Monday, May 31, 2010

Martini Monday

Neon Martini 01
In Santa Rosa, across the street from where I was getting my tire replaced yesterday afternoon...and the foremost thing on my mind was that big-ass Martini I was going to have as soon as I got home.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Alien Self-Portrait

Self Portrait

Holes in the sidewalk cast spots of light on a spot below ground, captured in a shadow of my head while taking the picture. This might work for a Shadow Shot Sunday post, I'm thinking. I'll bet most of these fine people would agree.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Scissors and Comb

Scissors and Comb
Update: because I'm lazy, that's why.

Shadow Shot Sunday: rules and results.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More from the Maker Faire

Fire-Breathing Mechanical Dragon

Per Donna's request, here are some more shots from the Maker Faire in San Mateo last weekend. To see the whole set, go here.


Hair Metal

Rocket from the '50s

Lite Brite Guy

Plugged-In Pyramid

We'll Burn That Bridge When We Come to It

Radio Flyer Hot Rod

Quite a Handful

Sign of the Times

Blightwalk 14
Another one from our Blightwalk the other day.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gold is a Good Conductor

Gold is a Good Conductor

From the Maker Faire at San Mateo County fairground this past weekend. Think arts and crafts/DIY meets Burning Man. Lots of robots, fire, Tesla coils, art cars and other eccentricities among the crocheting lessons and silk screening T-shirt booths. I'm just sorry we didn't get down there earlier in the day.


This is my new favorite shot of mine.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Reflecting on a Very Funny Bicycle

Reflecting on a Very Funny Bicycle

I took this shot of a couple enjoying a humorous moment while on the blightwalk with Tom and friends Saturday, and am very happy with how it turned out.

Sergei's Shot

Blightwalk 59
Playing pool at the bar we all went to after Saturday's Blightwalk.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Dodge Dart Wagon at Station #3

Dodge Dart Wagon at Station #3

Saw this classic beauty parked in late afternoon at the fire station across the street from my apartment building. Maybe it was there to make a quick getaway to Shadow Shot Sunday. I'll bet you could fit quite a few of these past participants in it when we do.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Bay Bridge Shadow 01
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge casts an early morning shadow on the Bay.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

She Loves the Camera

She Loves the Camera

This is Michela, a young woman I've gotten to know through Flickr and the various photowalks I've been on in the past six or eight months, looking at my Yashica Mat-124. She started the Friday Night Drinking & Shooting Club, and is an enormously talented photographer. This was taken on our last Friday night adventure in the canyons of the Financial District.

She's also no slouch in the modeling department:

Live to Ride

Concrete Stairway

Battery Stairs BW
Battery Godfrey on the Presidio.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Travel Thursday: Albany Bulb

Wheel #2

A couple weeks back, I went to the East Bay to check out the Albany Bulb with my friend Larry, who lives in nearby Richmond. The Bulb is a wild area of landfill and overgrown bushes jutting out into the bay just north of Berkeley, strewn with broken pieces of concrete, metal and other detritus. There is a lot of graffiti and street art and sculpture there; also a fairly sizable population of homeless people. Here are just a few shots from that excursion. As is my wont, I took a few hundred pictures on our walk, and I'm still only about two-thirds of the way through processing them.


Rope Shoe

Tagged Skyline

Bedsprings Eternal


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Three Kings

B2B 48
Yeah, you guessed it: Bay to Breakers was yesterday. I'll post more shots over the next few weeks.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday In My Neighborhood: Touch Up

Touch Up

A mural artist adds the finishing touches to some wallflowers and creates a more ephemeral form of art by casting a distorted shadow over his work. He must know it's Shadow Shot Sunday. And I'll bet these fine folk do as well.


Back in the Shadow Shot Sunday saddle after two weeks of extremely limited computer access. Read all about Shadow Shot Sunday, and join in the fun.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Long Exposures

Starring Fort Point

So I've been shooting a fair amount of long exposures lately -- like the Transbay Terminal rainbow, for instance -- and I thought I would post a few of them here. More after the jump.


Very Violet

Make a Right

On the Waterfront

Getting from Here to There

Bridge Diptych

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

Wood Duck

Wood Duck
At rest 200 feet away on a charcoal-sketch lake, this guy has heard my camera shutter and is about to make a surprise burst out of there. A very wild species. Large here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rainbow Bridge

Transbay Rainbow

I believe I've run a shot of this spot here before, but it couldn't have been as good as this one. Today this picture has been posted on both SFist and Eye on Blogs, and I have to admit, it's certainly become a favorite of mine very quickly. This is the bridge over 1st Street at the Transbay Terminal, and it's not going to be there much longer. The whole place is going to be torn down soon, so that a brand new, super-cool, way more better happy Transbay Terminal OF THE FUTURE!!!11!1!! can be built in its place. So do what I did: get down there late on a drunken Friday night with a tripod and the ability to take a long exposure.

Or just enjoy this shot for the time being.

Tall Ship

Kaiwo Maru 03
The Kaiwo Maru, docked at Pier 27 last week. It wasn't open to the public, unfortunately, but I could get close enough to get a couple shots like this.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Not Really a Martini Monday

One Is Good, Two Are Better

Yes, it is Monday, but this is actually just a chilled vodka with olives. (Shhh, don't tell Tom!)

One is good, two are better.

Martini Monday

Hey, it's cocktail time in Halifax. This is a coupla Martinis before being poured into glasses.



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: The Light Beyond the Tunnel

The Light Beyond the Tunnel

A downtown alley goes from dark shadow to bright sunlight. You are now approaching the Shadow Shot Sunday zone. See what all these people had to say about last week's SSS...if you dare!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010