Sunday, April 20, 2014


Chick & Chicken - Marin County  2014

'Nuff said.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Adolph Gasser

Adolph Gasser - San Francisco  2014

Out for a random walk around the city I happened to pass by the Adolph Gasser camera store in San Francisco.

I purchased my 4x5 Toyo Field camera there in 1992.

Friday, April 18, 2014

More Rain - 2

Irises, Camellias, Rain - Marin County  2014

Camellia, Rain - Marin County  2014

Taken in our courtyard. I thought I'd try a little limited depth-of-field action with the irises, but the result isn't that great.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Oakland Sightems - 2

Duende - Oakland  2014

Parking Lot, Reflections - Oakland  2014

I took these Oakland photos with a new lens: the Olympus 14-42mm EZ ("electronic zoom") lens. I ultimately returned it because the results I was getting with it seemed pretty soft . . . needed quite a bit of sharpening work in Photoshop.

Although the Oakland pix look quite all right.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Oakland Sightems - 1

Paramount - Oakland  2014

Mailboxes - Oakland  2014

Walking around in the evening.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More Rain - 1

Thistles, Spirit Rock - Marin County  2014

Gate - Marin County  2014

More rain fell in Marin County in March, requiring me to pull over in the San Geronimo Valley to take these photos.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Wigeon Blogging

Wigeons - Marin County  2014

Yes. "Wigeon." Seen as I was walking along the bay to the new Target.

Whenever I come across some wonderful new bird, I'm always taken aback when the birding book says that it's a common species.

Not common to me!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Three Views of Mt. Tamalpais

Road, Mt. Tamalpais - Marin County  2014

Mt. Tamalpais from Corte Madera - Marin County  2014
Boats, Mt. Tamalpais - Sausalito  2014

Top: from the Fairfax side as I was hiking on a trail just off the Bolinas Road.

Middle: from the Town Center shopping center in Corte Madera.

Bottom: from the Sausalito harbor on a recent blessedly clear day.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tall Buildings

Buildings - San Francisco  2014

Skyline - San Francisco  2013

Very tall buildings in San Francisco, two exterior views above.

Below, view from near the top of one of them.

Highway 80 - San Francisco  2013

Friday, April 11, 2014

San Rafael Sightems - 2

Hat Racing - San Rafael  2014

Medway Plaza - San Rafael  2014

Waiting for my car to have a stability control sensor installed.

The dealer wanted $1200 for a new one, but Kenso at Japan Auto found a used one. $500 total, part and installation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

San Rafael Sightems - 1

Taxes - San Rafael  2014

Open - San Rafael  2014

In the "Canal" district.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Oak - Marin County  2014

Madrones - Marin County  2014

Oak and madrones, in February.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Point Reyes

Point Reyes - Point Reyes  2014

This is the actual "Point" in Point Reyes. On the right, the ocean. On the left, Drake's Bay.

And an instance where early morning light is not that great. The camera needed to point east, directly towards the sun. Very difficult.

After some pix, I turned around and headed home, wet feet and all.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Elk Blogging

Elk - Point Reyes  2014

After Mike took the inside-the-truck elk-crossing-the-road pix seen last week, he watched while the large animals moved farther into the cow pasture.

He then got out of the truck and took some photos not through the windshield.