A.E. Graves' old-school blog. Presently: iPhone13 photos; previously: iPhone 7 or 5 photos plus topical posts, migrated Google+ posts (2011 to 2019); earlier: iPhone 1 photos (Jan 2008 - Sept 2012).
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Monday SF Bay Commute
Monday SF Bay Panorama - Cargo Ships
Monday Bay Panorama - Downtown SF
Saturday, January 22, 2022
January in San Francisco can be heavenly
It was in the low 60s Fahrenheit. And for a while, before the wind picked up, it was perfectly still. Like a movie set for a promotional video by the tourism board.
I said aloud, "How can this be January?" and otherwise remarked on the relentless beauty of the day. I feel SO LUCKY to live here. Beyond lucky.
Wide Fine Arts
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Photographing food without styling it
Eventually I'll pull recipes together for a book, and earn the pity of some young food stylist over not having the common sense to ARRANGE noodles.
What? Oh, this is real buckwheat soba in men tsuyu (minced ginger, scallions, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, sake, and water).
Friday, January 14, 2022
Murals at Fort Mason
The murals are fantastic up close - I recommend visiting to appreciate them! They are dynamic; the coordination between the door pieces and the dock wall below is great; and the individual pieces are beautiful (and sometimes rather intimidating, just like actual Thai temples are!).
Someday, I'll have another gallery show, and my friends will think (know) I've lost my mind, because all of my work will be things that have been left outside to oxidize and age as a meditation on the passage of time, and... I will not be understood. But I'll be happy - things like this make me happy. 😊
54 (NOT the studio)
Bubbles of life (sand dollars and similar joys)
This is so delightful, and it is hidden away at the bay-facing side of the Exploratorium to delight people just walking along the public 'shore' path on the piers...
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Bridge Love Graffiti near the Bridge
Late afternoon Cupid
Field of Clover
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Sun cup (orange flavor)
Oval with color
Bird (birb, borb, and floof)
Saturday, January 1, 2022
Golden Couch (filter fun)
I don't know the circumstances that made this couch such a vivid golden mustard color, but the texture is fun to recolor with filters.
(I own both a deep green couch, and separately, a large violet couch, and even though I didn't choose the violet fabric, I'm not in a position to judge people for their yellow-ochre or tumeric latte tastes.)