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... Whenever! Amateur photography by Tom Hofer

 

2/25/11

A beautiful day in Sedona, AZ

9/19/10

I shot this at LAX almost a year ago.

9/12/10

Shot this guy in Silverlake just after Sunset Junction this year.
His buddy was climbing a palm tree ...

2/17/10

The canals of Venice. California, that is.

 

4/11/09

another 5 months has gone by without a new photo? Unforgivable!
The best of intentions + worst of disciplines = inactivity


Flamingo in bloom. Los Angeles Zoo, October 2008

11/17/08

Calico — a few hours east of L.A., a former silver and borax mining town.

11/5/08

Lake Shrine — Like the Olympic Torch, or a newly-struck match, heralding the promise of a new era.

10/7/08

Another shot from Lake Shrine - this dragonfly is known as a Western Pondhawk

 

8/30/08

From a recent trip to Self Realization Fellowship's Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, CA

 

3/22/08

How can I call myself a photographer if I never take any photos?!

 

4/10/07

Cover of my soft acoustic jazz album-to-be.
NOT!

 

 

2/6/07

Nice what a slow shutter speed and a light that changes colors can do.

 

 

12/30/06

Nighttime, a Christmas tree, and a kaleidoscope-kinda thing. Christmas 2006

 


12/14/06

Yellow Trumpet Vine, unless someone corrects me. San Francisco, Oct 2006

7/5/06

Happy Independence Day, everyone.
We all came here to escape from somewhere else.
Are YOU independent?

 

6/25/06

Don't bother Mother Nature. She's busy.

6/23/06

"Bee on Dusty Miller flowers."
Yikes! Half a year since I last posted?!
OK - new camera, renewed interest in capturing the overlooked.
You have been warned.


12/21/05

Ho hum? What the ... ? This is a pub in London, near where I stayed for a few days.
The photo is no big deal, it's simply proof that now when people exclaim, "In A Pig's Ear!"
I can calmly reply, "Been there." The Pig's Ear Pub, Chelsea, London.


10/28/05

"William Shakespeare" was supposedly born in this house in Stratford. Why do we know nothing about the man?
Did he exist? Should his works be credited to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford?
Intrigued? I thought you might be. Go here.



8/29/05

It's not the Castle Aargh, but rather the Barbican Gate
of Lewes Castle in Lewes, Sussex, England.

6/23/05

"O Sole Meow ... "


1/9/05

Do not adjust your monitor. There is nothing wrong with the picture.
It may surprise you that it actually rained here in Los Angeles,
and we're looking through my windshield before work on Jan. 3, 2005

 

11/4/04

A picture? You want a picture? How about this?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

 

7/6/04

Fourth of July fireworks at Palisades High School


6/20/04

Enjoying dinner at Big Nose Kate's Saloon in Tombstone, AZ.

Get me outta here!


4/3/04

She's just practicing for Halloween

 

3/27/04

The back of the Clearinghouse building, which is an old schoolhouse along
I-10 in west Texas. There was a lot more graffiti inside the place this time than
when I snapped the cover shot in 1996 or whenever.

 

2/22/04

"America, America ... "
I know, I know - I'm not usually yer "Proud to be an American" kinda guy,
but sometimes ya really DO have to sit back and be honestly thankful for where you are.
Plus the above is sort of ironic - it almost looks like it's the US-Mexico border.
The street name is in Spanish, the sign says STOP, and symbolically, the nest
(symbol for primitive flight-wink nudge), is still prevalent whilst a jet roars north (or is that west?!)
Notice, too, please, that the nest is empty.

What else is up? Ironic freedoms represented here ... Empty nest - symbol of humans quelching smaller species … "Way of Peace" in Spanish pointing north. Ha! A stop sign halts cars while the jet and the telephone line continue: Technological (energy issues) progress in the automobile is nonexistent, while communication and space travel advance

Are we to make anything of the "bars" on the door to the bird's nest being red, like the stop sign?
Opposing which, the star, the sky, and the sign pointing north are all blue ...

I repeat the Tip: Never let English Majors write about photography.

 


10/31/03

Dead pumpkins spill no seeds

 

Enough - let's go back to the site.

 


10/15/03

Be alert around this guy, just in case he decides to throw glass bottles out his window again.
I've got yer number, buddy!

 

9/27/03

If you see this man, run.

 

9/24/03


I almost walked right into this, this morning.

 

9/17/03: Eenie, Meenie, Minie (Miney? Meini? My Knee?), Moe


If you don't start giving them love this early, they'll become psycho and bite your face off in a year or two.

 

9/12/03: Reflection


How many reflections are here? Do symbolic reflections count? How many panes of glass,
including the implied panes (the ones in the rear view mirror -
do I count them once or twice?). Don't forget car windows.
Tip: Never let English Majors write about photography.

I said, "Get me outta here!"