Granddaughters in Color

I know this is primarily a site for black and white photography, but I DO have a color camera and mostly shoot my grandkids with that. It also has the advantages of being an autofocus [...]

January 14th, 2022|

Scouting Trip to Fort Point

Even though I said I wasn't going to be a den mother for the field trip to Fort Point next Sunday, December 5, I felt I should still go there and gather some useful [...]

November 29th, 2021|

Cloudscape at the Reservoir

Whenever we get a rainstorm, and the skies begin clearing the next day, I head to the reservoir near my home. I put a red filter on my black and white camera to darken the [...]

November 3rd, 2021|

The Carson Mansion

On a recent trip north, I photographed the Carson Mansion in Eureka, California. I'd been wanting to shoot it for years, having seen photos of it on the web. Built in 1885 by lumber baron [...]

September 28th, 2021|

Better Than Posed

I like the defocused background that comes with shooting at wide apertures, but the shallow depth of field means it's tricky to get the exact plane you want in focus to be in focus. That's [...]

September 4th, 2021|

Portraits of a Tailor

Carlos has been my tailor for years, and we see each other often. When he told me he was planning a website for his business, I volunteered to take some photos of him in his [...]

June 28th, 2021|

Roaming the Tenderloin

I know the Tenderloin isn't the most photogenic, or safest, neighborhood in San Francisco. But it borders Civic Center, where I often go to photograph the government buildings and walk up and down Market Street. [...]

May 14th, 2021|

Sunday Afternoon in Martinez

I've visited Martinez many times because it's close, the downtown is picturesque and uncrowded (especially on a Sunday afternoon), and all the picture-worthy sites are within walking distance of each other. Incorporated in 1876 (!), [...]

April 28th, 2021|

Weather Makes the Difference

Before heading out early last Sunday morning, I listened to the local news. The weather report said it would be a warm day, but the Golden Gate Bridge was very foggy. I've photographed the [...]

March 30th, 2021|
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