Posts Tagged ‘photo’

If this site looks a bit wobbly…

Friday, June 25th, 2010

…its because the relentless demon “Progress” forced me into updating the software. As with most things, the  “new and improved” just swaps out problems old for new and I’m dealing with the consequences now. When I’m done its back to the posts and pics.

Meanwhile here’s a picture from the best veterans memorial I’ve ever seen,  the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden just north of Mount Shasta in Northern California. A series of sculptures depict the soldiers, the POWs, the nurses, and more. This one, part of the centerpiece, is simply called Why?

Why?  (8 June 10)


Why? indeed.


Photos, 2 April 2010

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The Golden Gate, north and south.

Point Bonita   (30 March 10)

Above: Point Bonita, Marin Headlands.
This is the north side of the Golden Gate; the bridge is behind the camera.

Below: The south side of the Golden Gate,
aka: San Francisco.

The Golden Gate - south side (San Francisco)  (30 March 10)

Photo of the week 27 Feb 2010

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Who knew? I sure didn’t.

I didn't know I could do this!  (27 Feb 10)


I read somewhere that the full moon meters (photographically speaking)
pretty much the same as daylight, so I gave it a try. This is a hand-held shot with a zoom lens, just cropped and sharpened (not enlarged).

Coastal California’s seasons explained

Friday, January 8th, 2010

I just posted this picture on Flickr. I took it yesterday in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park after a visit to UCSF Medical Center. The morning was misty and cold, the grass and trees a delightful winter green.

Winter green?

DSC_0093 walk in GGPark copy

Many other flickr photographers (from the Northern Hemisphere anyway) are posting pictures of ice storms, whiteouts, buried snow plows, and barren windswept fields. And here come the Californians showing snapshots of green.

California’s coastal winterscapes can drive the ice-bound crazy. Once again we’re seen as Violating All The Rules and Just Not Making Any Sense. But there is a logic to our seasons, even if it’s obscure. It helps to remember that the planet’s largest heat-sink (aka the Pacific Ocean) is just to our left.

So as a service for those who just don’t get all this green, here’s a short guide to our seasons.


Every hillside is green. A ridiculous, Irish/New Zealand green. So green your eyes hurt looking at it, especially when the sun shines. Green? In the land of perpetual drought? (more…)

Photo – New Year’s 2010

Friday, January 1st, 2010


False (1 Jan 10)

What better way to start a new year than finding what’s true?

Unfortunately, this one truth just led to another, then another and
another and finally to the end of the building.

All true maybe, but no answers.

Maybe next year.

Pictures – December 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Morning mist on the Russian River

Two photos from a short trip to Sonoma County. Above, the Russian River in morning mist, Monte Rio. Below, the Sonoma coast looking south from Goat Rock Road.

The Sonoma coast

Pictures of the week – 28 November 2009

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I’m in San Diego for a bit of R&R. It rained yesterday – lots of big puffy clouds – and I happened to be in La Jolla for sunset. Here are three shots, all taken within a half-hour of each other near the children’s pool, now better known for the harbor seals – and law suits – that hang out there.

Three La Jolla sunsets - 1


About 10 minutes before sunset.













Three La Jolla sunsets - 2





At sunset.











Three La Jolla sunsets - 3

Looking east and north. The sun’s setting behind me; the orange light shimmering on the water is bouncing off the clouds.

Photo of the week – Oct 29

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Otto and I made it to the beach for sunset for the first time in many many months. I paid for it the next day, but not too badly and oh, it was worth it.

This is a shot taken at Fort Funston, the southernmost coast side of San Francisco, aka Dog Heaven. The area’s one gigantic canine playground, with sand and birds and cliffs and seaweed and smelly rotting stuff and lots of other happy dogs and dog-happy people. Otto, busy sniffing something nearby, passed on participating.

Fort Funston sunset

Fort Funston sunset

Looking south towards Pacifica, where the Bay Area keeps the fog machine.

Photo(s) of the week – 17 Sept

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Two this time, both classic San Francisco shots. Fingers are a bit more cooperative, so I’m making up for lost time.

Raven over the Golden Gate

Raven over the Golden Gate

Fog at Stow Lake

Fog at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park

Photo of the week – 9 August

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

Grass at June Lake

Grass at June Lake

I saw some film-based infrared photography and was intrigued. This is an experiment reproducing the technique via Photoshop. Not as good as the real thing, but interesting. A little bit of color is mixed back in – something not seen in real IR photography.