Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Dancer

On mezzanine in one the buildings where I work is a statue of a famous Dancer.  Although I pass this statue almost daily, I can not recall the name of this dancer.  Today I notice the shadow of this statue and It remind me of Maya Angelou's poem "Phenomenal Woman"

Currently Reading"  The Inspired Eye vol 1

Song of the Day:  Modern Love ~ David Bowie          (came on the radio today). 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snazzy Bag

I saw this handbag in the window of one of the local stores. I snap a picture to send to my sister and thought it would make a nice potd. The yellow line across the flap is the reflection from the window. Added a fun frame from ps express.  

Currently Reading:  The Inspired Eye vol 1 

Song of the Day:  If Only for One Night  ~ Luther Vandross

Monday, January 28, 2013

Moon on a Wire

It was cold this morning, so  I sat in my car waiting for my train to arrive at the station.    As I was waiting, I notice the moon was slowly starting to descend.  I then notice the power lines and thought it would be a cool shot when the moon appear to be resting on lines.  It look as if it could just roll along on those lines.
I was satisfied with this shot. Just wish I knew photoshop so that I could remove the tree branches.  

Currently Reading:  Have several e-books from Craft and Vision. finally have time to read them  Next on the list
                             "The inspired Eye vol 1"  ~ David Duchemin

Song of the Day:  Locked out of Heaven  ~  Bruno Mars

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sunset from Berkeley Marina

Forgot to post this last night

Currently Reading: Mindfulness

Song of the Year:  Picture This ~ Jim Brickman

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Goodbye old friend

My trusty blackberry died today.  When most of my friends jumped on the droid/iphone bandwagon , I stuck with my blackberry. After many years of use, it played out today.  : (    I am now officially an iphone user.

Currently Reading:  Mindfulness

Song of the Day:  First cut is the deepest ~ Sheryl Crow

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mother Nature's Gift

Mother nature decided to grace the bay area with a little rain today.  I found this beautiful leaf stuck to the driver's side window of my car.  I had already taken my picture of day, but thought this would make an even better picture. Took a few pics from outside, then went around and took some more pics from the passenger seat.   I like the end  results.

Currently Reading:  Mindfulness (ebook)

Song of the Day:     Closer  by Goapele

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Great Egret

Egrets are very elegant birds and they look so graceful while in flight.

Currently Reading:  Chasing the light

Song of the Day:  The way I am  by Ingrid Michaelson

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another Sunset

Sunsets and Sunrises are my favorite subjects to photograph.  I could go out and shoot them everyday.  I miss the sunrise this morning but I did catch the sunset.  It was a little hazy out near the Suisun Marsh, but the colors did pop.

Currently Reading:  Chasing the Light

Song of the Day: Stronger (What doesn't kill you)  by Kelly Clarkson

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Enjoying the Sun

This little fella was enjoying the warm sun on his back.

Currently Reading:  Ebook,  Chasing the Look by David Duchemin

Song of the Day:  Feels like tonight by Daughtry

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Rode over to  Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay to check out the waves. This is the  location of the Mavericks surfing contest which is being held tomorrow. The best of the best will be there.  I forgot how insane the traffic is during this time. With no place to park, I continued on to Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:   Payphone by Maroon 5

Friday, January 18, 2013

Quiet Time

Currently Reading: Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:  If Only you Knew by Patti Labelle

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Red and Silver

One of my ongoing projects.  I walk past this hydrant almost everyday.  I've photographed it at least a dozen times.  Always looking for the image that will satisfy me. 

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp  by  James Brandon

Song of the Day:  Builiding a Mystery  by Sarah McClachlan

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

One of my favorite things

Bose QC-15 Headphones.  My Boss purchase a set for each person in my department.  They are awesome.  

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:  Girl on Fire ~  Alicia Keys

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

World on Fire

I think the universe knew I was going to have a long day today.  When I walk out my door this morning, I was greeted with this spectacular sunrise.  Great way to start my day.

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:       World on Fire by  Sarah Mclachlan

Monday, January 14, 2013


Decided to an abstract today.  This is three trash cans that set up in a row and then shot  at an angle. The stripes in the cans are create by the reflection of vertical blinds hung in front of huge picture windows.

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:  Love on Top by Beyonce

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What are you looking at?

Another trip out to Grizzly Island today.  Saw this fella sitting on a fence post.

Currently Reading:  Tack Sharp by James Brandon

Song of the Day:  Piano in the Dark by Brenda Russell

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Present

This pretty box was sitting on my sister's bed.  The light streaming across it through the window blinds made it kind of interesting.

Currently Reading:  The Magic of Black and White

Song of the Day: Adorn by Miguel

Friday, January 11, 2013

Strawberry Creek

Currently Reading:  The Magic of Black and White

Song of the Day:  How will I know by Whitney Houston.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last of the Xmas Decorations

Currently Reading:  The Magic of Black and White

Song of the Day:  Fire to the rain  by Adele.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three Sisters

The fog was thick this morning on highway 12. I was able to grab this shot while waiting for the light to change.  I like the contrast between the tree branches and the fog.  

Currently Reading: The Magic of Black and White 

Song of Day:  Diamonds by Rhianna

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Meditation Bench

This is one of my favorite spots to meditate or relax with a good book.  There is a creek directly to the right with a little waterfall.

I finish reading Canon 7d from great shot to snapshot and I've decided to read a series of ebooks I purchased from Craft and Vision. first on the list is:

The Magic of Black and White by Andrew Gibson

Song of the day:  Give me a Reason  by Luther Vandross

Monday, January 7, 2013

These shoes were made for...

Saw these in a store window.  I can't imagine trying to walk in them.

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d: From great Shots to Snapshots  Chapter 10

Song of the Day:  World on Fire by Sarah Mclachlan

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunset Silhouette

I love Sunsets.

Currently Reading: Canon 7d: From great Shots to Snapshots - Chapter 9

Song of the day:  Don't let the sun go down on me by  George Michael

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Balancing Act

 I was walking along the marina and notice this little guy standing on one leg. 

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d: From Great Shots to Snapshots - Chapter 8

Song of the day:  Fire to the Rain  by Adele

Friday, January 4, 2013

Enjoying the view while waiting for a bite

Mother Nature put on a show out on Grizzly Island today.  These fishermen were enjoying the view while waiting for the fish to bite.  Perfect end to a great weekend.

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d: From great shots to snapshot - chapter 7

Song of the Day:  Tonight  by Jocelyn Alice.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Xmas Deco

This was hanging in the Mezzanine at my office.  I like the contrast between the snowflakes and the background.

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d from great shots to snapshots  chapter 6

Song of the day:  Easier to say goodbye  by Oleta Adams

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 was a good year.

While on my way to lunch today, I notice several people had stop and were taking pictures of the wall of this storefront, so naturally I had to go over and see what deal was.  All I can say is someone had a really good 2012. Cheers,  

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d From great Shots to Snapshots - Chapter 4 & 5

Song of the Day:  Never gonna to give you up  by Barry White

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First Sunset of 2013

First Sunset of 2013,  Taken at Ocean beach.  There were a lot people at the beach today to catch the first sunset of the year.  I was lucky to find a parking spot and capture this just before the sun dip below the horizon.  Happy New Year everyone

Currently Reading:  Canon 7d From great Shots to Snapshots - Chapter 3

Song of the Day:  Swept Away  by Yanni (Live at the Acropolis)