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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Official!

After 10 years of Andrew’s urging me to go, I will finally embrace the dust.

San Francisco Moonrise

Last night I witnessed what has to be one of the most spectacular sites on planet Earth – the full moon rising on a rare fog-free, 75 degree evening over a sparkling San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Magical! This one’s for you, Carl.

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,…

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….

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…

Trustworthy Simon

Simon Waddington is a neighbor, cat-lover, accomplished paraglider, who works at GoodGuide and very frequent contributes to Google+. I recommend you check him out now.

Tudal Winery

Tudal Winery hosted an event at their winery in St. Helena yesterday. We knew the event would feature excellent wines and food, but when we learned that there was no driving involved, we jumped at the chance!

Friday Night on the Square

Tonight at Jack London Square we saw a man with two chickens, and another man with two chicks! Must be the fez. The more I use the Fuji X100s, the more I like it. It’s already become my go-to camera. It’s small enough to carry everywhere, and as they say, the best camera is the…

Fuji X100s

After reading several glowing reviews, including a couple by professional photographers who gushed about their love for the latest digital rangefinder from Fuji, (at least a couple picked it as their all-time favorite digital camera), I decided to find out what all the fuss was about. So… I am thrilled with the lens quality, sharpness,…

Cambodian New Year

We attended a performance of Cambodian dance in Oakland today. The performances by children of all ages were so beautiful! If you’re looking for more pictures, click here!

Dark Matter, Dark Energy

My first Future Friday talk by an enthusiastic, animated Dr. Alexi Fillipenko was entertaining and informative. It left me with a sense of wonder – as in, I wonder how much of what we think we know about the universe is actually accurate.

Alert the Media!

The paparazzi caught this glimpse of Kellster sporting a sassy new do tonight at Dopo.

St. Patrick’s Day

I didn’t have to look to hard to find some green on this gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day at Tilden Park in Oakland, California! By he way, I don’t normally shoot directly into the sun. When I took this, I was channeling my talented friend Erin, a terrific photographer who has totally mastered the technique.

Fabulous Kellster!

Kelly is absolutely fabulous before last night’s Xenophon Gala. I’ve been staring at this beautiful woman for two days now, and I still cannot believe how lucky I am!

Sundial Bridge, Redding

We’re a long way from the truly spectacular Milwaukee Art Museum, but not all that far from another beautiful Santiago Calatravo design. The Sundial Bridge is a gorgeous and unexpected treasure in Redding, California.  

Angry Bird

Kelly’s beloved Boo isn’t really angry. I think he’s just infatuated with the handsome photographer.

Second Super Sunday

What fun! Great game, even if the wrong team came out on top. We first took a shot like this last year, and decided to do it again in 2013. Looking forward to a third shot in 2014!

Loving Loft Life

Looking to my left… I took another shot at a bit of an angle. It’s amazing how such a minor shift in perspective can create such a major change.