Friday, October 10, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Moon Wide

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Beautiful morning. And Happy Father's Day. This is the gift I tried to share with my Dad, telling him to get out and look before the moon slipped below the horizon for another day...

Nothing like Michigan in the summer. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Crossing Over

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For my friend Paddy, who always did like the pictures...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

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Monterey. From Wiki:

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Monterey, California, United States. The cathedral is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest stone building in California. It was built in 1794 making it the oldest (and smallest) serving cathedral along with St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only existing presidio chapel in California and the only existing building in the original Monterey Presidio.

Which is exactly why I went to see it. Worth the walk from Cannery Row.

Catch it in the morning for better lighting.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Battery 129


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For Pearl Harbor Day, a couple of remainders from the War.

Battery Construction 129 was built in anticipation of an invasion that would never come. They were going to put some big 'ol 16" guns up on the top of Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands, but by the time they arrived in 1944 to be installed, it was decided that this would be unnecessary. They abandoned the project and there it sits to this day, rusty gates and gun mounts and all.

Below is a shirt from the Japanese internment, from the Oakland Museum of California. A sad bit of our history, but important to remember...

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Last Sky


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From my last walk around Lake Merritt. The sky put on a show.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Yosemite Valley

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I wish I could spend a year here. I really do. I'd grab a wider angle lens, a tent and provisions, and just camp. I would love to capture the Yosemite Valley in every season, in every different angle of light. One day does not do it, and my one regret is I didn't get down here more often. Being a hike from Oakland, 3 1/2 hours or so, the timing never quite worked out right...

Anyhoo, my late summer day visit was very nice. The Valley was warm, the trees and grass at the height of their season. Water going into Fall is low though, that was one drawback. But past Labor Day, the tourists are fewer and space is definitely a plus (but the fire might have weighed on that this year too.) All in all, a peaceful and relaxing time that went way too fast.

Decided against a slideshow here because of the re-sizing of pans like above, but have 29 pictures in the set if you want more. It's been hard to work on this set because so many pictures of rock and sky get overwhelming all at once, so I think I'll just post additions individually when I revisit it. There are a few that would be great in black and white...