Saturday, February 13, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Off the Block - San Francisco  2016

South of Market sightem.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Tad's / Telephone

Tad's Steaks - San Francisco  2016

Telephone - San Francisco  2016

Yay! More San Francisco sightems!

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Commuters, Caltrain - San Francisco  2016

Waiting patiently for the Google Bus to come. (Speculative of course, but I think true.) Caltrain pulling into the station in the background.

Nice photo if I do say it myself. Jpeg taken with a Canon G5X, opened and tweaked in ACR and converted to black and white in Photoshop.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cops in Front of Zynga

Cops in Front of Zynga - San Francisco  2016

Not as dramatic as Cops on Market Street.

I've posted some color photos of the Zynga exterior earlier.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Best Camera

Best Camera - San Francisco  2016

Look at all that stuff! And not just cameras!

Alas, Yelp reviews are not that charitable.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Monday Monkey Blogging

Year of the Monkey (Japantown) - San Francisco  2015
Monkey - Japan  2008

Happy New Year!!

Top photo: Monkey figurines seen in Japantown last year.

Bottom photo: actual (snow) monkey seen in Japan in 2008.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay, Clouds - Marin County  2016

Boat (Tomales Bay) - Marin County  2016

That boat has been photographed so many times it's a pity the owner can't collect copyright payments. But I liked the light, so the boat was photographed one more time.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

White Truck (Oyster Farm)

White Truck (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  1990

Last of my photos from my 1990 visit to Point Reyes.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm)

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  1990

Utility Wires (Oyster Farm) - Point Reyes  2016

1990 and 2016 photos.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Road to Drake's Estero Trailhead

Road - Point Reyes  2016

Narrow, but doable.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Drake's Estero

Drake's Estero - Point Reyes  1990

Drake's Estero - Point Reyes  2016

Same view, taken 26 years apart.

Top, using film in 1990. Probably taken with a Mamiya C-220 twin-lens reflex.

Bottom photo taken using an Olympus EM10 digital camera, last month.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

. . . from the archives #90: Oyster Farm - Point Reyes, 1990

Oyster Company - Point Reyes  1990

"Oyster Co." the sign says. We knew it as Johnsons Oyster Farm. Later, Drake's Bay Oyster Company.

Now closed. You can read a summary L.A. Times article here. Of particular interest are several amusingly ignorant comments following the article that somehow miss the point that the closure was a federal, not state, decision.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Dog Blogging

Oyster Farm Dog - Point Reyes  1990

At the original oyster farm, back in 1990.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Oyster Memories

Oyster Farm Site - Point Reyes  2016

"O Oysters," said the Carpenter,
"You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none--
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.

- Lewis Carroll

Mike's car is the only vehicle in the parking lot at the site of the former Drake's Bay Oyster Company.