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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mason Street Revisited

The very first post on this blog features a shot of these same buildings on Mason Street in San Francisco. When I had a chance to spend part of a morning in that city last week, I wanted to revisit the location and try again. That’s not because I am  disappointed in that old photo. […]

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The Glamour Of Travel

I like to imagine that whoever threw away this perfectly serviceable suitcase just gave up.  No more TSA gropes, scanners and inspections. No more scrounging for overhead space or getting slammed by the seat in front of you. But realistically, somebody probably just got a newer, better luggage set.

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Monopoly Man Graffiti

I suppose that’s Mr. Monopoly on the left, formerly known as Rich Uncle Pennybags (and informally but widely known as the monopoly man or the monopoly guy). Apart from that it is a lot of black and yellow. I waver between finding it striking and thinking it somewhat static.

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Swinger

Can you smell the zeppole, fried Oreos, and sausage and pepper heros? Because I was standing right next to the booths that sold them. Our parish bazaar was this weekend. We did the rides first, then went inside for various games involving bean bags and hitting targets. When we went back outside on our way […]

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Most Happy Photo – Fella Alley

For the second time in a month, I flew across country for a court appearance that the court postponed at 2pm the day before.  So I had some time Friday morning to walk around San Francisco before flying home. While flying home and exploring instagram using in-flight internet, I discovered that Justin Balog of Light […]

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San Rafael Arcangel

This is a detail from the mission at San Rafael, North of San Francisco. Unfortunately the original mission buildings were all destroyed, so this structure and those surrounding it — although pretty — do not have the historical significance one might expect. Saint Rafael is an archangel, one of three named in Roman Catholic tradition. […]

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Wood Eye?

I first shot the Kong Kee Food Corp. loading platform from the other side. Then I walked around and decided that two views were better than one.  It is not just the graffiti, which for some reason I found less interesting once I noticed the same 2 words written on the fence in front of […]

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Van Guard

It appears that my latest challenge, when shooting a building and attempting to get straight lines at right angles and level horizons, are streets that are not level. In such an image the building can be level yet the incline of the street will make it look askew.  Add in a touch of lens distortion […]

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In Pursuit Of Ecological Sustainability

Steps to becoming a SoHo environmentalist: Buy a good book, or maybe take a course where one is assigned. Gaining Ground: In Pursuit Of Ecological Sustainability (edited by David Lavigne) should do well. Read enough of the book to learn some impressive buzz words. Use what you learned at cocktail parties and rallies. Complain that the […]

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bacon*

I do not know if UPS just parks some trucks on the roof, or if the entire garage and all of these bays are one big UPS depot. I do know I had a heck of a time trying to pick the right line for the horizon, because it appears that the road is on […]

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Bush Tower

I took this photo because of the older building in the foreground, which is Bush Tower.  But now the most interesting element to me is the building reflected in the glass building in the back. Busy day today, so I’m setting this post up the night before and have little time to research and figure out what it is. […]

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Back to Back

Just something light and a bit silly today from Times Square. This is the statue of George M. Cohan that sits not far from the TKTS booth for discount theater tickets.  I waited a few moments hoping for an interesting juxtaposition between his profile and the animated billboard behind it, and it was not long […]

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Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound

Every time I publish am image with train tracks in it I think of Johnny Cash, but when I review my song library, which has quite a lot of the Man in Black in it, I rarely find something with a title or lyric that ends up feeling appropriate for the image. In fact, this […]

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Customs House Under Golden Gate Bridge

If you search for “house under golden gate bridge” on Google, you will find a few other images of this house, even on the main search page, and all of the pages refer to it as a customs house, but none of them have any history or information. So if you then search for “customs house […]

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