Friday, April 30, 2010

Finally Friday


Have a great weekend, everyone! Just don't end up looking like these guys...


Cloud Light

28th Floor 100427 01
I worked until midnight that day. My consolation (apart from doubletime) was a few good shots of the evening light.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Travel Thursday: Imaginary Landscape

Minimal Landscape 01
I want to be there.

Common Loon

Common Loon
My very favorite kind of bird. More here, including great sound files. Large version here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Pierce Point Ranch 03
One of my more flattering pictures. This is the old schoolhouse at Pierce Point Ranch on the Tomales Peninsula, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

In Your Eyes

In Your Eyes

I was looking at myself in the black and white world. A self portrait, reflected in my friend Bob's sunglasses on the most recent CALIBER SF photowalk.


Pantheon, Rome

Monday, April 26, 2010

Martini Monday

Martini 02
Hey, it's cocktail time in the Maritime Provinces.

Orange Star Palms

Orange Star Palms

Long exposure and tripod usage after Friday night's baseball game equals this shot.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

3 Samples

Three Samples

Three cell culture samples cast long shadows on a lab notebook in the morning sunlight. Wait... I don't work on Shadow Shot Sunday! And I'll bet most of these people don't, either.

Shadow Shot Sunday

E2 Reflections 02
As I've mentioned before, Embarcadero Center isn't much as an aesthetic whole but it is a never-ending source of interesting shadows. This is on Sacramento, along the southern edge of Embarcadero 2. I think I prefer this one, but there's a black and white version below the fold.

Shadow Shot Sunday: the gift that keeps on giving.

E2 Reflections 02 BW

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


With a nice, fresh trout in tow. Larger version here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010



A decorated bicycle, seen on the 4/18 CALIBER SF photowalk through the Mission District.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Little Indian

Little Indian

A perfect vehicle to ride on Shadow Shot Sunday. Let's go visit some of last week's participants, shall we?

Shadow Shot Sunday

Zipline Line
Early morning in Justin Herman Plaza, people are lining up for free rides on the zipline.

Shadow Shot Sunday--the dance craze that's sweeping the nation! (Well, lots of nations, actually.)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

GG Bridge Shadow 02
The shadow of a moderately well-known bridge in our neighborhood.

Shadow Shot Sunday info here, results here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow
Could this guy be this guy? Same neighborhood, one year later.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mossy Gully

Pinnacles Moss 01
Along the High Peaks Trail in Pinnacles National Monument.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The National Pastime

Old Time Base Ball

Baseball season is here! The Giants beat the Astros in their first game of the season yesterday, so they can still go 162-0 (theoretically, anyway).

Huzzah for the national pastime!

El Charro

El Charro

Monday, April 5, 2010

When Captain America Checks His Mighty Cell Phone

When Captain America Checks His Mighty Cell Phone

Saturday I spent the afternoon visiting with my good friends Joyce and Arthur, who happen to be comic book artists and were busy signing autographs for their adoring fans at this year's WonderCon. I've attended this event a couple times over the past few years, using the occasion as an excuse to hang out with Joyce and Arthur and to take pictures of the participants. This particular shot, which I uploaded Saturday evening, was picked up and put on the Flickr Blog, and as of just a few minutes ago had over 3000 hits today alone.


Mixed Bouquet

Mixed Bouquet
Wildflowers* on the Phegley Ridge trail above Hunting Hollow, Henry Coe State Park.

*Miniature Lupine, Butter & Eggs, and Goldfields.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Morning Sidewalk

Curved Sidewalk Shadow

Don't bother going downtown; it's Shadow Shot Sunday. Honest. And we're all glad Harriet's back in business.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Red Light District

Red Light District 01
Taken one block west of in the same location as this one (I think), but on a very different kind of morning.

Wood Duck, Drake

Wood Duck, Drake
He's even more beautiful close up, with spots, stripes, iridescences, the works.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Travel Thursday: Lagunitas

Salmon Crossing

Samuel P. Taylor State Park in western Marin County offers some beautiful hiking trails, camping and picnic sites. Also spawning salmon running up San Geronimo Creek at certain times of the year.

Hiding Clown

Clown Grid bw
At Cabrillo & La Playa, former site of Playland at the Beach.