Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pride Parade

Last Sunday was the 40th annual Pride Parade in SF. Here are a few shots I took that day... I've only uploaded a very small number to Flickr so far, simply because I haven't had the time to go through and process all of them yet. Maybe later this week...


Biker Guys

Pink Professor

Pride Times Three

Holy McGrail


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Woman Needs a Man

A Woman Needs a Man
Bike parked in front of Pier 23, which seems oddly appropriate.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Summer has officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. Time to get out and go for a ride; time to enjoy a brilliant Shadow Shot Sunday! While you're out and about, be sure to pay a visit to some of these fine photographers as well.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Double Shadow
Shadow meets its reflection in 3 Embarcadero Center.

Shadow Shot Sunday: the meme that ate Cleveland.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

In My Neighborhood: Father's Day Feast

I Feel Terrible About Taking This

A somewhat controversial shot that I saw while on my way to work one recent morning. I hated that I was taking this guy's picture in what some might describe as an exploitative way, but I couldn't let this juxtaposition get by. And I absolutely wish that no one in this country -- on this earth! -- should have to live this way, but I also feel like this sort of thing needs to be documented.

I welcome any comments on the subject from our viewers.

Stairway to Somewhere or Other

E0 Stairs
Embarcadero Zero, between Sansome and Battery.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We Love You Oakland

We Love You Oakland

I was in Oakland last Friday night for a photo show by some of my Flickr pals, and the cafe they were exhibiting in was across the street from the late, great Parkway Theatre. Damn shame about this place no longer being in business.



Monday, June 21, 2010

Bricker Tin Shop

Bricker Tin Shop
A mothballed 19th century tin shop in Shrewsbury, PA.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Robert and His Shadow

Robert and His Shadow

I saw this guy while waiting for a bus last week. He asked me about my camera, and we got talking a bit. I asked if I could take his picture, in large part because he was casting such a magnificent shadow. This will make a great Shadow Shot Sunday image, I thought.

I hope you and all these folks think so, too.

Shadow Shot Sunday (In My Neighborhood)

Portal Tree Shadow
Passed a doorway down my street at the right time on the right morning for the tree shadow to act as a frame.

Shadow Sunday: sound in theory, equally sound in practice.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Carnival Has Come to Town

Round and Round and Round She Goes

Just across McCovey Cove from the ballpark, a carnival midway is set up right now. Last Friday was the first night, and after the baseball game, Mrs. G and I walked over there to check it out and take some pictures. Here's one long exposure of the Ferris wheel. More below the fold.


Rainbow of Happiness

Tornado #1

Vanishing Carnies #2

Wheel in the Sky

Midway Madonna

Travel Thursday: Up in the Air

Chicago 01
Downtown Chicago.

In an airplane, you can be everywhere at once when you aren't anywhere at all. These are some shots I took on a flight from Boston to San Francisco a few weeks ago.

Salt Ponds
Salt ponds in San Francisco Bay.

Smokestack 01
Somerset Power Plant, Niagara County, NY.

Utah 05
Green River, Utah.

Lake Huron 02
Eastern shore of Lake Huron.

Colorado Rockies 05
Collegiate Peaks area of the Sawatch Range, Colorado.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In My Neighborhood: Awning Fire

Awning Fire #2

Some of the crew from Station #3, half a block down, attend to a minor fire on the awning of a liquor store on Post Street on a Saturday afternoon. I'm so glad those guys are close by.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
This immature heron has just dropped out of the top of a huge pine tree over my lake. Large version here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday

Cloud Shadows
Cloud shadows in western Utah, seen from a BOS-->SFO flight last Monday (whirlwhind trip to MA is the reason I missed last week's SSS).

Shadow Shot Sunday: all the cool kids are daring you to try it.

Office Chair Down

Office Chair Down

Get out of that chair, leave the office behind, the weekend's here and it's time for another Shadow Shot Sunday. Just ask all these people, they'll tell you the same thing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Uptown Neon

Uptown Neon

Another one from last week's photowalk in Oakland.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday: Silver Silhouette

Silver Silhouette

In most parts of the world, Carnaval is celebrated on Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, the last day before Lent. Here in San Francisco, we wait for a Shadow Shot Sunday late in May, when the weather is nice. I'm sure most of these folks would approve.

Friday, June 4, 2010