Kelly shows off her cute new haircut during our trip to the city on the always enjoyable Oakland-San Francisco Ferry. Destination – One Market. My lamb dish was fabulous, as were all of the appetizers and the desserts. Everyone liked the unique chick pea fries with garlic aioli, too. The restaurant offers a $29 prix
Our friend Greg stopped by tonight. He gave us the scoop on the wine business in the central valley and joined us for salty prawns at Le Cheval. Nice to see you, Oh Grape One. We especially love the suit, Baby! (I’ve got news for you – you’re not fooling anyone.
It’s worth taking a second look at this. I looked at it again today, and am still completely amazed by the fact that our eyes can be so badly fooled. (I even had to open the image in PhotoShop before I was completely convinced.) If you like this mind-bending illusion, you’ll find many more here.
My favorite coworker and most excellent friend Ali does have crabs – of the Dungeness kind – and lots of them. And lucky for us, she wants to share. You see, I created a little web site and a one-page flyer for her parents to help them sell their house. They did sell – and
It tuns out that Hangar 1 Vodka really is distilled in a hangar – hangar number 22 on the abandoned Alameda Naval Base, to be exact. The distillery is situated in the hangar with the best possible view of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge through their huge windows. They pour 12 different spirits for
The owners of Andrew and Barbara’s loft will be painting over this awesome example of Andrew’s skill as a muralist. Andrew has a better understanding of perspective and of how to fool the eye than anyone I’ve ever known. His work is amazing. You can’t see it here, but Andrew even took the time to
Andrew and Barbara still have a lot of work to do, but they have come a l-o-n-g way on the road to making their new house into a home. Their beloved neon casts a warm glow into the living room – definitely a “good sign”. The walls and ceilings have been patched and sport a
I was looking at my Carnaval pictures again, and came across this shot. I’m not entirely sure what this guy is supposed to be. A mosquito? Some sort of green and red fish-thing? (Probably a mosquito, I guess… Ideas?) I do love the shot, though. He seems to be having such a great time… 🙂
It turns out that one of the greatest things about my new camera is the way it integrates with PhotoShop CS2. The RAW (NEF) file import tool is loaded with goodies. Below are just a few… Starting on the left above, you can see that CS2’s NEF import tool includes the usual white balance adjustments.
San Francisco’s Carnaval celebration is an eyeful! Women (and a few men) of all ages, shapes and colors get a chance to cut it loose and strut they stuff – much to the delight of this photographer! Oh my! I had to deal with direct sunlight when shooting these, so I used the camera’s low
It’s difficult to get a shot of this image without glare, but you get the idea. This was printed 40 inches wide from one of my tulip images without any fancy footwork at all. Just a tiny levels adjustment and unsharp mask in PhotoShop. Pictopia did the rest. It looks fantastic – much better than
Oh well, another excuse to eat, drink and take people pictures… Evidently, these are three things I really like to do. (See below.) Congratulations once again to Dorothy and Frank – my favorite In-Laws. Fifty years. That really is quite an accomplishment. More fabulous photos here.
Last night we had the pleasure of meeting Professor Perry Samson – the founder of weatherunderground.com and his wife Deborah over another delicious Thai meal at Chris and Ben’s. Jerry Alexander provided a few bottles of superb wine, which flowed as smoothly as the conversation. We celebrated Don and Jum’s recent marriage and wished that