Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Dog Blogging

Dalmatian - New Mexico  1996

Another 1990's photo.

Some of my older photos have quite vivid memories attached to them. But this one? Nope. I got nothing.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

. . . from the archives #92: Church - Randsburg, 1994

Church - Randsburg  1994

Didn't get out of the car for this one. Taken on my way to Death Valley.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

White Truck, Branches and Shadows

White Truck - Marin County  2016

Branches and Shadows - Marin County  2016

Top: Taken in Novato during January's rains.

Bottom: Trees at the Northgate Mall in San Rafael. Saw them as I was driving past . . . had to pull into the parking lot and stop.

Both photos taken with a Canon G5X.

Friday, February 26, 2016

In the Redwoods - 4

Redwoods, Creek - Marin County  2016

Second-growth trees, but still . . . very nice!

A one-second exposure. I used the E-PL5/25mm lens combo on a tripod.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the Redwoods - 3

Branches, Creek - Marin County  2016

Lagunitas Creek running through SP Taylor Park. I used my Olympus E-PL5 with a 25mm lens. It was raining, so I had on a collapsible rubber lens shade, extended. Pretty handy for warding off rain drops.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

In the Redwoods - 2

Bay Leaves, Redwoods - Marin County  2016

Fern, Redwood Needle - Marin County  2016

Taken with a Canon G5X. Interesting background blur.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the Redwoods - 1

Bay Tree, Redwoods, Fog - Marin County  2016

Hand-held photo, taken with an Olympus E-PL5 and a 25mm lens.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday Horse Blogging

Horse, Oak (Sunset) - Marin County  2015

Taken using an Olympus 25mm "prime" lens.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

. . . from the archives #91: Church - South Dakota, 1958

Church - South Dakota  1958

Abandoned church, photo taken with an Argus C3 during a family trip to the midwest.  (Rear of Nash Rambler seen on the left.) Statuary was all smashed up on the inside, but still amazingly intact.

Nice shot of the interior below.

Church Interior - South Dakota  1958

Saturday, February 20, 2016

January Nandina

Hose, Nandina (San Anselmo) - Marin County  2016

Nandina Berries (San Anselmo) - Marin County  2016

Walking around San Anselmo.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Motor Scooter, Motorcycle

Motor Scooter, Bar - San Francisco  2016

Motorcycle, Restaurant - San Francisco  2016

Two more evening photos taken in the Mission District.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

One Way, Mural

One Way, Mural - San Francisco  2016

1/6th second exposure.

Canon G5X, ISO 125 (doesn't seem right).

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Edificio de Mujeres

Edificio de Mujeres - San Francisco  2016

Late evening in the Mission District.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Brazilian Steak House

Brazilian Steak House - San Francisco  2016

Taken from the back seat of Dan's car, waiting for the light to change on Gough St.

As with yesterday's photo, I used the Canon G5X, at 1/4th second.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Turkey Vulture Blogging

Turkey Vulture - Point Reyes  2016

Certainly Mike has always had the greatest admiration for turkey vultures.

Taken using a Canon G5X out the side window of the Toyota.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Drake's Estero

Drake's Estero - Point Reyes  2016

. . . another view, this time from the trail leading to the bridge over the channel.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Off the Block - San Francisco  2016

South of Market sightem.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tad's / Telephone

Tad's Steaks - San Francisco  2016

Telephone - San Francisco  2016

Yay! More San Francisco sightems!

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Commuters, Caltrain - San Francisco  2016

Waiting patiently for the Google Bus to come. (Speculative of course, but I think true.) Caltrain pulling into the station in the background.

Nice photo if I do say it myself. Jpeg taken with a Canon G5X, opened and tweaked in ACR and converted to black and white in Photoshop.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cops in Front of Zynga

Cops in Front of Zynga - San Francisco  2016

Not as dramatic as Cops on Market Street.

I've posted some color photos of the Zynga exterior earlier.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Best Camera

Best Camera - San Francisco  2016

Look at all that stuff! And not just cameras!

Alas, Yelp reviews are not that charitable.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Monkey Blogging

Year of the Monkey (Japantown) - San Francisco  2015
Monkey - Japan  2008

Happy New Year!!

Top photo: Monkey figurines seen in Japantown last year.

Bottom photo: actual (snow) monkey seen in Japan in 2008.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay, Clouds - Marin County  2016

Boat (Tomales Bay) - Marin County  2016

That boat has been photographed so many times it's a pity the owner can't collect copyright payments. But I liked the light, so the boat was photographed one more time.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

White Truck (Oyster Farm)

White Truck (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  1990

Last of my photos from my 1990 visit to Point Reyes.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm)

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  1990

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  2016

1990 and 2016 photos.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Road to Drake's Estero Trailhead

Road - Point Reyes  2016

Narrow, but doable.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Drake's Estero

Drake's Estero - Point Reyes  1990

Drake's Estero - Point Reyes  2016

Same view, taken 26 years apart.

Top, using film in 1990. Probably taken with a Mamiya C-220 twin-lens reflex.

Bottom photo taken using an Olympus EM10 digital camera, last month.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

. . . from the archives #90: Oyster Farm - Point Reyes, 1990

Oyster Company - Point Reyes  1990

"Oyster Co." the sign says. We knew it as Johnsons Oyster Farm. Later, Drake's Bay Oyster Company.

Now closed. You can read a summary L.A. Times article here. Of particular interest are several amusingly ignorant comments following the article that somehow miss the point that the closure was a federal, not state, decision.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Dog Blogging

Oyster Farm Dog - Point Reyes  1990

At the original oyster farm, back in 1990.