Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday Flamingo Blogging

Flamingo (San Francisco Zoo) - San Francisco  2015

Taken at the San Francisco Zoo.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Leaves, Sky (P.M.)

Leaves, Sky (P.M.) - Marin County  2015

I used the Olympus 25mm lens for this photograph. Severe purple fringing! . . . taken care of in Photoshop.

Saturday, November 28, 2015


L-Taraval - San Francisco  2015

You can catch the L-Taraval in downtown San Francisco, ride it to the end, get off and walk to the zoo.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pumpkin in Japan

Pumpkin (Kyoto) - Japan  2008
In front of Negiya, a high-end restaurant in Kyoto.

Trip Advisor has reviews.

And, it was the subject of the very first Japan Culinary Adventure!

I took this photo with a Canon G9 . . . makes a nice-looking print.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Pumpkins in the Redwoods

Pumpkins - Marin County  2015

In the San Geronimo Valley. Just like last year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Fatburger - Los Angeles  1998

Gloomy day in Los Angeles. Fatburger never took off like (the vastly overrated) In-'N-Out.

And of course, neither should be mentioned in the same breath as the incomparable Bartel's.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Klamath Trading Post

Smoked Salmon - Del Norte County  1997

Another in the continuing series of 1990's photos. Some look better when converted to B&W, but some don't. Most likely taken with a Minolta SLR.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Raccoon Blogging

Five Raccoons (Lake Merced) - San Francisco  2015

Wow. I was really taken aback at the sight of a group of raccoons walking across the road near Lake Merced in broad daylight.


Lots of raccoons in San Francisco, certainly.

Two Raccoons (Lake Merced) - San Francisco  2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Runner, Scooter

Runner (Brannan St.) - San Francisco  2015

Scooter (Brannan St.) - San Francisco  2015

Both photos taken with the Olympus EM-10/25mm combo discussed yesterday.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Olympus EM-10 & Olympus 25mm Lens

Olympus EM-10, 25mm Lens - Marin County  2015

I've been employing this combo more and more recently. I guess that it reminds me of the days when I was using my Nikon F and a 50mm lens.

What's interesting is that, although the camera is very small and light, it's still very large when compared to the most common camera in use today - the iPhone. I've heard references to my "humongous" camera.

Friday, November 20, 2015

. . . from the archives #89: Foxtail Pine, Snow - Sierra Nevada, 1974

Foxtail Pine, Snow - Sierra Nevada  1974

That year I had been taking the Sierra Club’s mountaineering course and one of their talking points was that backpacking in the snow was great fun as long as you were adequately prepared.

So in order to practice our skills we took a group trip up to the Eastern Sierra, camped overnight at Onion Valley and then headed up towards Kearsarge Pass. I remember one incident in which one of my boots sunk a little bit more than I had expected into the snow and, as if in slow motion, I inexorably twisted and fell—backwards, my backpack squished in the snow as I struggled, turtle-like, to get back up.

At one point the snow started coming down pretty heavily. We set up camp well short of the pass, amidst foxtail pines. I shared a tent with Pat Brown—her husband, Rick, was unable to make it that weekend. I assume that that’s her in the photo below. Photos were taken using a Nikon F with a 50mm lens.

Tent, Snow - Sierra Nevada  1974

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Limantour Beach

Breaking Wave - Point Reyes  2015

Shadow, Beach, Moon - Point Reyes  2015

As usual, no one else was there. Waves were very powerful.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dune Grass

Dune Grass - Point Reyes  2015

Taken with a wide-angle lens.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trees, Fog

Trees, Fog - Point Reyes  2015

Pulled the car over, got out and walked around on the side of the road going to Limantour Beach.