Friday, December 30, 2011

Fog over the Golden Gate

Yesterday I met up with fellow  photographers;  Julie, Andy, Dimitry and Sanjeev to photograph the sunset from Vista point.  Unfortunately mother nature and the fog had other ideas.  We didn't get the sunset we were hoping for, but we got some cool night shots of the fog rolling in over the Golden Gate from Battery Spencer.

Waiting for the fog to clear

City Skyline with bay bridge in view
Fog over the Gate
Golden Gate Bridge during commute hour
North Tower (b/w)
North Tower with City Skyline

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Photo Challenge

My friend Dijea  and I decided to start a new photo challenge in 2012. 

Below are the guidelines: 

  The challenge will be theme base. A different theme every month.

  Start date is: January 1, 2012

  • 2 photos a week

  • You can post any day of the week

  • The hashtag is POTW52

You could either post your photo in the flickr group "Friends Photo a day challenge"  click here .  Request an invite to join the group.


you can post to your blog or another site and tweet the link.

January theme is:  Black and White images.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Walk on the Pier

Went out to the Berkeley Pier last night.  The last time I walk this pier, I was in the 7th grade.  The sunset was beautiful and it added a little warmth to the nippy weather.  The fishermen were out with their lines cast.  One guy caught a shark.  Later that night the same guy hook a stingray on his line but it got away. 

Berkeley Pier

Seagull enjoying the Sunset
Catch of the Day
Black and White version

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas at the Cemetery

I drove through the Mountain View cemetery today, and  the groundskeepers were setting up  the Annual Holiday Circle of lights.   Some people think the cemetery is a odd place for a Christmas display.  Maybe so  but  they have one of the best Christmas displays in the bay area.    They added a few new displays this year.  Will be back for the official opening next month.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday

The San Francisco-Oakland bay bridge turn 75 yesterday.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Drive along the backroads

It was a gorgeous weekend in Cali.  Yesterday I stayed indoors and studied.  Today I couldn't resist a nice long drive up to Napa.   I put away the books, packed  a small lunch and off I went along the back roads hoping to find some interesting things to shoot and maybe some fall colors.

Driving along I notice the shadows from the telephone lines on the road.  I thought they were pretty cool. I pulled over an took a few shots. Several  people stopped and asked me what I was photographing.  My reply: "The shadows on the pavement made by the telephone wires"
One person said  "cool shot".  The others looked a little confused lol!

Finally made it to Napa.  Didn't see a lot of  fall colors but I did find a few leaves and of course some grapes.  : )

Almost ready to pick

Next weekend I think I'll go south down 101. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011


I participated in Scott Kelby's annual worldwide photo walk yesterday.  I spotted this old bicycle outside a restaurant in Yountville.  The bike was pretty cool, but I was drawn to the shadows made by the bike's wheel.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A little Sunshine

It was a beautiful day in the bay area.   I got up and drove to Napa to take some pictures on the vineyards. On my drive over  I spotted this field of sunflowers.  It was an overcast morning so this was my spot of sunshine.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A beautiful day

There's nothing like a health scare to snap you back to reality.   Very stressful week for me.  doctor appointments, tests, then awaiting results.  All is well.   I could think of no better place to end my week but at my favorite place, the beach.   Love Laugh Live Life.  

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tweet Me

Saw this on the ground in Golden Gate Park.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunset Limited

Although this is not the actual sunset limit train that runs between LA and New Orleans, I thought the name fits.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tiptoe throught the Tulips

 Sitting here view my images, I realize I did not shoot the red ones. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Delta

I took this image during the heavy rain storm we had a several weeks ago.  I think it had stop raining for a half hour,  so I got out the car and took several images of the rising water in the delta.  This is one of my favorites.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Old Sac Town

Drove down to Sacramento to photograph the trains in old Sac town.  This is the first time I been there when the old trains were on out display.  Nice cloudy day.  Love it

The Train
Little Caboose
All Aboard

Ladies and Gentlemen

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Darioush Winery

Went on a photo outing to Napa to photograph the mustard fields. The mustard was just starting to bloom and wasn't quite as photographic. Stopped at the Darioush winery to photograph the beautiful columns. The first thing I noticed was the shadows on the columns and the dark angry sky. The shadows on the columns looked like men with their heads bowed. I thought the couple was a nice effect too.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I played around with this image. I was trying to figure out how to add more light on the label without having a reflection on the bottle.  Mmmm.... Suggestion anyone?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sather Tower

Sather Tower(bell and clock tower) is located on the University of California, Berkeley campus. It is the University most recognizable symbol. It is more commonly known as The Campanile due to its resemblance to the Campanile di San Marco in Venice

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

End of Day

Another beautiful sunset.  It was so gorgeous, I couldn't resist. Shot with my trusty A640  : )


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Action Figure

I step on this little guy tonight.  Very painful.  I don't know who he is, but he almost ended up in the recycle bin

Monday, January 10, 2011


Two days ago while out on my walk, I went to take a picture with my P&S  and it would not click.    At first I thought it was the batteries, so I install fresh ones, still nothing.  I googled  the problem and tried a few possible solutions, still nothing.  Well I remove the batteries put it back in it's case and forgot about it.  Today I came home and decided to try one more time.  Installed fresh batteries, press the power button,  Tah Dah!  Presto it works.  Took several shots, all good.  Not sure what happen, but I'm glad it's working,  I did not feel researching a replacement. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


After all the rainy and overcast days,  I finally got a sunset.