Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Deer Blogging

Deer, Campsite #2 (Coast Camp) - Point Reyes  2014

Well, time for Mike's annual Point Reyes backpack, but when Mike arrived at his - reserved - Point Reyes campsite he found some squatters already in residence. And, they were in no hurry to leave.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Trees, Grass, Sunset - Marin County  2014

Taken at the Devil's Gulch campground in SP Taylor Park in Marin County. Very pleasant day.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kyoto Phones

Phone (Kyoto) - Japan  2014

Phone (Kyoto) - Japan  2014

I still have a great quantity of photos from our April trip!

Friday, August 29, 2014

On the Ferry

Wall Street Journal - San Francisco  2014

. . . heading into the Financial District, no doubt. Neat shot, made with an Olympus E-PL5 and a Panasonic 14-42mm lens.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Using a Tripod

Branches - Marin County  2014

Oak Tree (Glen Drive) - Marin County  2014

I took my tripod to the end of the street along with an Olympus E-PL5 camera and an Olympus 12-50mm lens.

I set the camera to a 2-second delay, turned off the image stabilization, turned the mode dial to aperture priority (f/8) and selected ISO 200. Whew!

Not bad!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poison Oak, Fennel

Poison Oak, Oak Tree - Marin County  2014

Fennel, Clouds - Marin County  2014

Scenes from the end of our street (hand-held):

- Poison oak creeping up an oak tree.

- Fennel underneath monsoonal clouds.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monsoonal Moisture

Fence, Clouds - Marin County  2014

Rainbow - Marin County  2014

Summer clouds here are relatively unusual, so I had to take advantage of the situation. Drove up and over White's Hill to the San Geronimo Valley, pulled over for these photos.

I used an Olympus E-PL5 and a Panasonic Lumix 14-42mm lens.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Cow Blogging

Cow, Clouds - Marin County  2014

Monsoonal moisture! We got some rain with accompanying dramatic clouds. Not enough to change the drought situation though, alas.

Cow insisted on not looking at the photographer.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Jockos Steak - Nipomo  2014

Jockos Barbeque - Nipomo  2014

Jockos in Nipomo. This is probably the third time we've eaten here, I'd guess. Oh right . . . I stopped here once for lunch on the way back to Marin from Los Angeles . . . but that doesn't count since they aren't barbecuing at lunch time.

Very thick ribeye steaks, barbecued over flaming hardwood. The chef uses a "pigtail" flipper to turn the meat; he also uses it to test for doneness. Results are excellent.


Something I just found out: Dorothea Lange's famous Depression-era photo, "Migrant Mother," was taken in Nipomo. Very interesting!

Jockos Exterior - Nipomo  2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Showcase-By-The-Sea Gallery - Pismo Beach  2014

Artwork in Window, Self Portrait - Pismo Beach  2014

Seen while wandering around Pismo Beach: art by Thomas Kinkade!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pismo Beach #2

Volleyball - Pismo Beach  2014

Gull, Palm Trees - Pismo Beach  2014

Two more Pismo Beach sightems.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pismo Beach #1

Ocean - Pismo Beach 2014
We scheduled an overnight stay at Pismo Beach before driving back to Marin County. Always nice!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Third Street

Ucy - Los Angeles  2014

Third Street Window - Los Angeles  2014

. . . is starting to become just a little bit trendy. A fōnuts store (baked and steamed doughnuts), a Swedish candy store, etc etc.

Alas, the Becca artwork is kind of messed up.

Fōnuts - Los Angeles  2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Taco Bear

Taco Bear - Los Angeles  2014

. . . on Melrose, with the Fairfax High School rotunda in the background.