Friday, January 25, 2008

Rainy Weather


Umbrella reflection.



Tuesday, January 15, 2008

San Francisco movie locations

The "Mrs. Doubtfire" house, located in Pacific Heights. The movie starred Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan.

Micheal Douglas's long driveway in "The Game". This street is actually 'Lover's Lane', along the southern of the Presidio. Mansions in Presidio Heights' are on the left.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Abstract sunset

Moon, stars, sunset and street lights. Abstract color image created by zooming during a long exposure.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Friday, January 11, 2008

Scenes from a train (SF to Palo Alto)

Caltrain trains arriving in Palo Alto station.

Graffiti painted walls, fences and track whizzing by.

Interesting instructions on emergency signage.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wet streets - Jan. 10

Wet streets and bright colorful street scenes.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

San Francisco postcard - Jan. 9

Quintessential San Francisco scene: steep Nob Hill, a taxi, cable car, financial district and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance.
San Francisco Financial District buildings.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

When ants invade - Jan. 8

Ants around their dinner trough chowing down on ant poison. I wonder if I could sell these pictures to Terro, the company that sells this cool stuff.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Bus blur - Jan. 7

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Parked on a Bench - Jan. 6

Relaxing at Alta Plaza Park.

Pacific Heights Mansion - Jan. 6

My favorite Pacific Heights mansion.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Fog - Rain, Jan. 5

Blurred streaks of car lights in the rain and fog shot through a foggy window.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Warm Light ~ Storm Clouds - Jan. 4

After a wind and rain storm had passed through the Bay Area the setting sun cast a beautiful warm glow on the wet streets and wind-blown buildings. You could not help but to stare at the colorful sky and the buildings and the streets, the over-saturated green in the trees and a orange and pink hue on everything. It reminded me of the Texas skies of my childhood with their impending summertime tornadoes and hail storms.

While focusing my viewfinder eastward, opposite the setting sun, on the deep colorful sky, the apartment buildings and the bright yellow strip in the center of the street, a man in a bright red jacket came walking down the street. "Wow, unbelievable timing," I thought. I salivated at the additional color in the frame. "Fantastic" I said to myself. Then just as I composed the image, a red car sped up the street opposite the red coat. The car whizzed by. Snap. "Magnificent!" I yelled.

The saturated color of the stormy skies.

The beautiful cloud-thick sky reflected in my living room window.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Cirque du Soleil - Jan. 2

Marcus, John, Stacy and Suzanne at South Beach Cafe before Cirque du Soleil. Great Pizza! Note: don't order the fondue if you're in a hurry or if you don't trust your table-mates, someone could lose an eye.

Cirque du Soleil tents from our drive-by.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Pacific Heights - Jan. 1, 2008

Old fashion wind indicator on top of a 1930's building in Pacific Heights.

Bike parked on a gate at Alta Plaza Park.

I always think it is very strange right after the official holiday season to see trees tossed to the streets. They're not "Christmas trees" any longer, now they're just trash. "We loved and worshiped you mere hours ago, but now you're a dried-out fire hazard trashing our living room carpet, now get out!" They congregate on street corners and commiserate about their common situation.