Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Fishnets on the Ceiling

Fishnets & Shadow

A pair of inflatable fishnet-clad legs cast a long shadow on the ceiling of a local pub. Grab a pint and celebrate Shadow Shot Sunday! Cheers to last week's shadow shooters!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Feather Boa Gate

Feather Boa Gate

Mission Market

Mission Market
Another shot from the trip two years ago. I revisited this site last week -- that door is still hanging ajar.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Terminal Rainbow

Transbay Colors 01
Fremont St. under the soon-to-be-demolished Transbay Terminal. They did the colored-light thing last year around Pride Day; I suppose they're doing it again now to give the old joint a fitting sendoff.

Travel Thursday: Monochrome Sunset on Maui

Monochrome Sunset

After the color has gone...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Red Hat

Red Hat

Something about that hat made me feel like I just had to capture this young woman and her boyfriend as they sat talking in Union Square Saturday. Plus, they're such a cute couple anyway that it would probably be hard to take a bad picture of them.

Mrs. G doesn't care for the pole immediately to their left (and I actually did crop out quite a bit of the planter and other stuff on that side of the picture), but I like it. Your mileage may vary.

Happy Tooth

Tooth 01

Saguaro Forest

Saguaro Forest
For the first time in two years, I'm back down here in fascinating Tucson. (This shot is from the trip two years ago.) There was a blizzard here in the higher elevations the day before we arrived. The mountains are all white and there's water running in all the stream beds. The desert seems thrilled with the abundance. Of course, if it melts too fast there will be hell to pay. But the wildflowers should be great this spring. Tom, take note.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Cloud Storage

Cloud Storage

Something a little different for this week's Shadow Shot Sunday...

A stormy sunset puts San Francisco in shadow as twilight wanes, lights go on and people head home from work or out to dinner. To see some of last week's SSS entries, find your way through the shadows to this spot.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Transbay Shadows
At the Transbay Terminal, waiting for a 5-Fulton to take me home.

Shadow Shot Sunday: it's nutritious and delicious.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sally Field Moment

Each week, on Friday, the good folk over at CALIBER post a photo from a contributor to their Flickr pool to share with their considerable audience. This week, I was lucky enough to be chosen for their spotlight with this image, long a favorite of mine. I'm so flattered! Go check it out, and maybe leave a comment if you feel the urge.

Also, for those of you here in the Bay Area, scroll down the CALIBER site and take a look at the post about the upcoming photowalk on Saturday, January 30th. Starting at the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI station at about 12:30, the CALIBER gang will lead a group of photographers through Chinatown and North Beach, snapping shots all along the way. Pizza and beer will be consumed at a yet to be determined place at the end of the walk. I participated in the Halloween photowalk and it was a ton of fun. I look forward to joining the group again in a week.

Blue Abstract

Table Reflection 02

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Travel Thursday: Florence

Fiore Tower

Bell Tower at Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

(I've been sick all week, thus limited online presence. Starting to rebound today, thankfully.)

West Broadway

West Broadway

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Prismatic


Late afternoon sun shines through my friend Bill's cut-glass front door at his house in Hesperia, creating all sorts of light and shadow play. Shadow Shot Sunday is played by these rules; here are some of last week's players.

Shadow Shot Sunday

E3 Shadow 01
The shadow of the building I'm in, projected onto a fogbank (winter fog, which is a wholly different creature from summer fog).

Shadow Shot Sunday instructions here; results here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Brush with Closed Captioning

A Brush with Closed Captioning

Part of the ever-changing collage on the front of Radio Habana, Valencia & 22nd Streets.

Curly Horns

Curly Horn
Wall decoration at the Bloodhound, where a handful of BARBarians (Generik among us) got together last night.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just Married

Just Married

With the Prop. 8 trial going full steam ahead here in California right now, it seems like a good time to post this image. This was taken at the SF Pride parade in 2008, right after this couple had been married at City Hall.

Bay Bridge Night

Bay Bridge Night BW
I ran across an old color shot of mine the other day and thought it would look good in black & white (original below the fold). This is from behind the Ferry Building.
Ferry Building Night

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Red-Haired Madonna

Red-Headed Image of the Madonna Appears on the Streets of San Francisco

This is about as close to religious revelations as I get.

Cinema America

Cinema America
Apologies for slacking again. Been busy.

Monday, January 11, 2010

To Have a Martini and Have Not

To Have a Martini and Have Not
Martini Monday is early this week because I worked 10 hours on Saturday and 11 hours on Sunday and could really use one right now (but alas, I'll have to wait...).

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sofa Free on Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows & Stripes

An abandoned couch sits in the shadow of an alley, waiting to make its escape. Must be Shadow Shot Sunday, just like last week.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Travel Thursday: Moscow

Bridge Cathedral

Bridge over the Moskva River and the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer.

Since 1953

Cafe St Paul
Another shot from last year in Montreal.

Update: black and white version below the fold...
Cafe St-Paul BW

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Last Storm of the Year

Leaning Towards the Clouds

Clouds Over Marin

On New Year's Eve day, Mrs. Generik and I took a little cruise around the city in the rather unsettled weather. These two shots illustrate some of the very cool clouds we saw that afternoon.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


In the ancient hill town of San Gimignano, Tuscany

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Chairs and Shadows BW
I wouldn't consider the Embarcadero complex an aesthetic triumph, but it does seem to be a great source of interesting shadows. This was shot on the promenade level of Embarcadero One; previous SSS shots from the Embarcadero complex are here, here, here, here, and here.

Shadow Shot Sunday is tons of fun--check it out!