I read about a heat wave on the east coast in the newspaper . Some people on Facebook complained too. At the moment there isn’t a heat wave in San Francisco. Yesterday at Crissy Field it must not have been above 60 F, which means it is OK to dress like it is 30 F. Summer …..
It was another sunny winter day so I grabbed the dogs and camera and drove over to Crissy Field. Here are a few photographs from the morning.
This has to be one of my favorite runs – start anywhere along the San Francisco water front and head across the Golden Gate bridge. I’ve done it so many times yet I still do not take it for granted. Yesterday I started near the St. Francis yacht club and shot a few pictures along …..
I doubt most people think of tall redwood trees when they think of Oakland but up in the hills there are plenty. Some time ago these were old growth forests, but were cut down for timber. Some of it could be in my old house. One hundred or so years later and it looks like …..
Two weeks ago I noticed there was a roll of film in my Canon EOS-3 film camera. I purchased this camera cheap off of ebay last fall, have not used it since, have never had a roll of film developed from it, and thought I should do so before I sell it. I took the …..
A few pictures from day 3 of the American Windsurfing Tour/AWT at Waddell Creek California, just north of Davenport and about thirty minutes north of Santa Cruz. I stopped by for a couple of hours early in the day – not a big wave day at Waddell but these guys sure know how to make …..
May 6, 2011 – Day two of the American Windsurfing Tour at Waddell Creek, California – just north of Davenport and about 30 minutes north of Santa Cruz. I stopped by the AWT Waddell for a couple of hours today and shot a few photographs. Most the images are of Francisco Goya, who has a …..
Another nice Saturday morning at Crissy Field. Of course I took the dogs with me and a camera/flash as well. A few picks from the morning are below or you can click here for a flash slideshow that includes more pictures/photographs of dogs having fun at crissy field. Now for a small rant: Crissy Field is part …..
Since early January the weather in the San Francisco bay area has been fantastic – much warmer and drier than a “normal” winter and in some places it is warmer than summer. Today was no exception, so I put the dogs and a camera in the car and drove over to Crissy Field for the …..
I often think of moving somewhere less expensive but when there’s a string of saturated days like this mid-winter, it makes me think twice. All of the pictures are at Stinson Beach, just north of San Francisco in Marin County, were shot with my Canon S95 pocket camera and saturated, to match the day, in …..
I spent Christmas week at my parents place in Mesa Arizona. Here are a number of pictures from the week, some shot at my parents house in Mesa, around their neighborhood, and at my sister’s place in Scottsdale.
Jimmy, on the left, aspires to be a big dog. Shot and processed with photoshop on my telephone.
Whenever I travel for a few weeks I have to find a place for my dogs to stay. A lot of the time they stay at my parent’s place in Mesa, Arizona – near Phoenix. The last time I went to Mesa I threw a couple of lights, stands, and backdrop in my car to …..
Tacos have to be one of the best price/performance meals in the bay area. Living in Oakland, there are many choices. One of my favorites is Tacos Sinaloa at the corner of 22nd and International in east Oakland. It’s simple, cheap, and good. There are a couple of trucks and indoor/outdoor seating. Here are some …..
I purchased my first SLR camera, a Konica Autoreflex TC, in 1981 or so. It was a big purchase for me, somewhere around $200. I really liked that camera. It disappeared a few years later in Manhatten – it was pick pocketed out of a friends bag. Recently, I’ve been scanning eBay looking to buy …..
After a ten year hiatus, the Pistol River windsurfing wave bash, just south of Gold Beach Oregon, was back on this past weekend. I drove up early Thursday morning to catch the action – well worth the drive. Some of the best windsurfers around – about 80 competitors, from as far as Ireland, Italy, and …..
This past Friday I was sitting in my parents backyard after sunset near Phoenix, Arizona and a large bird swooped by low to the ground. After a few minutes he came back and landed on the wall along the back yard. Turned out to be an owl so I went in the house and grabbed …..
In March 2007 I drove from Phoenix, Arizona to Moab, Utah, stopping at Monument Valley along the way. I recently converted one of the Mounument Valley photographs to a tinted black and white image – this is what I came up with: Monument Valley, March 2007
There are a few deciduous trees around Oakland – the leafs change color later here and seem to hang on the trees longer. This is about it for autumn colors at my house. Taken early this morning from my “office” – the white dot is the moon.
Here are my dogs, Herman and Jimmy, helping my neighbor Bernice and her friend Barack get out the vote on election day. The picture was shot with my very old phone camera.
After three weeks in Tanzania I’m returning home. After 30+ hours of travel, I reached Richmond, Virginia Thursday night and will head to Oakland, California on Sunday afternoon. I am in Richmond to attend my high school reunion, which should be interesting, Saturday night. I had great intentions to update my blog throughout the trip …..
I’m looking through some old images and ran across my Windsurfing magazine momemt of fame. One lazy summer morning , eight years ago or so, my wind pager went off and there was a message from Glenn Dubock (windsurfing/sports photographer) sayiing he was out at Shermann Island with wind and no one sailing to photograph. …..
I finally got around to publishing photographs from Monument Valley, along the Arizona/Utah border. I always thought that this area was part of the national park system but it’s not – it is part of the Navajo nation’s tribal parks. And I don’t really understand what constitutes the Navajo nation. Something to learn, I guess. The …..