Going through photographs of older guys playing chess and practicing political debate along Prospect Svobody in Lviv, Ukraine, I ran across this memory. It’s said that photographs of sunglass reflections are cliche. So be it.
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 enjoy running and I finally found out why it has been such a pain the past few years. After a couple four to six week rounds of physical therapy, immobilizing my foot for six weeks, periods of not running/resting the foot – all over the past few years – I finally visited a new …..
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 …..
Jimmy, on the left, aspires to be a big dog. Shot and processed with photoshop on my telephone.
When I was photographing the “elephant camp” we ran across near Chiang Mai, I knew the pictures wouldn’t do the place justice. I decided to shoot a bunch of portrait frames and stich them together into a panorama. Here’s the result of ten overlapping frames. It still doesn’t do the scene justice. In hundsight, I …..
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 …..
Waiting for the train at the Siam sky train station in Bangkok, I noticed everyone in this group head down checking out their Apple iPhone or Blackberry.
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 …..
While fooling around around with a Sekonic L-358 light meter yesterday I decided to photograph my dogs with a clean white background, something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. As usual the dogs couldn’t have cared less about a camera and had their own agenda. Bribed with some chicken strips, they sat around …..
I woke up to an early morning thunder storm this morning. Grabbed my camera, went out on the balcony, and watched the storm.
I was fiddling with my camera, turned around to photograph this fellow, and he whips out his Canon powershot and beats me to the punch. I just pushed my shutter button and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, he wasn’t interested in letting me shoot more images.
Not everything in Bangkok is red and I’m pretty sure that the red shirt demonstrators fall into the category of vocal minority. After a late lunch near Victory Monument last week I ran across a ‘no color’ demonstration as I walked back to the sky train station. The ‘no color’ group supports the government and …..
Riding around in a Bangkok taxi, I realized the red shirt demonstrations/protests have become a red shirt occupation. The red shirts control a key commercial area of Bangkok and have caused the army to occupy another area. Barricades made of old used tires and bamboo poles with the ends sharpened have been placed in some …..
Although it doesn’t get much news back home, there are a number of protests/demonstrations going on in Thailand. A few of the larger demonstrations are taking place in Bangkok. Known as the “red shirts”, the UDD (National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship) feel the current government wasn’t elected democratically and are demanding change. Combined …..
Around 5AM local time April 13, 2010 somewhere over Vietnam. Equipment Details: Thai Airways #794, Airbus A340-500, seat 11K, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40MM f/4L USM, ISO 1600, 40mm, f/4.0, 1/15 sec
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 …..
I tend to use a fair amount of off camera flash. Since I use Canon gear most of the time, that means using the Canon STE-2 speedlite transmitter – a device that makes it possible to fire your Canon speedlites off camera and still use the camera/flash metering system or E-TTL. The STE-2 is OK, …..
I’ve lived in Oakland for most of the past twenty years and have never taken the Oakland/Alameda ferry boat to San Francisco. This past Saturday I decided to drive down to Jack London square, where the Oakland ferry dock is, and take the boat over to the city. It’s not a bad deal, especially for …..
Last July I spent a few nights south of Galle, the largest town in the southern most part of Sri Lanka, in a town named Thalpe. I never figured out exactly what constitutes Thalpe – it is just south of Unawatuna, a very tiny but better known town. The area is about 3.5 hours south …..