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Christmas in Camarillo 2002

These are pictures from 4 years back (2002) in Camarillo
Typical happy homes in display.  Merry Christmas.
At that time I had a brand new Nikon point and shoot digital camera.

Christmas Ventura County

Christmas Camarillo

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Water Tower Christmas Lights, Camarillo

Photograph taken Dec 18, 2006
This is the water tower in Old Town Camarillo.
They always put these lights up during the Christmas Season.
More pictures of this water tower (during daytime, off season)

Camarillo Water Tower lights

christmas camarillo light

Topa Tower Club, Morgan Stanley Building

Images of Morgan Stanley building are located here

Topa Tower Club is an exclusive, "membership only", club located on top floor (22nd floor) of Morgan Stanley Building in Oxnard.  You can dine, exercise, and party in style.  This club hall is also available for weddings and business meetings.  I had an opportunity to be up there for the Christmas Party hosted by some business organization.

Topa Tower Club
Looking Down from Top floor of Morgan Stanley building, Oxnard

Since I'm a computer guy, I let our sales associates to do the talking.  I'm usually in the corner taking pictures and score wine and shrimp cocktail.  Pictures didn't come out good, but I thought I should post them anyway.  "Looking down" shots are especially bad, it was a bad time to take pictures.  I couldn't do much about the reflections.

christmas oxnard
Christmas Tree at the main lobby - First Floor

Below are two more shots of looking down.
Left: 101 freeway looking South bound at Rose overpass.
Right: Big 5 at Oxnard Blvd.
**click for large images.
Areal View Oxnard  Oxnard Photo

Below images do not click...  a few detail shots inside Topa Tower Club.Areal View Oxnard

El Tecolote - Camarillo

El Tecolote is a Mexican restaurant on Lewis Road by the railroad track.  Most of us can recognize the sign.  El Tecolote is a Camarillo's landmark.  It's been there for a long time since when the surrounding city block was almost empty.

I didn't confirm, and I could be wrong, but there is 99% chance that Mr. Adolfo Camarillo ate there, possibly many times with the entire family.  The place was established in 1946 and they have been in the same location since 1952.   (Mr. Adolfo Camarillo died in 1958)

I went there for lunch a few times with my coworkers.  I love Margaritas there.  Food is great and people are nice. It's a popular spot in Camarillo.  I hope they never turn off that sign as it's part of Camarillo.

El Tecolote
http://www.eltecolote.com/
333 N. Lewis Rd., Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805.482.4318 Fax: 805.482.0628

Camarillo Restaurant

* Some information cited from http://www.eltecolote.com/

Halloween, Oxnard - Behind Costco

There is a party store behind Costco in Oxnard.
They have invited a special guest (Mr. Death) for Halloween.

oxnard halloween

Foggy Night - Old Town Camarillo

I happened to look out the window one night and saw the thickest fog of the year at Camarillo. I hurried out with my camera. I normally do not use tripod when I take pictures for fun. This time, I brought my tripod because I had to take long exposures.

(FYI: I always carry a tripod when I go out for wedding gigs)

After taking several photographs around the clock tower, I was going to drive to different places. But the fog disappeared very fast.  I was lucky to save a few shots.

Old Town Camarillo looked amazing in the fog.

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Happy Halloween - From Camarillo, CA

Happy Halloween Ventura County.  I hope you have a lot of fun.
Pumpkin patch in Camarillo, CA - at 101 Freeway Century off ramp (October 23, 2006). This is an amazing, fun place.  I had to stop whatever I was doing and drop by. 

Camarillo Halloween

 

Below picture was taken outside of Ralphs, October 8, 2006.  I made a 10"x13" print of this shot and hung it over the kitchen wall.  I enjoyed it a lot, then it fell off the wall while I was watching a horror movie.  I hung a cross in that same spot.  If that cross turns upside down by itself... 

 Camarillo Store Pumpkins

 

As usual, Camarillo Plumbing lead an annual event for Old Town Camarillo.  This attracts a lot of young people (2-5 years olds who's too young to go out trick-or-treating at night)

Halloween Camarillo

Christmas here we come~!!

Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks

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Pumpkin Patch - Simi Valley

There is a famouse empty lot in Simi Valley at Los Angeles Avenue and Madera Road. Most of the time this place looks empty and useless.

Simi Valley Madera

But, this dirt ground is a huge part of Simi Valley. It holds various events such as carnival, pumpkin patch, Christmas tree sales, etc.. Their seasonal displays bring whimsical feeling to everyone. Simi Valley will not the same without this empty lot.

Halloween Simi Picture 

Simi Halloween

Santa Paula - SP

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If you live in Santa Paula, you should know exactly where this is.
I love Santa Paula.  I get a lot of wedding photography clients from Santa Paula.
I took this shot as I was following the limo (in front).
I photographed a wedding at Santa Paula and I was on my way to the reception in Camarillo.

santa paula

Santa Paula Photo

Rite Aid, Camarillo, Ca

This is Rite Aid I go every Friday.
Rite Aid, like most drug chain stores, has a rebate program.
What makes Rite Aid my favorite, compared to the other drug stores, is that they have a really good online rebate system.  Everything can be done online, and you get the rebate checks fast.  There is one thing I do after shopping at Rite Aid.  After making purchase I do not open any packages until my rebate would get confirmed.  This usually takes 1-3 days. If, for some reason, my rebate doesn't get cleared, I will take back my products for a refund.  So far they've been 100% accurate with my rebate.

I took countless pictures of this Rite Aid.
Here is a fun shot. Click below picture for a panoramic image, you can see the entire store.

Camarillo Rite Aid
Photographer VenturaPhoto.com - Click for a SUPER Large Image

Photography note: This image pushes the limit of my cheap camera.  Detail is not very good.  Also, I had to pixelate the people inside the building.  I think I am not breaking any law, because I shot this image at the public place. At least that's what I learned at school. :)

Rite Aid, Camarillo
2550 LAS POSAS ROAD Camarillo, Camarillo 93010
Phone:(805) 482-2135
Website

Savon to CVS - Camarillo

Sav-on Drugs will become CVS Pharmacy. I took some pictures of this Sav-on at Carmen Drive before they changed the sign. Sav-on Drugs is not completely disappeared. Albertsons owns Sav-on Drugs.  Albertsons will keep Sav-on Drugs inside the Supermarkets.  All Sav-on Drug chain stores will become SVS Pharmacies.

When I was taking this picture, they were already remodeling the interior.

camarillo savon picture

Update: March 2007, Now they are CVS/Pharmacy
CVS pharmacy Camarillo

Camarillo - Cool Cars

I saw two cool cars today.
This yellow car was turning left at Arneill to Pickwick (to post office & fire station).
I didn't get the whole car, but it's still cool.

And I found this Evil Knievel (look-alike) pickup truck at Camarillo Town Center.

camarillo car

camarillo mattress store

Flowers at Wal*mart Parking Lot

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This Wal*mart is located at Rose Avenue and 101 Freeway at Oxnard.

I do not know the name of these trees/flowers.
The flowers seemed to be illuminated... the color was amazing. These flowers were everywhere in the parking lot.  (from Sam's Club to Wal*mart).

I took a few flash photographs.
First, I measured the exposure as I looked up to the sky (at Av mode).
Then I switched my camera to manual and set the shutter speed.
And I turned on the flash at the lowest power.

I am amazed at today's technology. My cheap camera can do practically anything.

Oxnard Walmart Picture

Oxnard Photographer

Thousand Oaks - Halloween, Janss Marketplace

Party store at Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks.

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