Thursday, July 28, 2016


Grass, Lupin - Point Reyes  2016

Lupin - Point Reyes  2016

Near Limantour Beach, Point Reyes.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Berkeley Sightems

Eternal, Self-Portrait - Berkeley  2016

Fourth & Virginia, Self-Portrait - Berkeley  2016

Berkeley afternoon, the sun moving towards the horizon: two sightems.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Stable Sightems

Flowers, Chain Link - Marin County  2016

Flowers, Propane Tank - Marin County  2016

Taken during early morning convalescent Tuffy walks.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Horse Blogging

Tuffy, Hali Morning Walk - Marin County  2016

Tuffy had a little bit of an issue in June: horse colic. Wasn't eating or drinking . . . serious stuff.

The vet came out and hydrated him by shoving a plastic tube down his nose and into his stomach! He wasn't too happy about that.

Eventually he began to recover and seems perfectly OK now. But, he's pretty old: 33 years old, 101 years in human terms.

There were a few instances of going out to check on him at 1 A.M.!

Mike, Stable, 1 A.M. - Marin County  2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mt. Tamalpais

Mt. Tamalpais - Marin County  2016

Taken from the back - er, stern - of the Larkspur ferry as it was leaving Marin for San Francisco.

Canon G5X.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fairfax Sightems

Oleanders (Fairfax) - Marin County  2016

Doorway, Self-Portrait (Fairfax) - Marin County  2016

Walking back to the truck after leaving the Fairfax Festival.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Some Flowers

Rose (San Rafael) - Marin County  2016

Sweet Peas - Marin County  2016

Top: rose seen at the car wash in San Rafael.

Bottom: volunteer sweet peas in our front yard.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Art Show #3

Spiralizer (San Anselmo) - Marin County  2016

Mike had reserved a space at the San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival. Alas, his assigned spot was completely opposite to what he had requested. He had wanted the afternoon sun to his back, but he was given a spot where the afternoon sun would be directly shining onto his inkjet prints. Not good.

Oh, and the temperatures that weekend were in the 90s.

So he took the entry fee loss and didn't participate. But he did drop by on Sunday morning, interested to note that most of the vendors were not selling what you could actually call art.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Art Show #2

Booth, Fairfax Festival - Marin County  2016

Mike's Truck, Late Evening, Fairfax Festival - Marin County  2016

June, and the Fairfax Festival! Wow, take a look at that great booth!

But somehow, in spite of the greatness of the booth, sales were pretty flat. Down, actually, from last year.

Not only that, but when it came time to pack up, Mike was unable to bring his truck in for loading purposes until hours after the festival closed. Vendors on the periphery took a very long time to leave, blocking Mike's departure. Jeez.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Art Show #1

Mike's Open Studio Exhibit - San Rafael  2016

Unoccupied Studio - San Rafael  2016

Mike participated in the annual "Open Studio" event this year. It was OK, but just OK: he found himself in this basement area, with not that much foot traffic.

He made a last-minute sale, however! A couple wanted some scenic photos of the western U.S. (they were moving back to Germany,) They ended up purchasing several prints, included Mike's most recent favorite, "Union Pacific."

Monday, July 18, 2016

Monday Cow Blogging

Cows, Snow - Utah  1996

More of the cows on the highway theme. Cows on a snowy Utah road outside Escalante in 1996.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Snow - #3

Snow, Trees - Sierra Nevada  2016

Snow, Trees (vertical) - Sierra Nevada  2016

So these snow pictures had not been expected! I spent some time trying out different viewpoints, wide-angle and telephoto, but finally had to stop. I got back in the car and was soon out of the snow and driving through the Sacramento Valley.

I stopped at a McDonalds for lunch, where I was able to order from the breakfast menu! Below: an iPhone photo that I took in the parking lot: the Toyota covered in Highway 80 sludge.

Then the drive home to Fairfax.

Yikes . . . it's taken way more time to post my Utah trip pix than the actual trip took! First post here.

Toyota - Central California  2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Snow - #2

Snow, Yuba River - Sierra Nevada  2016

Snow, Small Pine - Sierra Nevada  2016

I was able to find a parking spot near a small bridge over the Yuba River, where I could view the river and various forest details. Very nice. Although . . . I'm having a little difficulty in printing these snow images. Going to have to see what Ansel Adams has to say about snow scenes.

I used an Olympus EM-10 and an Olympus 14-150mm lens.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Snow - #1

Snow, Trees - Sierra Nevada  2016

After Donner Summit I gradually got comfortable with driving in the adverse conditions and started to notice the scenery. Once on the downgrade I began to realize that there had been quite a snowfall: trees and shrubs were covered with the stuff. For me, an unusual sight! After a few shots from the car window I realized that I would need to get off at the next off-ramp.