Saturday, August 19, 2017

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ship - Vancouver  2017

Island Princess - Vancouver  2017

Whoa. Those things are really big and impressive, especially when pulling out in the afternoon.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Japadog Exterior - Vancouver  2017

Japadog Counter - Vancouver  2017

A Vancouver must-have. Yelp reviewers really like it, but, you know, Yelp reviewers. Our take: OK to try it once, but no need to have it again.

Japadogs - Vancouver  2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tall Buildings

Reflections - Vancouver  2017

Sun Flare - Vancouver  2017

Lots of tall, glass-covered buildings in Vancouver, reflecting the buildings opposite them, and bouncing sun flares down onto the street. I took a great many reflection shots, too many.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vancouver Chinatown

New Sun Ah Hotel - Vancouver  2017

Steamed Buns - Vancouver  2017

Our first food jaunt in Vancouver . . . walking to Chinatown and sampling various buns and such. All good.

Conversation - Vancouver  2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vancouver / Smoke

Boats, Skyline - Vancouver  2017

Trees, Smoke - Vancouver  2017

Forest fires in British Columbia, impaired visibility in Vancouver.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Dog Blogging

Dog #1 - Vancouver  2017

Dog #2 - Vancouver  2017

Vancouver. Great spot for a retriever!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Vancouver Airport

Airport Customs Area, Arrivals - Vancouver  2017

Airport Corridor, Departures - Vancouver  2017

Hali and Mike spent a few days last month in Vancouver. The Vancouver airport's arrival area (top photo) is quite cool, with Northwest-themed dioramas and such . . . the departure area (bottom photo), not so much. Both are iPhone photos.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

April in Portugal

April in Portugal - San Anselmo  2017

A 1958 album. Once I heard the actual melody, of course I remembered it. Not my favorite.

Friday, August 11, 2017

San Francisco Residential Sightems

Doorway - San Francisco  2017

Arch Entryway - San Francisco  2017

Taken while I was making a quick run to the local hardware store. Photos taken using a Canon G5X.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

San Francisco Dining - 3

Sandwich Counter - San Francisco  2017

Nice photo! Taken with an iPhone 7 Plus. Submarine Center in the West Portal neighborhood.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

San Francisco Dining - 2

Pots (Cocotte) - San Francisco  2017

Wine Glasses (Cocotte) - San Francisco  2017

At Cocotte, on Hyde Street. Cable cars kept rumbling by . . . very cool, although I wasn't able to get a shot.

Food there was good, but the main event for me was my finding a parking spot not that far away. Whoa!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

San Francisco Dining - 1

Hot Sauce and Panko - San Francisco  2017

Bob's Donuts - San Francisco  2017

Trying to figure out how to sample the fare at Hot Sauce and Panko . . . no seating, so would have to take out.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday Swallow Blogging

Violet Green Swallow - Fairfax  2017

Perching on a nearby tree. He considerately waited there while I went into the house and procured the Olympus 75-300mm lens.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sutter & Baker / Waller

Sutter & Baker - San Francisco  2017

Waller - San Francisco  2017

Some recent photos from various trips into San Francisco. Taken with a Canon G5X.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nikon D810

Nikon D810 - Marin County  2017

As seen at my Open Studios exhibit last May. Whoa, that's big! And pricey.

Plus, he was using a Zeiss lens, also very pricey.

How big? Check out the comparison between the Nikon and my Olympus:

Friday, August 4, 2017

. . . from the archives #97: Maroon Bells - New Mexico 1993

Maroon Bells - New Mexico  1993

Vistadome car that I saw in the Santa Fe area, photo probably taken with a Minolta 35mm SLR.

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Parade - Fairfax  2017

Taken at the Fairfax Festival parade. I had some other photos on my iPhone 6s Plus, but that was the one that went missing at Point Reyes.

Oh well!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Devils Gulch - 3

Cheese, Cheese Grater - Marin County  2017

Barbara's photogenic cheese grater along with a copious amount of grated cheese. Shortly after the photo was taken, grilled cheese sandwiches were served, really very good.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Devils Gulch - 2

Grass, Buckeye - Marin County  2017

Grass, Redwoods - Marin County  2017

Top shot taken with the new iPhone 7 Plus. Pretty good.

Bottom with an Olympus E-M10, 14-150mm lens.