Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday Cow Blogging

Cow, Fog - Marin County  2016

Early morning fog starting to burn off.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Lilies, Redwoods

Lilies - Marin County  2016

Hikers, Redwoods - Marin County  2016

San Geronimo Valley sightems.

Both photos shot using the Canon G5X.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Joe Montana

Joe Montana - San Rafael  2016

The web address in the poster takes you to a memorabilia site.

Friday, October 21, 2016

From the Ferry

Ferries - Marin County  2016

Guard Tower, Richmond Bridge, Ship - Marin County  2016

Exercise Yard, San Quentin - Marin County  2016

Taken during a quick AM trip into San Francisco.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Poison Oak

Oak Branches, Poison Oak - Marin County  2016

Coyote Bush, Poison Oak - Marin County  2016

From more walks up the street: two photos featuring some poison oak patches.

Both photos shot with an Olympus E-PL7, using a 25mm prime lens for the top photo, and a 9-18mm zoom lens for the bottom one.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Up the Street

Oak, Madrone - Marin County  2016
Streambed - Marin County  2016

Photos taken on some of our periodic walks up the street.

Top photo: camera used, Olympus E-M10, lens used, Olympus 14-150mm zoom. Shot at 17mm.

Bottom photo: camera used, Olympus E-PL7, lens used, Olympus 9-18mm zoom. Shot at 14mm. (So I didn't even use the widest part of the lens . . . could have stuck with the superzoom.)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pacific Gas & Electric

Station J - San Francisco  2016

Plug - Petaluma  2016
P.G.&E. buildings.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday Quail Blogging

Quail on Fence - Marin County  2016

Quail Family - Marin County  2016
Every now and then a quail will visit our house (top photo). Not that often.

Much more quail action at the stable (bottom photo).

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Larkspur Ferries

Clouds, Ferries - Marin County  2016

iPhone 6S plus panoramic photo. Taken last month from the pedestrian crossing over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Harvey's Casino / IPA

Harvey's, Cloud - Nevada  2016

Harvey's, Cloud Reflections - Nevada  2016

Taken on a walk using the street marking the California-Nevada border. Mike treated himself to pizza and an IPA in the evening, then the fairly quick drive back to the Bay Area the next day.

Double Nickel - Lake Tahoe  2016
IPA - Lake Tahoe  2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lake Tahoe, Thunderclouds

Beach, Clouds - Lake Tahoe  2016

Innocent beachgoers relaxing as an ominous thundercloud approaches. In the end, though, there weren't any weather events and the clouds began to dissipate as soon as the sun went down.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

South Lake Tahoe Sightems

Lake Tahoe Loveseat - Lake Tahoe  2016

Photos for Sale - Lake Tahoe  2016

Mike stayed overnight in South Lake Tahoe, in order to both take a shower and to take a stroll around the South Lake Tahoe sightems.

Wow . . . look at that red in that photo! Mike has never been able to capture a red so intense as that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Topaz Lake - Nevada

Topaz Lake - Nevada  2016
Going from Bridgeport, California to South Lake Tahoe, California, requires a portion of the trip to be in Nevada. Fun! (Mike had visited Nevada earlier this year.)

Topaz Lake has an interesting backstory:

The modern reservoir was formed by diverting waters from the West Walker River into a nearby basin that had previously contained a smaller, natural lake. That lake had historical significance since it lay on the route taken by American explorer Jedediah Smith in late spring of 1827 when leaving California at the end of his first journey, the first crossing ever of the Sierra Nevada by a non-native.

Casino - Nevada  2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Morning Coffee (Video)

Morning Coffee, August 2016 from Mike Mundy on Vimeo.

Hokey video Mike put together on the spur of the moment. Morning coffee, then, after packing everything up, a short drive north to Lake Tahoe for a motel night.

Video taken with a Canon G5X, edited in Adobe Premiere Elements. Camera shown in video is an Olympus E-PL7.

Canon G5X on Tripod - Sierra Nevada  2016