Category: Loft Life


A couple of these buggers probably eat half of the seed I put out. Anyway, I had no idea how pretty doves are until I saw this shot. Read More

A Little Birdie I
Actually Like

I mostly prefer birds that live outside to those that will live indoors with us – forever, it seems. Here’s one I shot through the living room window. Read More

Walk in the ‘Hood

It’s a warm day. Spring is definitely in the air. Time for me and my camera to take a walk. My respect and sympathy to the families who lost a husband, dad, son. A terrible price. Read More

The First Big Burma
Print is Up!

And it looks a lot better “in person” than it does here. It’s nearly five feet tall – the color and sharpness are excellent, and the metallic Fuji Pearl paper really shines! Move your mouse over the image below to compare my PhotoShop visualization with the actual print on the wall.  Roll over image, click Read More

More PhotoShop Visualization

I have some free time today, (Kelly’s in far-out Fresno) so I’m preparing one of my Burma images for printing. I plan to take advantage of the ridiculously good deals at Elco Labs, and print an image 52 inches tall on metallic paper. I’ll have the poster mounted and hang it on the wall above Read More

High Wire Artist

We don’t see many squirrels in our concrete jungle, so we were pleasantly surprised to spot this little fellow out our second floor window. Read More

Pano of the Day, 2000

Shot on the roof on May 7, 2000. Boy, a lot has changed since then. Rendered with AutoPano Pro – this pano never looked so good. Read More

My Fun, Photogenic Friends and Neighbors

Need I say more? Read More

Sailin’ Shoes

It turns out that all of my shoes have black soles, so I borrowed these from my neighbor Steve for today’s cruise and brunch at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon with John and Laurel. What a gorgeous day!! If you just gotta see more shots from our afternoon cruise, click here. Read More


There was a small fire early this morning in our building’s new restaurant. It looks like a bucket of kitchen rags smoldered for hours before creating just enough heat to cause a sprinkler head to blow in the kitchen area of our favorite eatery. The fire and smoke caused far less damage than the deluge Read More

It’s Olive!

My wonderful friend Olive needed a picture to accompany an article she wrote for a blog, so we went outside with the long lens and had some fun. Read More

MōNO Grand Opening Soiree

The Grand Opening at our favorite new restaurant appeared to be a smashing success. Lots of delicious food, wine and a few of our favorite neighbors. Thanks, Todd and Eloisa! BTW, I went “old school” when I shot these. Just to see what kind of results I could get, I mounted an older Nikkor 50 Read More

Strike a Pose

Olive and an over-abundance of hair products? How could that not lead to some fun? Want more fun? Click here. Read More

Olive (Rubba-Face) Fontaine and Family

Our Dear neighbors brought their parents up to meet thedude and Kellster. What a great-looking group! Read More

MoNo “Soft Opening”

The new restaurant opened its doors for dinner last night. The invitation-only event, held primarily for residents of the building, neighbors and close friends, was a smashing success. I can say without reservation that the food and wine at our new restaurant is excellent. It was also a blast to hang out with some of Read More

New Restaurant, New Camera, New Lens – All Excellent!

I had to work at home today so that I could be here to deal with a few building issues. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I finally had the chance to eat lunch at MōNO – the highly-anticipated new restaurant in our building. I am thrilled to report that everything about Read More

No – This *Really* Sucks

Our car was stolen out of our garage today. We’re trying to convince ourselves that it doesn’t matter. It’s just a car – we’ll get another one. Of course, it’s not that easy. We really liked this car a lot. It’s been reliable and fun for 7 years, and we kept it in immaculate condition. Read More

Last Sunset of 2007 – Updated

If I had know it was going to be this colorful, I would have set up my tripod in advance. That might have prevented the motion blur in the shot on the right. Oh well – the shot isn’t perfect, and well, neither was 2007. Let’s all work to make 2008 a lot better, okay? Read More

More Visualizations – Updated

Our association recently insalled Macassar ebony wood paneling in our lobby, and although the results are striking, the overall effect is a bit darker than we’d imagined. To brighten things up just a bit, we’ll be hanging some sepia-toned reproductions of four archival images that previously hung elsewhere in the building. Before we go through Read More

Oakland Weather

This is odd weather for September 19th. We might get rained on tonight. Unfortunately, what I had hoped for – a huge thunderhead lit by the setting sun – didn’t quite materialize. At least not from this vantage point. Oh well, the pano quite accurately captures what it looked like. Look closely. How many vehicles Read More

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