Thursday, December 31

For My Birthday

{11mm; 1/100s; f/5.6; ISO100; 12/31/09: Liz, Mom, and I went to Yosemite for some Winter fun. On the New Year's Eve, we woke up early and went up to Badger Pass on the shuttle bus for a Ranger guided snowshoeing adventure. Very fun, like winter hiking in style.}

Wednesday, December 30

De Young Has Vs

{11mm; 1/13s; f/5.0; ISO100; 12/26/09: The De Young is composed of many Vs that extend in to the body of the main museum. Little did I know, but they actually have view ports at the apex in the museum too look out.}

Tuesday, December 29

Ornaments - Monkey with Noah

{50mm; 1/60s; f/1.4; ISO200; 12/25/09: I think the low depth of field of the 1.4 really makes for interesting ornament shots.}

Monday, December 28

Ann's Quilts - Log Cabin #2

{50mm; 1/30s; f/1.4; ISO400; 12/25/09: The second in the series.}

Sunday, December 27

De Young Entrance is Cracked

{11mm; 1/250s; f/2.8; ISO100; 12/26/09: The entrance of the De Young Museum in SF has a crack which extends from the sidewalk to the main entryway. It was put in place to represent the fault lines in the Bay Area.}

Saturday, December 26

Ann's Quilts - Log Cabin #1

{50mm; 1/60s; f/1.4; ISO400; 12/25/09: Liz's Mom, Ann, makes some amazing quilts. I took a few pictures of their "log cabin" (a quilt style thing) centers. I think I might do some more of this on other patterns.}

Friday, December 25

Ornaments - Young Liz

{50mm; 1/60s; f/1.4; ISO400; 12/25/09: Merry Christmas everyone. I thought this would be cute.}

Thursday, December 24

Dragon Fruit

{50mm; 1/200s; f/2.2; ISO200; 12/24/09: Liz, Mom, and I went to Geary St. to get some last minute shopping done before Christmas. I thought this crazy fruit needed to be cataloged. I love asking strangers to help me take pictures.}

Tuesday, December 22

Molokai Lighthouse and Jumping Whale

{27mm; 1/125s; f/5.6; ISO100; 5/17/08: One from my last trip to Hawaii (I miss it). There is actually a whale jumping in the background (that little splash dead center).}

Monday, December 21

Essence of Foam

{55mm; 1/1600s; f/14; ISO400; 3/16/08: I've decided to start re-visiting some of my old pictures (mostly because I can't keep up). It's actually kind of educational because I can see that I wasn't as deliberate with my pictures (more of a spray and pray style). I hope these keep you satiated while I find more material and time to shoot.

This picture is my first favorite that I took with my DSLR. It was at the beach in Davenport, north of Santa Cruz and it was a foamy ocean day.}

Sunday, December 20

Flowers Are For Everyone

{16mm; 1/60s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/28/09: I think this will be the last from Bruno. I'm sorry for the sporadic updates. I've been hella busy with work, but I've got some great events planned for the holidays so I'm sure that I will be getting some good pictures soon.}

Saturday, December 19

Hot Acid

{50mm; 1/125s; f/2.0; ISO100; 12/17/09: Ok ok, so it's blurry. I dare you to try to take a picture of some hot acid with gloves and a face shield on at the same time as pulling a watch glass off of the beaker. Sheesh.}

Friday, December 18

Sunset at Ray's Place

{14mm; 1/60s; f/5.6; ISO1600; 11/22/09: Can you believe I wasted a perfectly good shot by using 1600? So sad, but still good enough to share.}

Thursday, December 17

Giant Camera

{11mm; 1/160s; f/7.1; ISO100; 12/6/09: The Giant Camera is a camera obscura right next to Cliff House. I want to go and see it!}

Wednesday, December 16

Liz is My Pretty Girlfriend

{15mm; 1/125s; f/7.1; ISO100; 12/6/09: I made her pose.}

Tuesday, December 15

Lady Gaga is Aptly Named

{16mm; 1/30s; f/5.0; ISO100; 12/5/09: Some poster of Lady Gaga. She's so weird, yet attractive in many ways.}

