Category: Bay Area

Sports Photography
is Hard

I photographed my first East Bay United Soccer match today. Simon has not had much success shooting his son’s matches with his point-and-click. I explained that you need a long lens, fast shutter speeds and a lot of patience. Great action shots are few and far between. Most of the time, they turn out like Read More


It’s true – the new 5K iMac is mind-blowing. Ii takes just a few minutes on a 5K retina display to realize that there will be no going back. After my boss saw it, I had no trouble convincing him that I could not live without a 5K display at work. So now I’ve been Read More

Five Days Off the Grid

The most amazing thing about this mini-vacation is that I managed to stay completely away from any form of Internet or phone access for more than five days. This may not seem like much of a feat, but I challenge you to try it. Read More

Attack of the Sexagenarians

Lots more pictures from Chris and Scott’s birthday party on my Google+ page. Read More

Happy Birthday to Me!

I cannot thank you guys enough for getting my fifty ninth sixtieth(!) year off to a such a great start. You guys RULE! Chris and Ben, thanks for being the best of all hosts and for opening the door to your beautiful home. Thanks to Peter and Jane for the excellent conversation, the laughs and Read More

Amazing Stuff Happens

Kelly and I visited new friend Curtis spectacular home this weekend to have a look at the Burning Man shots on his 19-foot home theater screen. In case that wasn’t cool enough, Curtis had a scheme to make it even more memorable and amazing. Wow! View more pictures of this awesome evening on Google+, of Read More

Andrew & Jeri’s Dazzling Wedding on the Playa

Surrounded by bees and unicorns, Andrew and Jeri and Ursula and Sophie made it official on Wednesday as the sun set on The Man. With the Reverend Billy presiding, I assure you, this event was more beautiful and spectacular than you can imagine. If you want more, you’ll find a couple hundred high-resolution images from Read More

Richard Lair

My friend Herve had this to say when he saw my shot of Richard. ‟He has a Faulknerian stance, with a sprinkle of twinkling old Mark twain…” Richard is the world’s authority on the Asian Elephant. He has lived in Thailand for most of his life, and has spent much of that time running one Read More

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I Walked Five Miles
to Get This Shot

The eastern half of an icon of the Bay Area is coming down after carrying up to 300,000 cars per day for 77 years. Progress is slow, but this week a gap appeared in the longest cantilevered section, and I decided that this needed to be captured. Luckily, the replacement span has a very wide, Read More

First Keyshot Render

Consider this one a work in progress. The 3D mesh comes from the brilliantly creative mind of Andrew by way of SketchUp. Converted to .3ds format, brought into the amazingly easy-to-use Keyshot, assigned some fun materials (the green is from the microscope I owned as a kid) and clicked render. Fun! Click to embiggen. Read More

Andrew – Master Marbler

Andrew Johnstone – multi-talented muralist, painter, 3D artist, Alameda County Arts Commission board member, and Man designer – will be offering classes on marbling and wood graining. Andrew is undeniably one of the world’s best at this vanishing craft. I’m really hoping to find time in my busy schedule to take his classes. I’d like Read More

Weekend of Love

We spent a perfect three-day weekend in Gualala with a few of our favorite people. We drove up the coast with no firm plans, loaded down with food and booze. We stayed in our pajamas the first day while we waited out a much-needed rain storm, but things got really nice on the second day. Read More

One Man’s Castle

This is Al. I’ve seen Al and his collection of dozens of customized shopping carts moving – ever so slowly – from place to place along my morning commute. I have never seen such a massive collection of well, stuff. Look closely at some of the contraptions he’s built here. I like the functional bits Read More

Bay Bridge Eastern Span at Night

Kelly shot this beautiful video through the open top of our Smart Car after a delicious birthday dinner at Epic. Read More

Bay Bridge Time Lapse

View five years of the construction of the new Bay Bridge in four minutes. Please view at 1080p, full-screen of course! Read More

Kelly at Encuentro

While having dinner outside at our favorite vegetarian restaurant, we heard a rumor that they may be opening a new, larger restaurant a few blocks away. We hope so! A little cropping and a half-stop vignette with Lightroom, otherwise pretty much straight out of my Fuji X100s. Read More

It Took Just 22 Years…

I finally posted my Oakland Hills Fire Video. It took a bit of motivation from Chris Burt, who mentions it in his recent blog about wild fires to actually make it happen. It’s RAW footage, and the Hi-8-poorly-converted-to-DVD quality is pretty horrendous, but some (like Chris) still find it interesting. For me, the video is Read More

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