Friday, August 31, 2018

Sacramento Sightems

Funeral Chapel - Sacramento  2018

Tree, Parking Garage - Sacramento  2018

From earlier in the year, using a Canon G5X.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Recycle Center / Windows

Recycle Center - Marin County  2018

Three Windows - Marin County  2018

Two iPhone photos.

Also: there's another photo of the recycle center on a 10-years-ago 2008 entry.

Also: a sad tricycle photo.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Lewis Ranch / Eat Mor Chiken

Lewis Ranch - Tehama County  2018

Eat Mor Chikin - San Diego  2018

Two photos not yet posted from the June Tehama County and the San Diego trips.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Bay Bridge From the Ferry

Bay Bridge, Skyline - San Francisco  2018

Bay Bridge, Tanker - San Francisco  2018

On the way back to Marin County. Top photo an iPhone panorama shot.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday Cow Blogging

Cow, Fog - Marin County  2018

Cows, Fog - Marin County  2018

Photos taken with my (older) Olympus E-M10 and an Olympus 75-300mm zoom.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

SF Buildings

Skyline, Overcast - San Francisco  2018

Buildings, Reflections - San Francisco  2018

Using a lightweight Olympus E-PL7 camera / Panasonic 12-60mm lens combo.

Buildings, Fog - San Francisco  2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Bayfront Restaurants

Hi Dive - San Francisco  2018
Red's Java House - San Francisco  2018

Mike has eaten at the Hi Dive, but he's not sure about Red's. Hm. "Double Cheeseburger and Beer!"

Friday, August 24, 2018

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge, Pilings - San Francisco  2018

Bay Bridge Detail (Underneath) - San Francisco  2018

Nicely overcast.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Angler / Audiffred

Angler - San Francisco  2018

Audiffred Building - San Francisco  2018

Walking along the San Francisco Bay waterfront earlier this month.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Marin County From the Ferry

Mt Tamalpais, Ferry Wake - Marin County  2018

Guard Tower, Trucks (San Quentin) - Marin County  2018

On the way over to San Francisco for photos.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Door Knobs

Door Knob Vertical - Berkeley  2018

Door Knob Horizontal - Berkeley  2018

iPhone photos taken at Margaret and Jim's house in Berkeley.

Somewhat reminiscent of the house where Mike lived in Berkeley in the 70's.

Door Knob Self-Portrait - Berkeley  2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday Gull Blogging

Gulls in Flight - Point Reyes  2018

Gulls on Beach - Point Reyes  2018

From what I've read, gulls are fantastically difficult to ID.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Coast Camp Beach - AM and PM

Ocean, Fog AM - Point Reyes  2018

Beach & Shadow (PM) - Point Reyes  2018

Mike took the Olympus 9-18mm wide-angle zoom lens in his backpack, but only used it once, in the PM shot above.

Very windy at times.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Trail Plants

Horsetails - Point Reyes  2018

Alder Leaves - Point Reyes  2018

Seen as Mike was hiking on the trail to Coast Camp.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Coast Camp Sightems

Hills and Fog - Point Reyes  2018

Lupin - Point Reyes  2018

Taken with an Olympus E-M1II with a Panasonic 12-60mm lens.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Coast Camp Backpack

Backpack (Coast Camp) - Point Reyes  2018

Fritos and Beer (Coast Camp) - Point Reyes  2018

Mike's annual Coast Camp backpack in Point Reyes took place last month. The hike in was much the same as last year's. 

The main issue with the camp is the lack of shade. So, maybe one shouldn't get there too early. The wind this year was tolerable at the campsite, but very strong down at the beach.

One goal of the trip was to test out Mike's new Marmot one-person tent (below). Unfortunately, the tent didn't work out due to a mismatch between the tent door and Mike's sleeping bag (ironically, also a Marmot product). (The bag opened to the side of the tent opposite the door.)

Luckily, there was no wind incident this time.

Tent, Hill - Point Reyes  2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Fence - Point Reyes  2018

Fences - Point Reyes  2018

At the park HQ, going to pick up my backpack permit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Point Reyes Station

Ranch Buildings, Overcast - Point Reyes  2018

Wood Shop - Marin County  2018

There are earlier photos of the same subjects elsewhere on the blog. Oh well!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Caspian Tern Blogging

Caspian Tern with Fish - Point Reyes  2018

Nice catch! (For Mike as well as the bird.) Photo taken with an Olympus E-M1II and an Olympus 75-300mm lens.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Oak Tree, Forest

Oak Tree, Poison Oak - Marin County  2018

Forest - Marin County  2018

Overcast morning photos.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Sausalito Boat

Chris Craft (Sausalito) - Marin County  2018

Boat, Ropes (Sausalito) - Marin County  2018

I was using an Olympus E-PL7 with a Panasonic 12-60mm lens for a light-weight combo. Nice!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fennel - 2

Fennel, Richmond Bridge - Marin County  2018

Fennel - Marin County  2018

Top photo taken from the westbound scenic outlook. Bottom one taken in the San Geronimo Valley.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fennel - 1

Fennel (vertical) - Marin County  2018

Fennel (horizontal) - Marin County  2018

Near San Quentin Prison. Olympus E-PL7 with a Panasonic 12-60mm lens.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


Sunflowers - Marin County  2018

Sunflowers, Digging Up - Marin County  2018

. . . at Larkspur Landing. iPhone photos.