Monday, December 14

Ocean Beach - No Fires

{12mm; 1/125; f/11.0; ISO100; 12/6/09: On the way to Cliff House.}

Sunday, December 13

Two Towers, a Transformer and the Moon

{11mm; 1/125s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/28/09: The last from the top of Bruno.}


{16mm; 1/640; f/2.8; ISO100; 12/6/09: On the way to bunch at Cliff House we got some nice pictures of the beach area.}

Saturday, December 12

Cliff House

{12mm; 1/160s; f/11.0; ISO100; 12/5/09: Cliff House has a brunch that is to die for, including specially cut eggshells filled with butterscotch creamy delight. That and the endless champaign is enough to eat yourself sick, I tried.}

Friday, December 11

Shack and Vineyards in Sonoma

{16mm; 1/15s; f/9.0; ISO100; 11/22/09: The second from the set during the golden hour.}

Thursday, December 10

Two Towers

{11mm; 1/60s; f/5.0; ISO100; 11/28/09: These are two of the towers on top of San Bruno hill.}

Wednesday, December 9

Portrait of an Artist

{50mm; 1/2000s; f/1.4; ISO100; 11/28/09: Ray likes to draw.}

Tuesday, December 8

Two Towers and a Transformer

{11mm; 1/125s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/28/09: On top of Bruno there are towers.}

Monday, December 7

The City's Matron

{11mm; 1/15s; f/3.5; ISO100; 11/27/09: Somewhere in the Mission, she's looking out for the people.}

Sunday, December 6

Top of Castro

{16mm; 1/100s; f/6.3; 12/5/09: Made it!}

Saturday, December 5

To the Top of Castro

{16mm; 1/400s; f/5.0; ISO100; 12/5/09: Can I make it to the top of Castro on my bike?}

Friday, December 4

Pumpkin Tart

{50mm; 1/80s; f/1.8; ISO100; 11/27/09: When making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving last week, I had some left over dough and filling. So, I took the dough and put it into a muffin pan (kinda low) and then filled it with the filling and made a festive little tart.}

Thursday, December 3

Murderous Gremlins

{50mm; 1/800s; f/1.8; ISO100; 11/27/09: At least that's what they look like to me, any ideas on what they are? Maybe they are killer bunnies. This was found inside a shop window on Valencia. I think they are trying to be festive. Gotta love the City.}

Wednesday, December 2

The City and Tam from Bruno

{12mm; 1/20s; f/5.0; ISO100; 11/28/09: The view north to the city and Mt. Tam. I like how the polarizer strip draws the eye to the mountain.}

Tuesday, December 1

The Man in the Mural

{12mm; 1/30s; f/3.5; ISO100; 11/27/09: If you wanna make the world a better place take a look at yourself and ...}

Monday, November 30

Auto Sprinkler

{50mm; 1/2000s; f/3.5; ISO100; 11/27/09: Taken in the Mission, on Valencia St.}

Sunday, November 29

The Towers of San Bruno Mountain

{12mm; 1/100s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/28/09: Yesterday Ray, Liz, and I went on a hike in South San Francisco on top of the mountain to the south. The radio towers for NPR and other stations as well as cellular towers are on top of the mountain.}

Saturday, November 28

The Muni Goes Downtown

{12mm; 1/400s; f/2.8; ISO100; 10/11/09: Taken near my house.}

Friday, November 27

The Shark Tank

{11mm; 1/15s; f/2.8; ISO100; 10/12/09: The San Jose Sharks are actually a pretty good hockey team. It was fun seeing some hockey again, though it always sucks when the home team loses.}

Thursday, November 26

The SFPD Mobile Command One

{15mm; 1/250s; f/2.8; ISO200; 10/10/09: What I want to know is what does Mobile Command Two look like?}

Wednesday, November 25

Top of Coit-365th Post

{11mm; 1/50s; f/7.1; ISO100; 10/10/09: This is the top of Coit Tower.}

Well it's been one year and 365 posts. I can't say it's always been easy, and I'm going to try to start forward posting in bursts again. I just really have been strapped for time lately and taking pictures has unfortunately fallen off. I don't plan on ending this anytime soon, but bare with my droughts.

