Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Gloves Are Coming Off

The Gloves Are Coming Off

Here's one of the safer-for-work views of the recent Folsom Street Fair, an annual celebration of all things leather and fetishist, featuring tons of nudity and kink. Not for the faint of heart.

Monday, September 26, 2011


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1961 Chrysler New Yorker in my local Safeway parking lot.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


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Don't hide behind a book. If you truly believe in the ideals and morals of the Bible then you should accept all of it. Don't cut programs for the poor when the Bible tells you to care for the lowly and downtrodden. Do not judge people, for God is the only judge. Don't go to war, for the Bible tells you to beat your swords into plow shears. Do not force your opinions on others, for we have freewill.

If you follow this book follow ALL of it GOP and Tea Party people.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Grinding The Underbelly

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On the way home from last Friday's Ale & Quail Club shindig, 5 of us cut through Golden Gate Park and did a little shooting there. This is on the Concourse between the DeYoung and the Academy of Sciences.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Look Through Any Window

Look Through Any Window

I went to Alcatraz recently with my work group, and of course I brought my camera. Here's one of the shots I liked; this is looking north to Angel Island.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Tom and G will recognize this shot as a rerun from the IIRTZ blog. It features the Susquehanna River, located about 20 miles from my home, which very nearly flooded its banks last week in a repeat of the devastating Hurricane Agnes flood of June 1972. The river's crest last week was nearly two feet higher than in 1972 but the raised dikes held. Utter regional devastation narrowly averted.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spin Cycle

Spin Cycle

One more from the Boardwalk before I move on to other venues -- this one mainly because I'm a sucker for light trails and long exposures.

Monday, September 12, 2011


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Grave decoration at Alamo Pioneer Cemetery in Alamo/Danville.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

Another one from the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011


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Gravestone detail, Alamo Pioneer Cemetery in Alamo/Danville, California.

Black and white version below the fold...
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Lobsterman

My Lobsterman
Camp is closed and another summer in the books at Ambajejus Lake, Maine.

Monday, September 5, 2011


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The old train station in Niles, California.

I liked the black & white version of this much better than the (original) color version. Just for fun, there's an altered color version below the fold...
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For this I used the "Polarizing Filter" feature in my image processing software, which I'm enjoying probably a whole lot more than I should. I don't generally like over-processed images, but sometimes the results are just too entertaining for me to resist.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday

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Bride's Bonnet (Clintonia uniflora) at Rainy Lake, Marble Mountain Wilderness.

Once again, it's Shadow Shot Sunday; come join in the fun.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


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Engineering building at the University of Portland, Portland, Oregon.