Friday, July 31, 2015

University of Oregon #2

Hayward Field - Eugene  2015

Call Me A Duck - Eugene  2015

Athletics are very important here.

Very important.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

University of Oregon #1

Roses, Campus - Eugene  2015

Our motel was directly across the street from the University of Oregon. We had fun taking early morning walks throughout the campus.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Running Path

Running Path - Eugene  2015

In Eugene. 8:55 PM. Very interesting light.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eugene Sightems #1

Orange Cones - Eugene  2015

Utility Boxes - Eugene  2015

Taken during an early-July visit to Oregon. Very warm, but by the time of these afternoon photos the heat had greatly diminished.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Mockingbird Blogging

Mockingbird - San Rafael  2015

I remember seeing mockingbirds quite frequently when I lived in Los Angeles. Not all that common in Marin, at least in the Ross Valley; this one was active near the Target store in San Rafael.

Tra la la, twidelee dee dee.

Also, in the news, another mockingbird-related story.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Peppers - Marin County 2015

At Barbara's. (Home-grown, of course.)

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Onions - Marin County  2015

Taken with the 45mm Olympus lens.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wake Up With Norm

Wake Up With Norm - Marin County  2015
Seen out at the campsite at Devil's Gulch in SP Taylor State Park. Very mysterious.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Churches of Mariposa

Churches of Mariposa - Mariposa  2015
A goodly quantity, I'd say.

(Going through last quarter's pix, seeing if there's anything that's been overlooked.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Moon, Pond, Ocean

Moon, Pond, Ocean - Point Reyes  2015
Moonset. Within a few minutes the scene had brightened and the moon had vanished into the haze.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Early Morning Beach, Ocean, Cloud

Beach, Ocean, Cloud - Point Reyes  2015
Down to the beach early in the morning with an Olympus E-M10 and a 14-150mm zoom.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday Gypsy Cob Horse Blogging

Gypsy Horse - Point Reyes  2015

That's how the lady identified the horse. "A rare breed," she said. I was sorry I hadn't any of Tuffy's horse cookies to feed him.

Wikipedia entry.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Point Reyes Video

Point Reyes June 2015 Video from Mike Mundy on Vimeo.

So . . . I carried a tripod this time! Alas, the wind was constant, so long exposures for still photography weren't all that practical. I ended up using it exclusively for video.

Speaking of the wind, notice the last shot in the video. Just afterwards I turned towards the waves to take a still photo when I heard a soft thud in back of me. Yes, the little Nikon I've been using for video had been knocked over by the wind, while still on the tripod, and was buried in the sand. The lens refused to retract for a while, but a little prodding at the grains of sand with a Swiss Army knife seemed to do the trick.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Tent, Point Reyes

Tent - Point Reyes  2015

An evening shot, around 7:45 PM. Looks vaguely HDR-ish, but it's not.

Friday, July 17, 2015


Eucalyptus - Point Reyes  2015
Impressive tree. A holdover, I believe, from ranching days. I used a wide-angle lens.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Freshwater Pond, Afternoon

Eucalyptus, Water, Clouds - Point Reyes  2015

Water, Sand, Clouds - Point Reyes  2015

Two shots of the same freshwater pond, both taken in the afternoon. Top photo taken with a wide-angle zoom lens at 9mm (18mm equiv.). Bottom taken with the Olympus 14-150mm lens at 22mm (44mm equiv.).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From My Campground

Lace, Eucalyptus - Point Reyes  2015

In the afternoon.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

This Year's Point Reyes Fritos & Beer Photo

Fritos &  Beer - Point Reyes  2015

From this year's Point Reyes backpack. Compare to last year's shot.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Osprey Blogging

Osprey - Point Reyes  2015

Early morning at my campsite at Coast Camp in Point Reyes. An osprey carrying a fish! Yes, maybe a little oversharpened. Yes, some noise . . . but still, very cool to see.

Probably the same bird that I saw last year.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sausalito Sightems

Two Boats, Fog -  Sausalito  2015

Leaves - Sausalito  2015

Taken June 30th.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sonoma County Sightems

RR Stop - Petaluma  2015

Hand - Santa Rosa  2015
Top photo taken with an Olympus EM-10, Panasonic 20mm lens.

Bottom photo taken with an iPhone 5s.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Berkeley #2

House, Ladder, Palm Tree - Berkeley  2015

Afternoon light, taken with an iPhone.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Berkeley #1

Hibiscus - Berkeley  2015

Nasturtiums - Berkeley  2015

Hibiscus and nasturtiums.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Oakland #2

Park Way Drive In - Oakland  2015

Park Way Drive In Customers - Oakland  2015

Same story as yesterday's photo. Bottom photo taken on the way back to the truck.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Oakland #1

Dragon, Self Portrait - Oakland  2015

I had parked the truck some distance away from my booth location at the Oakland Farmers Market and was scurrying back when I had to stop for this photo.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Cat Blogging

Stable Cat - Marin County  2015

Stable cat at Dixon Ranch (Tuffy's home).

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Fence Post

Fencepost - Marin County  2015

. . . and barbed wire, etc. Taken just after some rain: I remember my pants being soaked.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Zero Tolerance - Sonoma County  2015

Taken with an Olympus EM-10 and a Panasonic (Lumix) 20mm lens. 1/800th second from the rear seat in Dan's car.

Friday, July 3, 2015

. . . from the archives #86: Stairs, Berkeley, 1970

Stairs - Berkeley  1970

Stairs leading to my upstairs room in the Harney's house on College Avenue. It was during this period that I was hard at work on my Master's Thesis, "Nichiren and the Development of His Thought."

Huh. No book reviews yet.

Photo taken with a Nikon F using a 50mm lens.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Evening Cloud, Redwoods, Moon - Marin County  2015
Coyote Bush - Marin County  2015

Taken with an Olympus E-M10 camera and the 14-150mm lens.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Valley BW Sightems

Redwoods, Clouds - Marin County  2015

Buckeye Blossoms - Marin County  2015

San Geronimo Valley, that is. Also, please see my recent El Portal buckeye photos.