I hope everyone is enjoying the pictures each day, I find it a great medium to share what I'm doing, and my photography with people I know. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 24

Sonoma Fence Post

{13mm; 1/20s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/22/09: Taken up near Pengrove, I like how the fence adds to the image overall. Again, very little processing besides the normal contrast and saturation bump. Cropped at 16:9.}

Monday, November 23

Sonoma Winter

{16mm; 1/25s; f/6.3; ISO100; 11/22/09: Liz thought it was halarious how my photoblog went from Wyoming winter (cold and white) to Sonoma winter (warm and green). First off, I'd like to say that very little processing has been done to these couple of pictures. It was the last 20 minutes of daylight, and that's just how great those 20 minutes of light really are.}

Sunday, November 22

Lost Coast

{18mm; 1/4s; f/22.0; ISO100; 07/05/09: From the archives, this picture was taken last year in the summer up in the Lost Coast region of Sinkyone Wilderness State Park.}

Saturday, November 21

Wyoming Farm in Winter

{50mm; 1/800s; f/11.0; ISO100; 11/15/09: This is a little farm house covered in snow. I love the huge clouds in the background.}

Friday, November 20

Brick Silo

{16mm; 1/400s; f/5.0; ISO200; 11/14/09: Many old abandoned farm buildings could be seen around Wheatland, WY. I like the motion blur due to the car movement.}

Thursday, November 19

The C|2 Mesa

{11mm; 1/60s; f/7.1; ISO100; 11/14/09: The Mesa was a good hike, surprisingly high. I like the little cloud to the upper left.}

Wednesday, November 18

Johnson's Corner Trailer Washouts Chapel

{50mm; 1/500s; f/11.0; ISO100; 11/15/09: Here at Johnson's Corner you have a great breakfast place complete with a souvenir crap shop, gas station, and a place of worship. Don't forget you can get tires and trailer washouts.}

Tuesday, November 17

South of Lake Tahoe

{50mm; 1/320s; f/11.0; ISO100; 11/13/09: Taken during the flight as we passed over the Sierra Nevada Mtns. This is just some random deep valley that is to the south of Lake Tahoe (it's the big black region upper middle of the pic.}

Monday, November 16

Broken Down Wagon

{11mm; 1/60s; f/5.8; ISO100; 11/14/09: On the hike up to the mesa there were many interesting artifacts along the way.}

Sunday, November 15

C|2 Ranch

{13mm; 1/40s; f/5.6; ISO100; 11/15/09: Near dead center is the home of Liz's grandparents, C Bar Two Ranch. This view is from atop the local mesa, which is as flat as you'd expect. The strange thing is the mesa seems very small from the ranch, but when you climb it, you really get an idea of how high it is.}

Saturday, November 14

Ann's Tree

{15mm; 1/2000s; f/5.0; ISO100; 11/14/09: The tree is just outside of C Bar Two, and Ann said it was her favorite. You're going to be seeing a lot of the 16:9 as it is perfect for Wyoming. Oh and blame Liz for my lack of catching up.}

Friday, November 13

The City from the Sky

{50mm; 1/250s ; f/11; ISO100; 11/13/09: Flying out from SFO is always a treat. The City in all of it's bridge covered, shipping center, hilly glory.}

Thursday, November 12

Hipsters and Pink Shade

{14mm; 1/100s; f/3.5; ISO100; 11/8/09: Ok Ok, I get it, boring. Yes it's true, not my favorite either. The pink shade just caught my eye, and the composition (not subject) is descent. I haven't had a good chance to shoot lately so you're gonna get some dregs from time to time. Went to WY for Liz's grandma's funeral this weekend, the family asked me to come out, which I appreciate, even under such sad circumstances. I have some nice pictures from the trip coming up.}