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This could be anyone’s Yellowstone National Park honeymoon photo from the early 1950s, but it just so happens to be the Robert G. Loewenthal-JoAnn Mundorff honeymoon photo- my Mom and Dad.

So cute. So happy.

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Seems that back in the 1940’s, or so, when you sent in your film to be developed into slides at the Ansco Color Film Slides Company they sent you professional color slides from the Wesco Color collection.

Seems to me, they were kind of saying, “You Suck.”

Nah, more like, “Get out there and explore. Take more photos. Send us more of your money.”

Here’s C26 Crater Lake (Printed on the holder that holds the slide)

“Situated in the Oregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountains. The vast crater is filled with clear, spring water to the depth of 2,001 feet, and the walls of the crater rise above from 500 to 2,000 feet.”

Crater Lake

Crater Lake

And…C28 Gold Gate Bridge.

“Delicate as a spider web seems the colossal crossing men wove over Golden Gate. The center span of about four-fifths of a mile is held some 250 feet above the restless tides by two enormous cables each made up of more then 25,000 strands. Uncle Sam’s heavy cruisers, inbound, pass beneath our massive Golden Gate Bridge.

Golden Gate Bridge

Pretty damn close to the original slides.

Thanks to my late great Uncle McElligott for his Cigar Box full of vintage photographs. Love you Man.

Steven Loewenthal

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Vase from http://www.thamesglass.com/ from the 1980’s. Interviewed Matthew Buechner, back then,  about his new studio for the local newspaper. We’ve had this in our house for years. Thought it might make an interesting abstract.

Liquefied Glass

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Invited this guy to take a ride on my finger into the house one late fall night. Amazing – he liked the warmth of the light and decided to stay. This is one of the unpublished photos that I just stumbled upon in my archive.

Moth

Moth

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I think there’s something about the dance of the fire that speaks to us.

Something about the orange glow.

The wick of the flame.

Warm flow.

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I love back lit trees. Something about shape of the leaves, limbs and stems as they stand against the light. I’ts crap – but I love it. Oh, and it’s a cell phone photo. (Don’t get me started how much I’m torn on that issue.) Colors and feel match the actual scene – what a f’n concept.

You can see better crap of others here:

https://240z.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/shapes-at-play/

https://240z.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/mist-had-its-effects/

Steven Loewenthal

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Early evening light passes through the back porch door. Light catches a bit of the dog’s crate and falls as shadows on the wall. Muted elements of trees in the backyard and the deck project, as well.

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