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 …..
It has been well over three months since I’ve been to Crissy Field in San Francisco. So I grabbed the dogs, camera, and flash, drove over the bridge, walked around and shot more photographs of dogs and their owners enjoying the day. Click through the thumbnails for larger images.
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 …..
Jimmy, on the left, aspires to be a big dog. Shot and processed with photoshop on my telephone.
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 …..
Meet Dolly the Tibetan Terrior. I’ve known Dolly for ten years. She’ s a great dog and was a lot fun to photograph. It was a straight forward session, mostly portraits with a white background. I think some of her photographs turned out pretty well so I included a few of them below (make sure to …..
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 …..
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.
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. …..
This morning when I took the dogs out I noticed a big blue jay in the apple tree and the little hummingbirds were upset. I thought about chasing the blue jay away, but a few seconds later the mother bird arrived – it’s the first time I’ve seen her in two weeks. She was mad …..
The birds are so big they are starting to squash the nest. I can’t imagine that they will be around much longer. A few days after they leave I’ll clip the branch that the nest is on and save it. The birds are very calm – they will let you touch them without getting excited. …..
The baby hummingbirds are getting pretty big and they barely fit in the nest at this point. I bet they fly off by next weekend. I still haven’t seen the mother bird but these guys look like they are getting all of the food they need. In the photo below it looks like you can …..