Friday, May 22, 2015

Cosumnes Marsh

Cosumnes Marsh - Sacramento County 2015

Taken at the Cosumnes River Preserve. Taken in April . . . please compare to a similar shot taken last year in the winter.

A three-vertical-shot merge.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Isleton #2

Lee Bros Dry Goods - Isleton  2015

Lee Bros Door - Isleton  2015
Others have photographed this particular building.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Isleton #1

Old Union Icehouse - Isleton  2015

Bulletin Board - Isleton  2015

I parked the truck and walked up and down the short, almost-deserted main street in Isleton, a small town located adjacent to the Sacramento River levee.

"The city has many preserved 19th-century era storefronts along its main street, some of which show distinct Chinese influences. Chinese began immigrating to Isleton around 1875, and at its peak, the Chinese population numbered approximately 1,500."

- Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Highway 12, Windmills

Highway 12, Windmills - Central California  2015

Highway 12 going towards Rio Vista. Taken during a little photo excursion last month exploring the California Delta area.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday Blackbird Blogging

Blackbird - Sacramento County  2015

Taken during a recent trip to Cosumnes River Preserve. Taken using an Olympus E-M10 and a 14-150mm zoom lens.

Alas, it doesn't seem to be the rare tricolored blackbird.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Near 19th Avenue

Church - San Francisco  2015

Stairway - San Francisco  2015

A break in the series of photos taken in the grittier sections of San Francisco. I took these photos after I had set up my booth for the Stonestown Farmers Market in the southwest part of San Francisco. Early morning, as you might be able to tell from the shadows.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

HDR Truck

Truck - Marin County  2015
I took this as an HDR experiment, using an Olympus E-M10 mounted on a tripod, with seven exposures triggered wirelessly using an iPhone.

Interesting, but probably just a regular handheld shot would have worked just as good.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge & Plane - San Francisco  2010

Bay Bridge & Clouds - San Francisco  2010

. . . from five years ago. Taken with a Canon G9.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Banana, Self Portrait

Banana, Self Portrait - San Francisco  2014

Me holding an Olympus E-PL5 with the 45mm lens, a very hand-holdable combination.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mex Express / Bus Stop

Mex Express - San Francisco  2015

Bus Stop - San Francisco  2015
Two more photos taken with an Olympus 45mm "prime" lens. So, it doesn't have the flexibility of a zoom, but is very fast to focus and optically very good.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Gangway #1 - San Francisco  2015

Gangway #2 - San Francisco  2015

"One of the city's oldest gay bars."

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday Pigeon Blogging

Pigeons near Powell St - San Francisco  2015

Pigeons on Fire Escape - San Francisco  2015

Two photos of the ubiquitous birds in San Francisco.

. . . that recalls to mind another nice pigeon shot, taken in San Francisco in 2005.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

From Twin Peaks, 2005

From Twin Peaks - San Francisco  2005

A ten-year old shot! When I worked in downtown San Francisco I had the opportunity to take a little side trip to the viewpoint at Twin Peaks when the weather promised to be interesting, as it was this time.

I used the excellent Olympus C8080 camera for this photograph, but alas, only a jpeg (the camera could shoot raw, but only very slowly.)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

San Francisco Federal Building

Shopping Cart, Federal Building - San Francisco  2015

iPhone photo taken while stopped at a red light.

Yes, Mike used to work there. For one week.