Thursday, January 31, 2019

Red Tables

Red Tables & Chairs - San Francisco  2018

Red Tables, Chairs, Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2018

Near the Gandhi statue.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

111 Minna Gallery

Minna Gallery - San Francisco  2019

Minna Gallery Interior - San Francisco  2019

Whoa. Is this place cool or what? Art, free wi-fi and draft beer! Alas, it was too early in the morning when I visited for me to consider having any draft beer.

Current exhibit is showing dynamic works by Emily Fromm.

Gallery curator is Micah LeBrun, who also curated the MOS show currently on view at the Marin Community Foundation.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Gandhi, Red Chairs - San Francisco  2019

Gandhi, Reflections, Bay Bridge - San Francisco 2018

Statue in back of the Ferry Building.

I had a great photo op back in 2003 when I found the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile parked adjacent to Gandhi. I expect I used a small Leica Minilux for the photo.

The headline on the San Francisco Chronicle in the photo reads "Massachusetts Court Allows Gay Marriage."

Gandhi, Weinermobile, Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2003

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday Gull Blogging

Gull, Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2018

Gull, Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2019

Top photo taken in December, 2018. Next one taken in January, 2019.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Petaluma Sightems

Grain Processing Plant (Petaluma) - Sonoma County  2018

Corrugated Siding (Petaluma) - Sonoma County  2018

As seen during a lunch date with our "diners' group."

Dock Ladder (Petaluma) - Sonoma County  2018

Saturday, January 26, 2019


Blackberry Leaves, Rain (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

Rain (Fairfax) - Marin County  2018

Taken during some early-season rainfall. There's been a lot more rain so far in the early part of 2019.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Foggy Morning - 2

Redwoods, Fog (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

Spider Web (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

By the time I took the photo of the spider web my fingers were totally numb, so I had to scurry back to the car and crank up the heater.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Foggy Morning - 1

Nicasio Road, Fog (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

Bay, Redwood Trees (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

When I drove out to Roy's Redwoods in the early morning I didn't know that the area would be blanketed by fog. Neat!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Maple Trees - 2

Maple Tree - Marin County  2018

Maple Tree, Redwoods (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

Both photos taken with an Olympus EM-1 II, top photo with a 25mm prime lens, bottom one with a 14-150mm zoom.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Maple Trees - 1

Maple Leaves, Fence (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County  2018

Maple Leaves, Rhododendron Leaves, Flowers (Fairfax) - Marin County  2018

Bottom photo taken while returning some books to the Fairfax Library.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday Duck Blogging

Ducks, Ferry Markers - Marin County  2018

Ducks, Ferry Markers, Tiburon Peninsula - Marin County  2018

Are they ducks? Hard to tell.

Top photo taken in November during the Camp Fire smoke episode. Next photo was taken from the same outlook near San Quentin in December.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

November Smoke - 2

Nolan, Cable Car - San Francisco  2018

Geary Blvd, Smoke - San Francisco  2018

Nolan and I visited the escalators at the San Francisco Centre during the smoke siege, only venturing outside to view the Powell St cable cars. Later we drove over to Japan Town to pick up Hanna from afterschool, walking over Geary in the process.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

November Smoke - 1

Redwoods, Smoke - Marin County  2018

Road, Smoke - Marin County  2018

There was an incredible amount of smoke from the Camp Fire in the Bay Area last November. I drove out to the San Geronimo Valley to check out the visual effects. Interesting.

There were a number of newspaper articles describing the bad health consequences of smoke inhalation and there were also a number of articles putting forth the need for more controlled burns. Possibly a little contradictory? I've experienced quite a bit of smoke in controlled burn areas!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Marin, November - 3

Backyard Tree 1- Marin County  2018

Backyard Tree 2 - Marin County  2018

Top photo taken November 14, 2018. Next one on November 26, 2018.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Marin, November - 2

Sky, Clouds, Self-Portrait - Marin County  2018

Palm Tree, Hair Design - Marin County  2018

So, even though my car is at Japan Auto, I'll sometimes walk over to the actual Toyota dealership and sit in their nice, wi-fi equipped waiting room.

There's a 2012 photo of the same self-portrait window.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Marin, November - 1

Fire Hydrant, Morning Sun - Marin County  2018

Building Side - Marin County  2018

Photos taken after dropping my car off at Japan Auto.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Return to Newark Airport

NJ Transit - New Jersey  2018

Airport Wine - New Jersey  2018

a) Mike was finally able to see the source of those train noises that he'd been hearing during the night.

b) Hali had managed to wrangle passes to the United Lounge at the airport. Mike and Dan had white wine, Hali had some trailmix and water (with lemon slices).

c) Then, evening in San Francisco, waiting for the Marin Airporter.

Waiting for Shuttle - San Francisco  2018

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday Cormorant Blogging

Cormorants (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

A group (also "flight, gulp, sunning, swim") of cormorants seen at Sunset Park, while on a fruitless attempt to find a mailbox. Below, houses on the other side of the road.

Houses (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Asbury Park Afternoon

Ocean, Fence, Cloud (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Tables, Ocean, Clouds (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Walking around on the last day of our trip. (Well, maybe not the exact last day. Poetic license.)

[Update - So, bottom photo taken in the AM, just before sunrise.]

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Asbury Park Boardwalk - A.M.

Boardwalk (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Flags, Wind (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Early morning. Deserted, and quite chilly.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Allaire State Park

Building, Trees - New Jersey  2018

Brick Building - New Jersey  2018

Thanks to Google, we found Allaire State Park, just a short drive from our hotel in Asbury Park. Very nice: old buildings, scenic trees and some autumn colors.

Trees - New Jersey  2018

Leaves - New Jersey  2018

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Greetings from Asbury Park

Greetings (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

Convention Hall Interior (Asbury Park) - New Jersey  2018

We stayed for two nights in Asbury Park in order to truly get the full New Jersey experience.

The full album is on Youtube!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Atlantic City

Peanut World (Atlantic City) - New Jersey  2018

Taffy (Atlantic City) - New Jersey  2018

We dropped by the famous Atlantic City boardwalk. Walked around a bit, took some photos, then left.