Janet and Kelly

Janet and Kelly at Jack London’s Wolf House on a beautiful day in Glen Ellen.

Isleton and Locke

I visited a part of California I never knew existed with the Johnstone Clan. What a great day it was… Built by the Chinese early in the 20th century, Locke, California is 14 acres of quaintness. The main drag – about three blocks long – is a hodgepodge of rotting and twisty woodwork – an…

Andrew

The first of what I hope will be several shots of my favorite genius in one of his many workspaces. I didn’t realize when I shot it, but at 70 images, this is the highest resolution image I ever made. It would print beautifully ten feet wide. I’d like to see that. The featured image…

Happy Birthdays!

Jack and Tres are two of my favorite subjects, and their colorful, wildly-decorated loft is certainly one of the most interesting locations I know of. Happy Birthdays to a couple of wonderful people!! The rest of the evening’s images can be viewed here.

What Just Happened?

We went into it prepared for the worst, but as the energy and the volume level in the arena swelled into a raging torrent, we were swept into the madness. When it was over, we were utterly drained. Stunned. WTF? Of course, none of this diminishes the fact that our beloved team got more than…

Most High Mollusk

I don’t like to post sad news on thedude.com, but I cannot ignore the untimely loss of my long-time friend, JimmyD. Suffice it to say that my memories of him and the amazingly great times we had over the last 50-odd years will live on forever. I know that all CLAMs will remember JimmyD forever…

Welcome 2016

May the coming year bring lots of love, good health and prosperity to you and yours! Cheers!

Joanna Makes Paper Art

Talented friend and neighbor Joanna has started to produce a series of woven paper pieces. They range in size from approximately 20 x 30″ down to about 10″ x 10″. They’re meticulously made and very cool. They look best when displayed as a group, so you can’t buy just one. πŸ™‚ Joanna has a web…

Wendy and Jeff

Our dear friends Wendy and Jeff – two of the dorkiest loveliest friends you could ever hope to have. We’re lucky to have them in our lives. More fun here!

Bruce & Catharine and Blogging Again

After some well-deserved taunting from the Kellster, I took a long look at my blog to see if I could get excited about blogging again. After some searching, I found a WordPress plugin that will make posting image galleries like the one below much easier and this nice-looking theme by Anders NorΓ©n. Both make me…

That was Fun

Lots of wine and food. Perfect weather. Good times.

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…

Richard Lair

My friend Herve had this to say when he saw my shot of Richard. β€ŸHe 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…

Happy Birthday Baby!

Austin Powers celebrates the big seven-oh with a bunch of old hippies at Urban Legend.

Grillin’ with the Gang

Chris and Ben prepared pork AND lamb for last weekend’s feast. I’m trying out settings on the Fuji X100s. Hope you like the “HD” aspect ratio. These were shot with the Film Simulation mode set to “Pro Negative, High Contrast”. Now, I usually (always) shoot RAW, but it turns out that there are some advantages…

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.

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.

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!

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…