Monday, November 30, 2009



I don't mean to step on ahab's toes, as he's usually the one to post bird pictures here, but-- Hey! Isn't he in Italy right now? Sweeeeet!!



Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday: Alamo Square

Alamo Square Shadows

Late afternoon sun sends shadows looming far across Alamo Square in San Francisco as a band of local photographers walk through it. Must be Shadow Shot Sunday! To see some of last week's SSS entries, go here.

Zigzag Shadow

Zigzag Shadow
Underside of a stairway at Embarcadero 4.

Shadow Shot Sunday explained; some of last week's are here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In My Neighborhood


The end of an address on a peeling facade forms a vampiric face just a couple blocks down Post Street from my apartment.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Was Looking at the Black and White World: Camera Guys

Camera Guys

You see these guys in every big city, standing outside their brightly lit, overpriced, strictly-for-tourists camera shops, waiting for some sucker to come in and spend way too much on a lens or a camera or a memory card that might or might not work. Every touristy part of town has at least a half a dozen of them. San Francisco alone probably has a hundred or more, all told. Say cheese, guys!

Lichen Fence

Lichen Fence
At Russian Gulch State Park near Mendocino.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blogiversary Retrospective

Pixels at an Exhibition is one year old today. (Sniff...they grow up so fast...) To celebrate, here's a selection of favorite photos from each of us (chosen by the other two).

Kayaks by Tom Hilton, posted 12/2/08.

Shade Indigo
Shade Indigo by Ahab, posted 12/4/08

Pink & Orange Dragon
Gung Hay Fat Choy by Generik, posted 2/8/09

Cine by Ahab, posted 4/9/09

My Favorite Slogan
Travel Thursday - Granada, Nicaragua by Tom Hilton, posted 12/18/08

Self-Portrait Shadow
Self Portrait by Generik, posted 4/4/09

Mountain View 33
Not Quite Aligned by Tom Hilton, posted 1/18/09

Ballpark Sunset
A Cloud Over Baseball by Generik, posted 6/16/09

Twilight by Ahab, posted 4/15/09

Poppies 03
Poppies by Tom Hilton, posted 4/20/09

Having a Bad Dream
Having a Bad Dream by Generik, posted 10/9/09

Crabapple by Ahab, posted 10/21/09

Gator Reflected
Travel Thursday: California Academy of Sciences by Generik, posted 10/15/09

Wine-Dark Sky
Wine-Dark Sky by Ahab, posted 10/28/09

Causeway 03
Under the Causeway by Tom Hilton, posted 5/13/09

Stay by Generik, posted 11/16/09

Mosaic by Ahab, posted 11/6/09

Moro Rock 04 BW
Shadow Shot Sunday by Tom Hilton, posted 8/15/09

It's been a most enjoyable year. Looking through the great stuff from Generik and Ahab, I'm impressed all over again; it's a real honor to share a forum with such fine photographers.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The One That Didn't Get Away

The One That Didnt Get Away
Leopard shark at the end of Agnos Pier (the fisherman is attending to his other fish, whose thrashing tail is visible at upper right).



The Bank of America building at 555 California Street is a San Francisco icon, and photo-worthy at just about any angle.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time Travel Thursday: Vietnam

Gary & Lady II

Something different today... my aunt sent me these photos just a couple days ago. This is my uncle Gary, who was killed in Vietnam in 1972. She recently received these pictures from an Army buddy of his who had seen a comment she made about Gary on a website a few years back. These are most likely the last pictures ever taken of him. Apparently he adopted a dog, who he called "Lady," while he was there. The third shot is of the camp near Khe Sanh where he spent his last days.

Gary was one of the smartest and most talented persons I've ever known in my life. He was an accomplished musician who played guitar, keyboards and clarinet proficiently, and he was a whiz at languages. I still miss him, and always will.


Gary & Lady I

Vietnam Camp

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Placid Lake

*I changed the title shortly after posting.

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

Seen in an art/curio shop on Hyde Street at Union.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Martini Monday

What the Cool Kids Are Drinking
What the cool kids are all drinking:

2 1/2 oz. roasted-beet-infused vodka
1/2 oz. triple sec
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth



Saw this in the Tenderloin while out shooting with my pal Marty on Saturday.



Saturday, November 14, 2009

In the Artist's Shadow

In the Artist's Shadow

A mural artist paints a piece on Haight Street in the late afternoon, creating a looming shadow over his work. Perfect for Shadow Shot Sunday. To see some of last week's entries, just click here. You know you want to.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Bay Bridge Shadow 02
One of my cases settled on Thursday so yesterday morning I took my time getting in to work, taking a leisurely detour over to the Ferry Building and Pier 14. Caught this shadow along the way.

Shadow Shot Sunday is the meme heard round the world.

Friday, November 13, 2009



My group at work was part of a department-wide open house yesterday, and I was responsible for, among other things, making souvenirs to give away to all employees who took the tour through our labs. These are what I made to hand out; they're just sealed glass ampules with colored water in them. If they were real, they'd be red and would contain protein-producing human or animal cells. And they'd also be frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen.

Biotech? Hell, I was an English major!


Tidepool, Great Wass Island
On Great Wass Island, Maine


On a traffic signal box on the Embarcadero near Clay.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


28th Floor 091026 01
Early morning, from the building I work in.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

White Baby Ringed by Poodles

White Baby Ringed by Poodles

One last one from MOMA. This is an older exhibit that has been put up again in a display called "From the Archives." I never got a chance to shoot it the first time it was up, so I was happy to see it resurrected last Saturday.

Pin Field

Golden Pins 02
One more from Allison's show.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009