Category Archives: Picture a Day

A Walk Through Chinatown

I’m trying to branch out and explore (of course with a camera) the many varied neighborhoods around the city.  Today I decided to take a stroll through Chinatown. Most photos of the area that I like have been taken at night. I decided to give the daytime a try…..came back with very few images. A nighttime visit is definitely called for.




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Dinner plus sunset minus the moonrise

My friends called and invited me to dinner this evening. I grabbed a camera and went to meet them. I guess we technically could be celebrating Bastille Day but we went to a steak restaurant (delicious) and not to anyplace French (as if we would have gotten in).  The camera I grabbed was the XZ-1 as I am still working on learning it and it is small enough to put in my pocket (yes, it was a big pocket). I arrived a few minutes early and had a seat at the bar.

So, I do have the obligatory photos of lemons, limes and my gin and tonic. And yes, I do have a picture of Angela and Jason with the dark red restaurant walls making them look a bit sunburned. Always a little weird in the summer to finish dinner and still have be so light.  But it was eight o’clock so the sun should have been starting its rapid descent. Chrissy Field seemed to be calling my name to watch the sunset. The wind was blowing so hard I really did need to wait in the car and and hang out until the sun to dipped low enough to not completely blow out any exposure. Well when the wind blows fog does follow….but thankfully tonight it stayed pretty clear and the fog hovered in one small area over the Marin Headlands. I got some reasonable shots and decided to head towards Fort Point to get closer to the bridge only as I got closer the light got much worse.

After I turned around to head back home…..I was astonished and dismayed as I realized I was looking completely in the wrong direction this evening!  Looking back toward the city there was an amazing moon rising and it was still not too bright and it was well below the top of the tall buildings. I will have to live with that picture n emblazoned in my brain because I was driving and there was no place to stop and pull over. I drove around looking for another amazing vantage point, but sadly I had missed the photo op. I need to look up the moonrise information for tomorrow and maybe have another go at it!


I’ve added a larger version of this image in the Golden Gate Gallery.



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Daily Vision

I’ve decided to start this blog after thinking back to 2010 and a daily photo project that I embarked on. I found a sensational website called Blipfoto which is a picture a day/blog community. I made it through nine full months and then one night in October I fell asleep early and missed my picture for that day. It led me to take a break from the project and I regret doing that. My photography definitely suffered. I also, very surprisingly, enjoyed the blogging aspect of the project. So, I thought I would get my new blog started with a gallery of some of the shots from Daily Vision my Blipfoto journal




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