Category: Bay Area

Proof that Christmas Shopping Doesn’t Have to Suck

Shopping is less stressful when done while tasting spirits at Hangar One. Read More

Crazy Beautiful Wine Country

Our dear friends Ann and Lynne provided the excuse for a trip to the Napa Valley. As it happens, the trip could not have been timed more perfectly. We arrived just in time to witness Mother Nature at her scenic best. Thanks to Lynne, we visited some of the most beautiful wineries we have ever Read More

Eat Real Oakland

Another of the many fabulous food events in Oakland. All images were shot with the fantastic SONY DSC-RX100, and converted from RAW with the powerful RAW Photo Processor using a Kodachrome 64 color profile for extra fun. Read More

Endeavor Fly-Over

The view from outside our office this morning. Bittersweet. Read More

World High Temp Overturned!

Check out the developing news story at Weather Underground. Congratulations, Chris! This is an AMAZIMG achievement. Read More

Lucky Me

Kelly and I walked to one of our local wine tasting rooms this afternoon. We didn’t know it before we got there, but JC Cellars was having a 50% off sale, which is definitely not good for the ol’ pocketbook. I did get this wonderful shot of Kelly though. Does she look great, or what? Read More

A Day at the Races

My friendly neighbor Lynne gave me two free tickets to the Sonoma Indy Grand Prix at Infineon Raceway today. It turns out my best pal Julie is a huge race fan, so she and I took the top down on the Smart Car, and did the short cruise to wine country. We had a great Read More

Andrew’s Largest Work – So Far

I brought the new camera to try and capture the sheer size of Andrew’s latest masterpiece. I think it’s amazing. No matter how many times he explains it to me, I’ll never understand how he does this sort of work. I would not have a clue where to start… Click here for a (5 MB) Read More

First D800 Shots

After a 6 month wait, I finally received my new DSLR. I actually gave up on ever receiving the Nikon D800E, so I settled for the D800. I must say, I’m impressed. The images are absolutely enormous – 7360 x 4912 pixels. I had to reduce the resolution from more than 36 megapixels to 6 Read More

Best Meal in a Glass

This is what Oakland Magazine had to say about the “Baconized” Bloody Mary at Chop Bar. The corned-beef hash was pretty darn good too! Thanks to Grant and Sandy for providing the perfect excuse to over-indulge. Read More

Fourth of July Cruise

We decided to check out the San Francisco fireworks this year. Neither of us has seen them close up for decades, so we braved the fog and bitter cold to sail out on the USS Potomac. The ship parked close to the action for a relatively fog-free show. But the coolest thing about the event Read More

It’s All Happening
at the Zoo

One event we will never miss is the annual Oakland Zoo fund-raiser – “Walk in the Wild”. The adults-only evening at the zoo features fine wine and delicious food prepared by dozens of local eateries. The event also gives us a chance to personally thank some of the largest contributors to our wonderful zoo. We Read More

Happy Anniversary

We’re 2-1/2 months late, but we finally got around to celebrating our anniversary with a day trip to wine country. What a beautiful day. Happy Anniversary, Kellster! Read More

Tornado in Aisle 12 – Full Episode

Boom! thedude’s fire story begins at 28:45. Sorry about all of the annoying ads. I guess it’s the price of fame. Read More

Annular Eclipse!

Despite Chris’ predictions, the world did not come to an end, and the steaks were delicious. Read More

Another Sunday, Another Horsie

Meet another of Kelly’s pals from the Xenophon herd – Starlight. Read More

That’s Just Dandie

Kelly poses with one of Xenophon’s newest therapy horses on a beautiful Sunday morning. Oh – Kelly likes this shot too. Something about Dandie’s ears being pricked. Read More

Yeah, We Felt That One

Definitely. Read More

Super Sunday

I feel bad some times about ordering my subjects to pose for my shots, but after I see the results, I’m usually pretty sure they will want to see them too. What fun. Thanks to all of you! Thank you Kelly, for putting the whole thing together. You are da bomb! 🙂 Read More

James Was Here

OK – I’ve been feeling kinda bad. My pal Jim visited for a week, and, despite great conversation, great weather and meals at places like Haven, Sea Salt and of course Chop Bar, I took a grand total of one photograph. With a cheap-ass point-and-click. I guess it could have been worse – I could Read More

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