Sunday, December 8, 2019

Reflections (at closing day of Noguchi & Hasegawa show)

Noguchi was known for his creative take on traditional paper lamps, and I like reflections, so this little collage seems like a fitting summary of closing day at this great exhibit at the Asian Art Museum.

Lily pads of light

The leaves of Victoria amazonica are lit beautifully in the Conservatory of Flowers by night.

Conservatory by night

The Conservatory of Flowers here in San Francisco is fantastic by day, and recent lighting installations make it interesting in new ways by night!

The building came from a kit, was a gift to the City, and is now the oldest wooden conservatory in the U.S.   The plants inside span multiple climate zones (I like the cool, misty, high altitude room especially), and are very well cared for.  

Violet undertones

I just like the colors.

I love blue lights

I have a program to help me make long exposures, but it doesn't work as reliably as simply being jittery. :)

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Digital patterns from a photograph

You'll be able to say you knew me before I was sent off to the Home for the Easily Amused, Pattern Division.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Feeling festive

I'm playing with Mirrorlab on my Chromebook with photos I just made of some ornaments, and am perhaps having too much fun?

As if there is any such thing as too much fun with photography...

Monday, December 2, 2019


Unexpected rose over the Bay...

Between rain clouds

As a child of one of the many droughts here in California, I still find rain NOVEL.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Topped up tower (South Van Ness)

The construction site just across the street from it has broken ground as well...  It's strange to see such tall buildings where low rises have been for decades.

Lines of pigeons

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Enhanced SF (from afar)

The phone filter is really working on enhancing that ridge line, isn't it?  This is a zoomed in view of the SF skyline from near where the Bobcat Trail meets the Marincello and Miwok Trails.

Looking South from within the Headlands

This is from the Bobcat Trail.  You can see the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge peeking up on the left; Sutro Tower in the center of SF in the left third, and the shore all the way down to Pedro point in Pacifica in the right at about 80% across.

Above Marin

My friends were up for an easy hike, so I suggested we walk Tennessee Valley.  It's a gorgeous part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (, and relatively flat.  It's been years since I've been there, but it is a lovely place. So, off we went.

We parked near the GGNRA Tennessee Valley sign, started off at a trailhead, and and then walked up, up, and more up while I marveled at how I didn't recognize anything at all.  Was it because I had biked in?  Was it because it had been so many years?  And where did all these stairs come from?

We weren't on the Tennessee Valley trail: we were climbing up the Oakwood Meadow Trail (which isn't for bikes, which led me to believe I'd just skipped it), all the way to this view on the Alta Trail.

It was worth it, this view.  Only because my friends forgave me.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Dusk blue

Rosy sunset sky

The air quality has been miserable since the fires, but there are consolations.  Colorful consolations.

Masonry meander

This gave me a flashback to something I designed, but this is BUILT and quite nice.  The stone colors are subtle.  I hope the verticals light up at night!

Applied Wall Art, Lower Haight

A bit of freestyle stickering.  I'm sure there's a term for this that I'm not fancy enough to know, specific to having-the-shapes-cut-out-like-appliqué.

Lower Haight Murals 6

(I have a panorama of this wall as mural 5, but it exceeds my post size.)

Nice lettering.

Lower Haight Murals 4

More really great stencil work.  Super talented artists!