Monday, May 30, 2022

Ship medley (from my weekday commutes)

I'm very much under the influence of my weekday bay commutes.  I do find ships visually striking, and now see them up-close every day.

Presidio Protea (29 May)


Container ships remain very large (29 May)


Wind for windsports (29 May)

The bay was busy with windsurfers and kite-surfers yesterday.  (Spot the foreground pigeon hiding over the bay...). It was windy enough that a kitesurfer too far away from the water got dragged down the beach and wound up wreaking havoc on picnickers and other windsports fans, who had to trap his kite to end the mayhem.  As my friend M said, the strong winds meant it just wasn't a good day to be an amateur.

Victorian in warm yellow (22 May)

 A visually busy corner that I find charming.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Kansas City Public Service (19 May)

 An attractive streetcar livery, in my view.

Hapag-Lloyd (19 May)

The containers are so nicely autumn-color-coordinated!

Downtown morning, from the Bay (19 May)

 Even at its great height, Salesforce still has the shadows of its neighbors upon it.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Signs of summer


Trimaran trimaran-ing (15 May)

It went unnaturally fast!  I was impressed.  (It often seemed to have just one hull in the water, which looked unbalanced...)

A very red ship (10 May)

SO RED!  It looks great with those clouds in the back.  (The spots are water flying through the air, kicked up by the boat I'm on with assistance from the wind.)

Glamorous entry (8 May)

 In black, gold, and sandstone....

Friday, May 6, 2022

Double Cherry time continues

The leaves are coming in, and the petals are blowing about, so be sure to enjoy them while you can.

Stormy de Mayo


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Little, feral frenemy

It wears a collar, but is the sort of cat that follows you around the yard, stalks you as you garden, rubs against your chair leg if you sit to be pet, but after two strokes it tries to claw your hands off.  (Today I wore heavy garden gloves, so its attack failed!)

SF Bay Textures with filters

The weather hasn't been dramatic enough to dominate my photos, so I'm playing with ordinary lighting, and exotic filters.  They are fun toys.

Ships are so VIVID (May 2)

Not only this ship, but so many of the ships - with bonus colors on the containers. The bold colors - reds, oranges, and vivid greens.  The contrast between the black and white.  It's all very satisfying.  If I could get closer with a medium format camera, my rust and valve studies would be EXCESSIVE.