." -DH Lawrence
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"Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling with other men's concerns." -Plato
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"Good Christians they want to kill you, and your life has not even begun." -Steven Morrissey
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"California Uber Alles, Uber Alles California. Zen fascists will control you, 100% natural, You will jog for the master race, And always wear the happy face." -Jello Biafra
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"I was a little too young to be a hippie." -Gale Norton
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"A forty-year-old woman is only something to men who have loved her in her youth." -Stendhal
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"A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." -Groucho Marx
Posted September 26th, 2012 by Howl into the night ye youth this is your moment.
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Color from High Summer...

No Bummer. Huntington Beach in August.
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Captain Soncho was photo bombing me left and right.
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"You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns When they all did tricks for you. You never understood that it ain't no good, you shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you." -Bob Dylan (This applies to all reality shows especially.)
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OMG NBD LOL YOLO LMAO We cant even speak anymore.
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I wonder if this kid has really contemplated the Abortion issue? I only hope that later in his life he is able to break free from what he is being taught and consider both sides and make a real choice based on facts.
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"Stop shooting us!" -this girl
"Get out of my fucking shot." -me.
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"Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic." -Hosea Ballou
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"When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching." -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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Fake. Real.
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Wee-Man picks up plenty of tail.
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#dailyhighschoolphoto
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"The object of preaching is to constantly remind mankind of what they keep forgetting; not to supply the intellect, but to fortify the feebleness of human resolutions." -Sydney Smith
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"I was young not too long ago, and I know the last thing you want is someone preaching to you." -America Ferrera
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"In my preaching the shafts are ever aimed at the brainwashed horde." -Powell Clayton
Posted September 20th, 2012 by Come out young men and sample life in all it's forms.
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Continued Summer fun in HB

More images from the US open period in Huntington Beach, CA.
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You may have seen her on Instagram. I bet only 5 people from Instagram come here, and they are you sweet commenters who leave some love on every post.
(You know who you are! Thanks!)
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"Attention on the pier, walk your skateboard on the pier." –The Lifeguard Tower
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"I like jazz, but I could never play it. You just sit there with a guitar the size of a Chevy on your chest, wearing a stupid hat, playing the same solo for an hour." -Dave Mustaine
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Marked for life and not even 25. Lots of life left. I always like to imagine the 45 year old version of these people. Live in the NOW!
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"Is it OK if I put my hand on your boob?"
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This guy decided to get saved right on the corner of PCH and main. I think it was theater.
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"Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset. Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. No reward is offered. They are gone forever." -Horace Mann
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"I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you." -David Attenborough
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"Hey Ed, check out our weed!" -These kids
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Posted September 17th, 2012 by So now get back to your life.
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The coastal town in high summer

More images from HB during the US open of Surfing time...
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These are just scanned off my proof sheets, so the quality is bad, but you can at least see what things I'm shooting.

This is Kendra, she surfs and cruises these huge skateboards.
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Kendra's sister.
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Kendra and her Sister. California girls for sure.
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"The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal and loyalty to the Great King; yet they have been very badly treated by his people." -Joseph Brant
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"Gymnastics is so complex." -Shawn Johnson
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"An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." -Mahatma Gandhi
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"I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me." -Anna Quindlen
Posted September 14th, 2012 by Something to chew on.
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A drive along the coast...

From San Francisco to Orange County.
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"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint." -Edward Hopper
They have a new Hopper at the SFMOMA, where this blog begins...

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A huge Margaret Kilgallen awaits those who maze through the rooms...
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Text about "The Mission School" along with a Chris Johanson.
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"To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture." -Pablo Picasso
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A great Barry cluster.
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Here are some details for those geographically challenged art lovers.
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Nude Woman In Purple Hat, Wayne Thiebaud.
"Every good painter paints what he is." -Jackson Pollock
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We have some beautiful coast north of LA.
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Clint Eastwood has been looking for you...
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There is one surfer out there. You can't even see him. A black speck.
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Looks sorta like Geoff Rowley's hand...
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Elephant Seals. The sounds these guys make is other worldly.
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Morro Rock.
Posted September 12th, 2012 by Sorry for the neglect!!!!!
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A short thing from the MOCA show

I was talking to a group of school kids who came through.

Posted September 10th, 2012 by Off to LA to pick up some photos!
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Catalina with family.

Deanna's brother and his family.
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Captain Sophia skippers the boat...
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Approaching from the East side...
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There were masses of jellyfish colloidally floating under the surface...
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Avalon (probably from the Celtic word abal: apple; see Etymology below) is a legendary island featured in the Arthurian legend, famous for its beautiful apples.
It first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 1136 pseudohistorical account Historia Regum Britanniae (“The History of the Kings of Britain”) as the place where King Arthur is taken to recover from his wounds after his last battle at Camlann, and where his sword Caliburn (Excalibur) was forged.
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Casino 1744, "public room for music or dancing," from Itialian: casino, diminutive of casa "house," from Latin casa "hut, cottage, cabin," of uncertain origin.
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"Aye-Aye sir!"
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The little mermaid needs to get over her fear of sharks!
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The usual denizens of the Catalina kelp forests. Garibaldi, Opaleye, and Calico Bass.
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Take a stroll on the pier.
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Deanna gets a photo of the Pelican who hangs out looking for bait scraps from fishermen.
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So much beauty here.
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Home again, home again.
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Posted September 4th, 2012 by Yes, we go alot.
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