Musée Mécanique

On my customary weekend trip into San Francisco two Sundays ago, I visited the Musée Mécanique on Fisherman's Wharf. Wikipedia describes it as "an interactive museum of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts. With [...]

June 21st, 2022|

Photos Everywhere at Carnaval

Last Sunday I went into San Francisco to photograph Carnaval. I've done it four times before, and each time I learn something I can apply for next time. The event always yields great [...]

June 2nd, 2022|

The Ferry Terminal

When I have my monochrome camera with me, I'm always on the lookout for good black and white subjects. Heading to a meeting in Marin County, I passed the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and thought, [...]

May 19th, 2022|

Three Artist Portraits

My group of portrait photographers recently got the assignment to photograph artists working in a building in Marin County that's dedicated to artist studios. I visited three artists there, and did environmental portraits of them [...]

May 13th, 2022|

Portraits With a 28mm

I see this topic discussed on photo forums from time to time: Can one make good portraits with a 28mm lens? The most open-minded respondents always say that you can make a good portrait with [...]

April 26th, 2022|

Stepping Back in Time

I have several antique clocks inherited from my father. Some work, some don't. I decided to get one repaired, but finding someone who repairs clocks that are over a hundred years old isn't easy. From [...]

April 12th, 2022|

SF Skyline from Treasure Island Ferry

I got to Treasure Island about 7:30 last Sunday morning. Because I knew the sky would be overcast that morning, my plan was to take some long exposures with a compressed dynamic range. I [...]

March 29th, 2022|

Nighttime at the Refinery

I went with a couple of photo friends to the C&H Sugar refinery in Crockett this past weekend. Our intent was to shoot the refinery at the blue hour, when the building's sign is lit [...]

March 7th, 2022|

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|
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