Thursday, December 29, 2011

Big Red Balls

101 CA 03
One more holiday-themed shot while it's still (more or less timely). You've seen these here before, but they seem to be more sparkly this year. I'm not sure I approve of the change.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Parliament, But Not Funkadelic

Parliament, But Not Funkadelic

Going for the faded, hand-tinted postcard from the mid-20th Century look here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Art Machine

Art Machine
Part of a gigantic mobile machine I found along a back highway in coastal Maine a few years ago.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Merry Festive Joyous and Like That

Have Yourself a Civic Center Christmas

To all our readers/viewers everywhere (and of course my fellow blogmates): Whatever it is you celebrate -- Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Festivus, Saturnalia or nothing at all -- here's wishing you all the best now and in the new year.

Happy Holidays

Rosemary Tree 02

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sundown Over the Danube

Danube Sundown

This is my favorite shot right now -- so much so that it's my new desktop picture. Budapest is one beautiful city.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

All Alone in the Supermarket

I Can No Longer Shop Happily
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F
50mm 1.4

Kodak TMax 100
Developed in Rodinal 1+25 for 5:30

"All I want for Christmas is a little kitten."

"The SPCA Would LOVE To Know That You Only Pet Me 16 Hours A Day."
Minolta XE-7

Legact Pro 400 pushed to 800
Developed in Rodinal

Tron City

EC 02
Holiday lighting at Embarcadero Center.

Come On Down to the Polk Gulch

Come On Down to the Polk Gulch

My neighborhood cleans up pretty well for the holidays.

Friday, December 16, 2011

BRIII-D: This Time It's Personal I Remembered to Take Off the Lens Cap

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle by Ahab, posted January 31, 2011

November 18 was the third anniversary of Pixels at an Exhibition. We're a little late in celebrating it, because close to 50% of our team was on vacation in various places until early December...but now, belatedly, here it is: a collection of our favorite photos from the preceding year, chosen by each of us from the work of the other three. Enjoy.

If Wishes Were Ponies
If Wishes Were Ponies by Generik, posted March 16, 2011

When the Stars Begin to Fall
When the Stars Begin to Fall by William Buckley, posted November 11, 2011

Conservatory 06
Conservatory by Tom Hilton, posted February 23, 2011

Wire to Wire
See Your West: Hunewill Ranch, Bridgeport CA by Generik, posted July 8, 2011

Cape Neddick Lighthouse
Cape Neddick Lighthouse by Ahab, posted November 14, 2011

Sedum 02 bw
Stonecrop by Tom Hilton, posted May 24, 2011

After the Gold Rush
After the Gold Rush by William Buckley, posted October 23, 2011

Michela by Tom Hilton, posted February 9, 2011

Navy 791, Incoming
Navy 791, Incoming by Ahab, posted November 9, 2011

If I Were a Good Man, I Would Understand the Spaces Between Friends
If I Were a Good Man, I Would Understand the Spaces Between Friends by William Buckley, posted October 18, 2011

Gotta Hand It to the Baby Octopus
Gotta Hand It to the Baby Octopus by Generik, posted September 9, 2011

I Get Along Without You Very Well
I Get Along Without You Very Well by William Buckley, posted October 8, 2011

Somersville Road 02
Home by Tom Hilton, posted October 4, 2011

Charcoal Geese by Ahab, posted November 23, 2011

Wot's... Uh the Deal?
Wot's... Uh the Deal? by William Buckley, posted November 21, 2011

Steamy by Generik, posted March 30, 2011

Rue de Bearn
Rue de Bearn by Ahab, posted January 11, 2011

Sky High Valley 07
The Hills Are Alive by Tom Hilton, posted August 25, 2011

White Light, White Heat
White Light, White Heat by Generik, posted February 13, 2011

When Red Met Yellow (or, Rolling Rothko)
Rolling Rothko by Ahab, posted September 27, 2011

Ordinary People
Ordinary People by William Buckley, posted October 24, 2011

The Winner by Generik, posted January 13, 2011

New Idria 09
Paging Dexter Morgan by Tom Hilton, posted May 6, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Feliz Navidad

I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas

Shot up close with the Sigma 10-20mm. My regular 24-105mm lens decided to lock up on me at the last stop of my vacation (it wanted to be a 70-105mm, apparently -- at least it waited until the trip was almost at an end before becoming so obstinate), so it's out for servicing. In the meantime, I'm shooting with either the wide angle or the 50mm prime. This one... man, I can't believe how close I had to get to shoot this. Waaaaay too close.

I wanna wish you a merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart!

Santa Claus Has Left the Building

SantaCon 024

Monday, December 12, 2011

Could be Spring, Summer, Autumn, or WInter in San Francisco

Meet the New Season.  Same as the Old Season
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F

Legacy Pro 100
Developed in Rodinal 1+100 for about an hour

Harpswell Lobsterman

Harpswell Lobsterman
This hardworking guy was pulling his traps and going in for knee replacement surgery.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Autumn on the Vltava

Autumn on the Vltava

Late afternoon from one of the bridges across the Vltava River.

Seriously, the Czech Republic needs to buy a damn vowel. Maybe they should contact the Netherlands; they could certainly spare a few.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tunnel Under the Margaret Bridge

Tunnel Under the Margaret Bridge

A couple of friends caught in a pedestrian tunnel underneath the Margit (Margaret) Bridge in Budapest.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Porthole View

Porthole View

I'm baaaack! D'ja miss me?

All told, it was a super vacation, with this last portion being perhaps the best road trip Mrs. G and I have ever taken (and we've taken some good ones). Just very relaxing and enjoyable, with beautiful sights and scenery the whole way.

This is from our hotel room in Seaside, Oregon, where we had a lovely room with an ocean view and a fireplace. Even the record-setting rain there couldn't dampen our spirits.

Anyway, it was a great trip, but it's sure good to be home.