Driving the 50mm 1.2 L Prime

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve considered this Canon lens as a portrait lens. Not until yesterday did I decide to take it out and push it around in the wild. The lens is amazing—offering a huge range of possibilities. The images, though you will not be able to notice from these small JPEGs, are super clean and spot on sharp.… Continue reading

The Joy of Random Conversations

I confess to really enjoying having random conversations with people I don’t know. Chance encounters with people almost always interest me. Generally, these are direct conversation I specifically have with a person I don’t know. But, sometimes, because of circumstances, these random conversations are conversations between other people that I overhear–not because I’m intentionally eaves dropping, but because the conversation… Continue reading

He Said the Most Unexpected Thing…

Yes, I live in a liberal place and just couldn’t be happier about that! A couple of weeks ago we were hanging out in one of our favorite places in the Headlands—a bench that sits high above the ground so your legs can swing underneath as you gaze at the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city. A handful… Continue reading

Beta Breakers

Every time I hear the name, I think of people that test beta software and try to break it. But the name has nothing to do with that. In fact, the name really is: Bay to Breakers: the famous, annual, 30,000 people race that starts on the bay side of San Francisco and ends Oceanside, at the ocean “breakers.” Apparently… Continue reading

Interesting Conversations

This morning (written on Tuesday, April 23, 2013) I was up early to shoot a sunrise timelapse of the Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe Cove. You meet really interesting people in the early hours of the morning when you’re shooting solo, and this morning was no exception. Bamboo I’m not sure if that’s how he spells his name, but that’s… Continue reading

Sunday Morning at the Golden Gate Bridge

Yesterday we headed out to the Golden Gate Bridge at Battery Spenser—probably the most common area from which people view the bridge in the headlands. We went early in the morning so as to avoid the crowds and to be able to find a place to park. The weather was cold and windy, well… rather typical. However, despite looking quiet… Continue reading

More Roaming Around Land’s End

Today we went east, toward to bridge and away from the ocean. We walked over 15,000 steps, went up/down the equivalent of 22 flights of stairs, and encountered a “Closed Trail” sign that had a large notice: “People have fallen to their deaths from this trail. Keep Out!” We didn’t go that way! The Eagle Point Labyrinth is indeed an… Continue reading

Roaming Around Land’s End

When the Sistoid Unit came to visit back in the summer, we explored part of the Land’s End area of San Francisco. I’ve tried to get Steve go to ever since, but one thing and then another. Well, today, first thing this morning, we went exploring. I used the time to scout for later photos with my “real” camera equipment.… Continue reading

And Around the Palace of Fine Arts

This is yet another in my short series of panos shot around the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California. This pano is a little unique in that I included a person in it to give the viewer a sense of the enormity of the Palace of Fine Arts.… Continue reading