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Day134 Summerset

summerset

summerset

Summers in Riverside can be quite brutal!

This year, however, we have been quite lucky as far as the temperatures are concerned…………..so far!

Today’s “adventures in photography” take us back up Mt Rubidoux for a run/walk at sunset (Read: a walk for me and my friends, a run for my girlfriend who is training for a marathon).

The views from “the hill” never ceaze to amaze me!
Whether clear or overcast (okay, so it is really smog!), you can see for miles! And the mood and view lend itself to endless photo opportunities.

The lush greens of spring are long gone, as well as the sea of colors from the wildflowers.  Still, there is a heartfelt beauty that only home can bring!

Day130 Friends

Friends

Friends

This particular photo, to me, represents the true heart and soul of Riverside!

Sure Riverside has a robust history.
Sure it has beautiful buildings.

But what truly makes Riverside is its people!

Growing up here, I have established many relationships.
Some come and go, others last a lifetime.

This particular picture represents that friendship. A night camping with a group of close friends- All 20 of us ( We have known each other since 7th grade.  That is about 33 years to you and me!).

We talk often (usually daily), and regularly hold “posse” events.

If that doesn’t represent the heart and soul of Riverside, than I don’t know what does!

Day127 Wildfowers

Sunflower

Sunflower

Though not specific to Riverside, the recent weather and photo shoots have drawn me more outside these days.

In Riverside we have many historic buildings that serve as reminders of the past, links to our history. What also makes Riverside what it is, is the natural beauty that surrounds the area.

Though most of the area these days has been developed, leaving little of the natural landscape, the remote barren fields and preserves give us a peek at what used to be.

Day122 Arts Walk

Riverside ArtsWalk

Riverside ArtsWalk

The first Thursday of each month brings the community of Riverside (and neighboring areas) out to celebrate Arts Walk.

Officially from 6pm-9pm, visitors can browse through more than 20 galleries, studios, and museums; entertain themselves with street performers; and share in the cultural and artistic diversification of the Inland Empire.

I have met some really great people and artists out here.

If you haven’t been, come out, look around, and enjoy the community spirit!

Day119 White Park

White Parkq

White Park

Established in 1883 with private donations of land
and labor, this park formerly reflected the Victorian
philosophy of eclectic and exotic landscaping in public
outdoor spaces. Named for Albert W. White, a city
trustee and private citizen, the park was deeded to the
city in 1889. .around 1875.

Trivia note:Albert “Stoney” White was the ‘first border’ at the Mission Inn.

Today, White Park houses a senior center, cactus garden, butterfly garden, and a Japanese Garden (see below).

Throughout the year, the park is host to a number of events ranging from the Mayor’s Ball (A fundraising event for the city’s art community) to live music, carnivals, and community events.

White Park, Japanese Gardens

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Take this!

Take This!

Take This!

Not exactly a Riverside365 photo, but what the heck?!

This photo was taken while doing an equestrian shoot.

I just thought I would share as some of you may enjoy it.

Happy Monday!

Day108 Riverside Medical Clinic

Riverside Medical Clinic

Riverside Medical Clinic

For those of you following this blog, you know that this place has become my new “home away from home”.

Not because I am injury prone, or for health issues, but because of their hosting the Riverside 365 Gallery.

Yesterday, with lighting up and canvas finally hung (though more to come), I finally had the chance to stand back and take a look.

It was nice to watch people stopping to look, discuss the images, and try to figure out where each image was taken.

In the short time that I was there, a few people (7 or 8) stopped in to visit and chat with me.

What a great experience.

Any part of Riverside that you would like to see in the gallery?

This image was taken as I was walking out, at closing time.   I love this building!

Day105 365 Gallery is Here!!

Riverside 365 Gallery

Riverside 365 Gallery

It is finally a reality!!!!

After weeks of deciding, printing, stretching canvas, installing the electrical wiring and lights, building backlit suspended frames, the Riverside365 gallery will finally open to the public!

Yesterday we finished up the lighting and hung the two backlit images seen suspended in the windows.
Today was hanging the remainder of the canvas (well, except for the one that I forgot to print!!).

I am happy with how it has come out and will be rotating (and hopefully selling) some prints about every couple weeks.
So where is it at?

Riverside Medical Clinic
7117 Brockton Ave
Riverside, CA 92506

Located smack dab in the center of the main lobby!

Ideas or suggestions?  Please let me know!

(Thank you Marty, Linda, and D for all your help!)

Day94 Life Arts Building

Life Arts Building

Life Arts Building

Here is a “new & improved” view of the Life Arts Building, taken with the new wide angle lens.

The day before Arts Walk, and the studios are already busy preparing for the next day’s events.

Though I was originally supposed to show at this event, my daughter’s International Baccalaureate Ceremony is the same day as the event.  Who can miss their own child’s graduation ceremonies?

Day93 My Porch

Glow

Glow

Okay, so maybe this isn’t really by front porch, but I do spend a lot of time here.

Today though, it wasn’t for business.
I just received a new wide angle lens, primarily to capture this shot.

Though this one is only a “test” picture, I am quite happy with how it came out!

The “real” image that I have is taken later in the evening when all the lights are on……..and taken with a tripod so that I can get better detail and color.

None the less, this is YOUR image for the day!

Mission Inn Rotunda
Riverside, CA