Happy California Day!
Yesterday was Happy California Day. . .
Happy National California Day ! ! !
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My Favorite Photo:
Retro Photo: The Hollywood Sign!
Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer
Favorite Nature Photo:
Retro Photo: The sunset with palm trees on Sunset Strip – Sunset Boulevard. The photo was featured in my “Award Winning Photos” post on June 20, 2022. You can see my Award Winning post HERE. Here is the nature’s winning photo in California:
Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera mounted on a mini-pod through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer
Montage of “Photo of the Day” in November 2019:
Retro Photo Montage Collection: Here is the complete collection! 39 photos of my favorite vacation of all time–California. I went for three whole weeks in November of 1991. Here is the whole collection: Featured Photos Montage – California: 1991
Photo is a montage of photos all taken with a Nikon FE camera through various lenses, filters and settings. See the original posts for the info. All individual photos in the collection were loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
Origination: The origination of California goes back to it’s roots with Cortes coming up from out of the Baja California region that is now in Mexico. It eventually was discovered in 1844 by John Charles Frémont, who led a party of Army topographical engineers that “accidentally” crossed the Sierras into California and traveled the length of the San Joaquin Valley before making their way home. It was not even a couple of years when gold was discovered there, and communication to the eastern states, and the move westward to get in on the piece of pie called the “Gold Rush” was on. It proceeded to statehood on the fast track, and became a full state in 1850. It went on through several different phases throughout its series of decades, with 49’ers and a lot of other eras.
More Recent History: The compact area of Broadway created the concept of having Broadway migrate out west to Hollywood, came about. Hollywood was laid out as a subdivision in 1887 by Harvey Wilcox, who was a prohibitionist from Kansas. However, real-estate magnate H.J. Whitley transformed Hollywood into a rather wealthy and popular residential area. Hollywood became a municipality in 1903 and was incorporated into Los Angeles in 1910. The Hollywood sign is not even in Hollywood–but Los Angeles– but does overlook the area completely, and has great fame. Hollywood today goes on. . .and on!
Beauty & Many Climates Throughout the Vast Area of the State: A lot of area makes the state a great area, no matter what climate you are used to, except the moist humidity of the eastern states. You have the maximum temperatures of Death Valley to the fogs of the northwestern areas of California. Also the tropical orange bushes and palm trees in the Los Angeles areas southward to the cactuses of the dessert areas in San Bernardino county (a really large county). California also presents the grape and wine vineyards and a lot of vegetation that won’t grow in the humidity of the eastern states. Climactically ranging, maybe the largest differential in types of weather–a very diverse climate!
California’s Statehood Facts:
- Date: September 9, 1850
- Capital: Sacramento
- Population: 39,538,223 (2020); 39,029,342 (2022 est.)
- Size: 155,959 square miles
- Nicknames: The Golden State
- State Mottos: Eureka (I have found it)
- Tree: California Redwoods (Sequoia Sempervirens & Sequoiadendron Giganteum)
- Bird: California Valley Quail
- Flower: California Poppy
|California Officially Adopted as a U.S. State, State Song, Admission Date & California Flag|
|State Name Info
♪ State Song ♫
|31st State. California (Unorganized territory of the Mexican Cession) (partial)
“California Gurls” by Katy Perry
|See: Officially Adopted as a U.S. States, State Songs, Admission Dates & Flags at: National States And Capitals Day! – 2022|
Some Great California Sites: Here is a list of some great places to visit while in California:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- San Francisco
- Yosemite National Park
- Catalina Island
- Lake Tahoe
- San Luis Obispo
- Sequoia National Park
- San Diego
- Big Bear Lake
- Kings Canyon National Park
- Big Sur
- Laguna Beach
- Santa Monica
- Death Valley National Park
- Napa Valley
- Santa Barbara
- Death Valley National Park
- Los Angeles
- Palm Springs
- Joshua Tree National Park
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