Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Three Shades

The Three Shades
The Rodin sculpture at the Palace of the Legion of Honor provides a Halloween-themed Shadow Shot Sunday.

Shadow Shot Sunday is happening even as we speak.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scenes from a World Series

The Sun Comes Out for Game 2

As many of you know (but perhaps not Tom, just because he's not tuned into those sports things), the Giants are in the World Series this year, and I am SOOOO loving life! Here are a few images from Games 1 and 2 for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing. Above, just before the game on Thursday, the sun peeked out of the clouds and shone brightly on the ballpark, which I took as a good omen for the hometown team. More below the fold...


Mohawk Guy


Fear the Beard

I See Orange People

McCovey Cove

Above McCovey Cove

Giants Truck

Pictures of Giants Fans

Texas Toast

Monday, October 25, 2010

Torso of a Satyr

Torso of a Satyr
2nd Century A.D., at the Palazzo Altemps in Rome

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Canadian Crossing

Canadian Crossing

Aboard the Black Ball ferry going from Victoria, B.C. to Port Angeles, Washington, and the passengers are in deep shadow, framed by the windows showing sunshine through the heavy clouds. It's a Shadow Shot Sunday voyage, and despite the rough seas, I wouldn't mind being there again right now.

Shadow Shot Sunday

E1 Shadow
Embarcadero 1, in the shadow of Embarcadero 2.

Shadow Shot Sunday is lots of fun, and produces some great stuff. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

In My Neighborhood: WTF?


Morning Sky

28th Floor 101014 02
Missed a spectacular deep-red sunrise that morning because I was on the bus at the time, but this made up for it (partly).

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Open Door Policy

Open Door Policy

A couple of no longer needed chairs sit in leafy shadows on a San Francisco sidewalk, just waiting for their star turn in this week's Shadow Shot Sunday extravaganza. Hey, what did other people bring to the party last week?

The Elk in the Mirror

Nort Coast Elk 03
At North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, California.

Shadow Shot Sunday is what all the cool kids are doing this year!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cemetery Flowers

Ocean View Cemetery 01
Ocean View Cemetery, Fort Bragg, Mendocino County.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stairway to Somewhere or Other

In the Mendocino Headlands, just west of Mendocino Village.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Checkered Past

Checkered Past

Some interesting window panes and well-lit fire escapes in the SOMA district of San Francisco make up this week's Shadow Shot Sunday entry. Check it out, all the cool kids are doing it!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Illinois Gas Station 02
At the industrial gas station on Illinois between 18th & 19th.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rally Rags

Rally Rags

The Giants win the West! The Giants win the West!

After Friday and Saturday's losses, some fans were afraid that the orange Rally Rags would turn into Crying Towels come Sunday, but the team pulled out a 3-0 gem and defeated the Padres to win the NL West. Now it's on to the playoffs!

Autumn Geese

Autumn Geese
Better large.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Seven Star Astoria

Seven Star Astoria

An old hotel sign in Vancouver provides a likely entry for this week's Shadow Shot Sunday pool. See if these people don't agree.

And for a color version (from a different angle) of this sign, go here.

Red Angel

Red Angel
Late afternoon sun, filtered through a Torani cherry syrup bottle.

Shadow Shot Sunday: check out the rules, and then join in the fun.

Friday, October 1, 2010