Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 359

ISO 100, 16mm, f/18, 1/6 sec.

Day 359 - Name that dog

We had the promise of rain today. While we were out having our coffee, to the east I noticed a small window in the clouds and we made a mad dash downtown.

This mural is painted on the back of the the Elsinore Theater, four stories tall. It is another one of Salem's icons and I really wanted to catch it just as the sun was rising.


Painted in 1984, it was part of the renovation for the theater. Charlie Claplan, Theda Bara, Marlene Dietrich and W. C. Fields great travelers as they arrive from the east going into downtown Salem. The actors were quite easy to identify, but can you name that dog?

I had to look it up.

ISO 100, 35mm, f/18, 1/5 sec.

As quickly as the sun peaked through the clouds, it also disappeared into the clouds never to be seen again today, but I really wanted to show the scale of the mural, it is quite impressive.


  1. Great captures! The mural is awesome

  2. Lovely lighting on the mural shot. I think the blue sky as a backdrop and low POV has definitely helped you reveal the details on the mural.

    A deviation from your late evening long exposure shots.

  3. Wow!!! The lighting on the first shot is amazing.

  4. Nice light on the first shot and nice perspective. I also like seeing the scale in number two.

  5. I have to say I love mural's. Some of them are so intricate and amazing and from a distance you can't even tell they are fake. This one is a beauty!