Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blush Damask

Blush Damask rose.   Single blooming rose introduced in 1759.  This has a scent that is exquisite.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Highway erection, Corona

Drove home from Monterey today. Saw this worker scampering up the steel column this afternoon and shot him through the car window right before I hit Interstate 15.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015


Hello. I am Jon Harwood, Founder, President, Sole Member and Official Photographer of the Fallbrook Feral Pigeon Club. I am proud to represent the feral pigeons Margaret and I have in our personal lofts, I am glad to represent the many more feral pigeons we Pigeon People have in our lofts (but won't admit to) and finally I shall strive to represent all the feral pigeons of the entire universe.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Topcon Super D

A friend gave me this camera yesterday. It is a long story but I had such a camera as a boy, a gift from my father that was unfortunately ripped off of me in a scam in New York.

This camera was Jamie's dad's, with a nice long zoom and a wide angle lens thrown in to boot.

The camera has an interesting history, a combat camera. From here:
The Beseler Topcon Super D was the combat camera for the US Navy and the US Airforce from the 1960’s
to the 1980’s, after winning a competitive test with the Nikon F and several other Japanese and
German cameras. It won for much stouter construction and better ergonomics. The US Army and US Marines
went with Leica for silence. It fits to you hand like a perfect weapon, with the front facing shutter
button right under your right forefinger. Also that huge, 5.8cm, f/1.4 lens is one of the sharpest ever
honed and does not vignette, even wide open. At this late date, not even Nikon manages this, much
too expensive. The case is real, pebble grain leather.
Very wonderful gift, look forward to putting it through its paces, one day.