Thursday, September 3, 2015

San Francisco Sightems

P - San Francisco  2015

Tickle Me - San Francisco  2015

South of Market.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Pork Store Cafe

Pork Store Cafe Outside Sign - San Francisco  2015

Pork Store Cafe Inside Sign - San Francisco  2015


There's a lot of inexplicable praise on Yelp.

Food (breakfast) was certainly OK, but nothing special. The interior, however, was very photogenic.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sony A7r II

Restaurant Customers - San Francisco  2015

Sony A7r II - San Francisco  2015

The photo world is all agog over the new Sony A7r II. Our friend Dan pre-ordered and received his camera in mid-August.

I used it to take the photo at the top. Notice the interesting depth of field and the camera's nice autofocus, wherein the people in the foreground are sharply in focus with the background being semi-blurred. Might be hard to do that with the Olympus/Panasonic m43 system.

Photo of the Sony taken with my humble Olympus E-PL5 and a Panasonic 20mm lens.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Rabbit Blogging

Rabbit - Sacramento County  2015

Seen near the parking lot at Cosumnes Preserve. Compare to earlier rabbit photo.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Empty Streets

Third Street - Los Angeles  1974

Division Street - San Francisco  2015

Top photo taken with a Nikon F, 50mm lens. Probably Panatomic-X film.

Bottom photo taken with an Olympus E-PL5, Panasonic 20mm lens. (Digital.)


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Barcelino, Gorgissima

Barcelino - Sausalito  2015

Gorgissima - Beverly Hills  1991

Sausalito and Beverly Hills sightems.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sausalito Sightems

Theater Entrance - Sausalito  2015

Fire Truck - Sausalito  2015

In Sausalito, trying out the new Olympus 14-150mm zoom lens, which is turning out to be pretty good.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sausalito Seal

Seal Sculpture - Sausalito  2015
Nice skyline view.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sausalito Art

Art #1 - Sausalito  2015

Art #2 - Sausalito  2015
Taken with an Olympus E-M10 and a new 14-150 zoom lens.

Hope I'm not violating anybody's exquisite copyright rights.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Brazil Cafe, Day & Night

Brazil Cafe #1 - Berkeley  2015

Brazil Cafe #2 - Berkeley  2015

Taken with an Olympus E-PL5 and a Panasonic 20mm lens.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Orange Crowned Warbler Blogging

Orange Crowned Warbler - Marin County  2015

In our backyard going for the sweetpea seedpods.

No wonder we have a lot of volunteer sweetpeas.

(ID by, of course, Barbara.)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

. . . from the archives #87: Sand Dunes, Death Valley, 1992



Sand Dunes - Death Valley  1992
 Revisited using Photoshop. The original had branches reaching up past the edge of the photo, plus a confusing stray branch at the bottom. Fixed!

Photo of a print that I made using my darkroom below:

Sand Dunes Print - Marin County  2015


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Rose Garden

Roses - Portland  2015

Shakespeare Garden - Portland  2015

Photos taken during a last-minute visit to Portland's famous Rose Garden.

"On clear days there are views of the Cascade Mountains, with Mount Hood featured prominently."

Alas, it wasn't at all clear during our stay, so we never did get to see Mount Hood. Nice flowers, though.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Laurelhurst Park

Laurelhurst Park - Portland  2015

Oregon Grape - Portland  2015

Wanting to visit some other section of Portland other than the downtown area we managed to wend our way over the river to Laurelhurst Park.

Just a little bit gloomy under the overcast sky, but very picturesque.