California

Questions about relief check

Arvin, Kern County, California. ... Head of rural family asking questions regarding the size of his . . ., 04/13/1940

City of Arvin, Kern County, California, 1940

Arvin, Kern County, California. Head of rural family asking questions regarding the size of his relief check. This is the first check which was received under the new state law of $58 maximum relief payment.

My flickr contact The U.S. National Archives posted this image by Dorothea Lange.

Things were tough back then and Lange was one of the foremost documentary photographers of her time and she recorded a lot of it for the Farm Security Administration.

Ginkgo on lotus

Ginkgo on lotus

This image is a high contrast JPEG right out of the Ricoh GR, the RAW, even with aggressive processing didn’t look as “painterly” as this so I chose this one.

Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. We returned to this great garden and while my 99 year old mother is mostly experiencing it through memory (she can’t walk or see well anymore) she enjoyed being wheeled around the paths.

The many ginkgo trees were shedding enough leaves so there were dried ginkgo leaves on lots of surfaces, including lotus leaves on a small pond.

Ginkgo on lotus

This image is a RAW image out of the Ricoh GR with minimal processing except to choose a monochrome preset I built in Lightroom for these kinds of shots. Lots of great texture here and the JPEG out of camera didn’t show it.