San Francisco Gay Pride: You Haven’t Lived until…

I confess, I’m not much of a parade person. I don’t hate parades; I just don’t like them. They simply don’t do anything for me. I’ve been to Atlanta Gay Pride a couple of times. Whatever. Not worth going back. But San Francisco knows how to throw a party, let me tell you. The Bay to Breakers Race is insane… Continue reading

Awww, Shucks!

Yay for Vimeo! They present video in the correct aspect ratio without letterboxing, unlike YouTube! All that effort to produce 1:2.39 aspect ratio content, and then YouTube adds that hideous black letterbox! Come on Google, get up to speed here! And what’s with the thumbnail that’s not in the correct aspect ratio at all?! Anyway… Shot on my iPhone this… Continue reading

Quality, Reflected, Warm Light

I’ve always thought that one of the most important elements in photography is the quality of the light in the scene. It’s the difference between “Oh, that’s nice.” and “Wow! That’s glorious!” Since I so very, very rarely shoot in controlled lighting environments, I generally get whatever I get when it comes to lighting. I mean, I have the apps… Continue reading

What Just Happened?! [Updated]

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin I was completely unfamiliar with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, which pianist Denis Kozhukhin performed last tonight. Words fail me in describing this musical experience. The piece is insanely difficult, filled with explosive, muscular rhythmic dissonances that create a complex musical texture accompanied by powerful, angular, quasi-a-tonal melodic machinations that survive the fray generally… Continue reading

Serenity Expedition Now in Progress…

What’s the best thing to do when you’re totally stressed out? Exactly! Go shoot something. And that’s exactly what I did! The fog was crazy; so, I grabbed my new Canon 5D Mark IV and headed for the hills—literally. I’m still very much learning the nature of this camera. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in shock over it’s low light… Continue reading

San Fransisco Apartment

I have finally returned to Atlanta after visiting our apartment in San Fransisco for almost 2 months. I’m astonished at the heat and humidity of Atlanta, even though I have previously experienced it for years and years. Somehow, after spending weeks in temperatures ranging from the low 50’s to the occasional very low 70’s with delightfully low humidity, the Atlanta… Continue reading

Farber Art Installation

I went out and shot several photos of the San Fransisco street cars, had them printed as C prints at Dickerman Prints1. They were mounted  (aluminum back with plexiglass front) by General Graphics. I hate hanging things on the wall. I measure a dozen times and still end up with things not perfectly aligned. Plus, I didn’t want to get… Continue reading

By Comparison: SFS/ASO

I suppose we become spoiled bit by bit, without really being aware of the process. When we repeatedly experience something marvelous, and are even acutely aware of how extraordinary the experiences are, we still seem somewhat unaware that our expectations for this new, higher level of perfection are also growing. I recently had this expectation of excellence clearly defined for… Continue reading

Webpass, Inc.

Keep in mind this speed is on an iPhone over WiFi! Have you ever had a company you really wanted to succeed? They just provided a product that was so needed, or at such a value, or both? Webpass is one such company, and I had never heard of them before yesterday! When we first moved into our new apartment in… Continue reading

More San Francisco Photos

Here are a few other PhonePhotos from my week in the city. I want to brag about Affinity Photo: perspective correction is really easy. Removing people, puddles, and objects (such as cars) is a mouse stroke away! Numerous distracting center foreground reflective puddles were easily removed from the above photo of San Francisco’s City Hall. I loved the two inverted… Continue reading