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Author Archives: Klaus-Dieter Naujok
After watering the flowers and misting our cacti, I notices the mist that was caught within the spider web. Because of the dark shade I started the with ISO 1000 for first two photos. However, the exposure values were rather slow, so the last two were taken with ISO 2000. BTW, I used my Tamron […]
Yesterday I mention that many review suggest to use the Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 also for landscape and portrait photography because of its sharpness and none distortion. So today I gave it a try by taking some photos of our Heavenly Bamboo which now in bloom.
Finally had the time and patients to take some photos of the bees that enjoying our lavender. I started with ISO 400, but ended up with ISO 1000 because of the shade and the dark background inside the lavender. I start to enjoy the Tamron 90mm Marco lens. It is the older version of the […]
Today I visited the Belshaw Mansion on 705 E Street in Antioch. The home was constructed for state senator Charles M. Belshaw. It was later sold to state assemblyman Robert Easley, then to the Baldocchis, who divided it into apartments for their family members. The house has been restored by it current owners to the […]
Time to do my monthly check up on the construction on CA State Highway 4. The work on both overpasses, A Street to the East and L Street to the West, is slowing progressing. That work was started rather late and is the reason for the bottlenecks, causing delays in the rush hour. I used […]
Here is another building downtown Antioch on West 2nd Street that I like. When we first moved here in 1990, this was a Hobby Store, as in Model Trains, airplanes and ships. It closed a few years later thanks to Toys R Us. Other businesses moved in, but now it is empty. I like the […]
Another Tuesday, another day in Concord to find another historic building. Just as I was about to walk away, a siren sounded and out came the Fire-Rescue Unit, check out the last photo.
These four pictures where taken from a hill above Hillcrest Avenue and Shelbourne Way. It provides a great view into all directions. The first of of Mount Diablo, the second is towards Pittsburg, the third towards the waterfront, you can see the Antioch Bridge in the back, and last but not least the eastern view […]
These photos were taken in our backyard. The first set of four are our white violets, not sure of the exact correct name. The second set is of our Jasmine Vine, which for the last 20 years has provided us with joy during this time of the year.
There is no historic data on this building downtown Antioch, however it is one of the better looking old buildings, having some very interesting and well preserved decorative architectural features. I wish I knew the exact terms for those features, I just love the type of crown molding millwork and that top centerpiece.