Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Golden Gate Bridge in the Rain

Cypress, Bridge, Rain - Marin County  2015

Window, Bridge, Rain - Marin County  2015

Conditions were very problematic. I used my usual rain protocol: Olympus E-PL5 with a Panasonic 20 mm lens with a rubber lens shade affixed. Ran over to this view point, pulled out the camera and took the top shot.

Compare to my earlier photo taken in the same (almost) spot.

For the photo from inside one of the Discovery Museum's buildings I used an Olympus E-M10 and an Olympus 45 mm lens.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Varied Thrush Blogging

Varied Thrush - Marin County  2015

A large number of varied thrushes showed up in the neighborhood at the beginning of winter. Not just here, but also in Southern California. Very pretty birds!

The fence has been seen before. Earlier fence shot, with turkeys.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Container Ship, Bay Bridge

Container Ship, Bay Bridge - San Francisco  2015

Returning on the ferry from San Francisco to Marin County. Upon seeing this ship outside one of the windows I grabbed my camera and dashed to the back of the ferry.

That is to say, the "stern."

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chinatown - 3

Building "1920" - San Francisco  2015

Brooklyn End - San Francisco  2015

OK, so I had brought along a 45 mm "prime" lens to shoot with, but somehow I never got around to taking off the 14-150 mm "superzoom" lens that I had been using on the ferry. Just very versatile and flexible. Both lenses are by Olympus.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chinatown - 2

Clothes Drying - San Francisco  2015

Discount Fabric - San Francisco  2015

Whenever I'm in Chinatown I always try and get at least one clothes-hanging photo.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chinatown - 1

Bread of Life - San Francisco  2015

Chinatown Restaurant - San Francisco  2015

San Francisco's Chinatown is a very short distance from the Financial District.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Post Office

Post Office - San Francisco  2015

. . . in the Financial District. Think I was standing in the street for this very symmetrical photo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid - San Francisco  2015

Transamerica Pyramid, Shadow - San Francisco  2015

I found a nice place for an unobstructed view of the Transamerica Pyramid. (Cropped to a square after perspective correction in Photoshop.) Afterwards I walked around the base of the structure taking a photo of its shadow against light fog; and then I turned around to notice a pyramid reflection in the opposite building's windows.

Transamerica Pyramid Reflection - San Francisco  2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Horse Blogging

Tuffy - Marin County  2014

Tuffy, Waiting Patiently for His Feed - Marin County  2014

Tuffy pix.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Tulips, Backlit - Marin County  2015

Tulips, Drooping - Marin County  2015

From Safeway and Trader Joe's.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cold San Francisco Winter

Cocktails - San Francisco  2015

. . . ha. "Cold San Francisco Winter" never happened.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Yellow Streetcar

Yellow Streetcar - San Francisco  2015

I left the Ferry Building and decided to cut through the Financial District over to Chinatown. I was meeting Marilyn for lunch near Powell and Market and I had enough time for a nice little hike.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bay Bridge, Sun

Bay Bridge, Sun - San Francisco  2015

A shot from the ferry of the Bay Bridge with the fog starting to burn off.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Ferry Terminal, Overcast - Marin County  2015

Ferry Terminal, Fog - Marin County  2015

As seen recently, in overcast and fog. The last time I took the ferry it was very foggy in Marin, but starting to clear up in San Francisco.