Sunday, May 31

Chihuly is a Glass Artist

{50mm; 1/160s; F1.4; ISO800; 05/15/09: ...and he is one of the best. Taken at the DIA.}

Saturday, May 30

Sound Bounces

{50mm; 1/60s; F1.4; ISO400; 05/29/09: Liz and I went to the San Francisco Symphony for a performance of Shubert and Berg, two German composers marking the beginning and the end of the romantic music era respectively.}

Friday, May 29

Diego Rivera - Frescoes Explained

{50mm; 1/80s; F1.8; ISO100; 05/15/09: Finishing up the series of Diego Rivera frescoes in the Detroit Institute of Art. Click to read.}

Thursday, May 28

Elephants on Parade

{50mm; 1/400s; F6.3; ISO100; 05/27/09: Taken in the back area of a great bar named Zeitgeist. It was rather pleasantly warm yesterday in the city on my day off. After meeting up with Liz for lunch, I grabbed a brew and warmed myself in the sun.}

Wednesday, May 27

Wire Mesh Sculpture

{50mm; 1/40s; F1.4; ISO1600; 05/15/09: This was another interesting wire mesh sculpture at the DIA that was similar to the wire mesh sculptures in the De Young Museum.}

Tuesday, May 26

Diego Rivera - Female Motherhood

{50mm; 1/100s; F7.0; ISO100; 05/15/09: Another of Diego's frescoes, this one an obvious homage to the female. I really like the baby in the roots of the earth. Watch it the full image is big.}

Monday, May 25

Sierra Overlook for a Wedding

{50mm; 1/250s; F7.1; ISO100; 05/23/09: This weekend Liz and I went to see two friends of ours, Jenny and Jason, get married. They had the ceremony on this overlook in a grove of trees with the Sierra Mountains in the distance.}

Sunday, May 24

Hip in Resin

{50mm; 1/125s; F1.4; ISO800; 05/23/09: This is a section of a hip bone packed in a resin.}

Saturday, May 23

The Forge

{50mm; ~1/200s; F7.0; ISO100; 05/15/09: Another of the Diego Rivera frescoes.}

Friday, May 22

Dancing to Michael

{50mm; 1/160s; F2.0; ISO800; 05/16/09: This man was dancing to Michael Jackson with quite a fervor. I thought each frame had no real sense of context, but the three together makes sense.}

Thursday, May 21

Diego Rivera - The Man

{50mm; 1/80s; F2.2; ISO200; 05/15/09: Detroit Institute of Art- section of mural by Diego Rivera from 1933.}

Wednesday, May 20

Metal Sun on the Fountain

{50mm; 1/100s; F1.4; ISO200; 04/04/09: Last of the fountain images, this one of the sun and some very funny looking fellows, which remind me of Muppets.}

Tuesday, May 19

Frida Kahlo

{50mm; 1/125s; F1.4; ISO100; 04/04/09: Taken in the Mission. This was part of a much larger mural on a fence in a parking lot.}

Monday, May 18

A Laugh - Through a Crowd

{50mm; 1/60s; F1.4; ISO800; 05/16/09: I was in MI this last weekend for my Mom's graduation. We didn't have much time for anything else, but did manage to get down to Ann Arbor for a FOUND reading at The Yellow Barn.}

Sunday, May 17

Easter Eggs

{50mm; 1/500s; F1.4; ISO100; 04/04/09: I meant to put this up after Easter but forgot about it. Aren't traditions quirky? Happy Sunday everyone.}

Saturday, May 16

BART Underground

{50mm; 1/60s; F1.4; ISO800; 04/04/09: Taken in the BART underground on the way to a bookstore closing.}

Friday, May 15

Koi in the Street

{50mm; 1/50s; F1.6; ISO100; 04/04/09: Taken near 24th St. and Mission St by the McDonalds. Where are they headed?}

Thursday, May 14

City Side Blur

{50mm; 25s; F8; ISO100; 05/09/09: Taken from Bernal before the Kaboom! fireworks show. I took a long exposure and then rotated the camera on the tripod. If you look close you can see the two images, one with the Bay Bridge in the center, the other with the Civic Center.}

Wednesday, May 13

Still Beating

{50mm; 1/125s; F1.4; ISO800; 04/04/09: Taken in the Mission near 24th BART station. This mural has many Mexican heritage symbols, and I couldn't resist an Indiana Jones reference.}

Tuesday, May 12

Kaboom! - Begins

{50mm; 15s; F8.0; ISO100; 05/09/09: One thing I love about living in SF is the free entertainment. This last weekend, KFOG put on a fireworks display at Pier 32, so Liz and I climbed up Bernal to watch the show. I will be posting a couple more, the hardest thing was getting the timing and shutter speed right.}

Monday, May 11

Aloe Dew

{50mm; 1/60s; F2.0; ISO100; 05/02/09: The last of the wet succulents.}

Sunday, May 10

City Skyline

{50mm; 1/160s; F5.0; ISO400; 04/04/09: Taken in an elevator in an old hotel in the financial district. That star rotates.}

Saturday, May 9

Trashed Sidewalk

{50mm; 1/50s; F1.4; ISO1600; 05/07/09: Classic "only with the 1.4" shot. Liz, Ray, and I went to the SF Arts Master of Fine Arts final open studio exhibit. It was awesome. All I have to say is- Eddie Murphy shooting a flying calico kitty from his hands, riding a corgi, with Barack Obama shooting bunnies from his hands, in watercolor. It was in SOMA and this was the walk back to the car.}

Friday, May 8

Hanging Lights

{50mm; 1/200s; F1.4; ISO1600; 04/25/09: I can't believe the texture on the purple light, especially considering the 1600 ISO.}

Thursday, May 7

Succulent Wet Flower

{50mm; 1/200s; F10; ISO100; Flash-2/3e; 05/02/09: Taken during a misting in San Rafael. Liz's old place has a succulent garden, which is where all of thsee pictures come from. I really like how the flassh shows off the droplets.}

Wednesday, May 6

Officer Keef

{50mm; 1/80s; F1.4; ISO800; 04/04/09: Taken somewhere in the Mission next to a mural wall. I like the shallow depth of field, and how the note just makes you fill in the details.}

Tuesday, May 5

From an Elevator

{50mm; 1/60s; F5.0; ISO400; 04/04/09: Taken above Union Square in an elevator. Used GIMP to create a tilt-shift effect.}

Monday, May 4

Personal Session

{50mm; 1/40s; F1.6; ISO1600; 04/25/09: Taken from the balcony above Sophia's main cathedral area. Matt had just finished a song. I like how this picture pulls your eye very hard to the lower left. Super grainy due to the really low light.}

Sunday, May 3

Purple Succulent

{50mm; 1/200s; F2.5; ISO100; Flash -2/3e; 05/02/09: Sorry for the backlogging. I've been moving and my brains/body are goo right now.}

Saturday, May 2

Moist Aloe

{50mm; 1/160s; F2.0; ISO100; 5/2/09: Succulents in the rain.}

Friday, May 1

A Rat, a Cat, and a Dog

{50mm; 1/100s; F3.5; ISO400; 04/04/09: Sorry to those of you who have already seen this picture on my main blog. I just couldn't resist posting it here as it is such a fun picture.}