World High Temp Overturned!

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

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)…

Point Arena, 2012

We just returned from a super-relaxing trip to Point Arena with most excellent hosts Tom and Julie. In an absolute stroke of genius, we decided not to drive to Mendocino like we always do. Instead, we stayed around the beautiful ocean side home and limited our activities mostly to eating and drinking, interrupted only by…

On Location

Our trip to Death Valley was not strictly for pleasure — we had an ulterior motive. Chris has just made a remarkable meteorological discovery that will be ‘officially’ announced by the United Nations WMO (World Meteorological Organization) later this spring. It’s all very exciting, and helps to explain the film crew trailing him in the…

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! 🙂

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…

Merry Christmas!

We’re having a quiet Christmas this year. Yay! We just shared Christmas kisses with Jeri and Andrew. We are lucky to be able to count them among our very best friends.


There isn’t a lot I can say here that hasn’t been said far more eloquently by Bruce’s friends and family, so I’ll let the images do most of the talking. Kelly and I laughed out loud while looking at these. We hope you will too. You are a big part of the fondest memory of…

Lovely to See you Again My Friend

It really was most excellent to finally see you again, Amy. You obviously haven’t lost your terrific smile or your love of life. I’m delighted to hear that you’re doing so well with your business – Pieh Tool Company. I can’t say I know of another woman with her own line of custom tools and…

More from Wyoming

Some of my favorite shots from our trip. Thanks to all of you. What a great time.

Point Arena, 2011

Thanks Tom and Julie, for including us in your trip fabulous food-filled trip up nort’. The whole weekend was fabulous. Steaks on the grill, shopping in Mendo… But that meal at Cafe Beaujolais was one of the most memorable ever. Awesome.

Warmest Day of the Year

Jim Rowe’s visit is coinciding with some spectacular Bay Area weather. The high temperature in Oakland was only in the upper 50’s, but in the warm sun it felt like 75. Perfect weather for oysters on the pier at the Lake Chalet. Later, we went up to Skyline Ranch to visit with Kelly and Bandit.

Las Vegas

We took a mini-vacation to celebrate a couple of Virgo birthdays. I was too lazy to drag my heavy camera around much, but I did shoot this 12 image panorama of Kellster, Jeff and Wendy at the beautiful Parasol Down at the Wynn.

4∞ and Fabulous!

It’s been far too long since we spent quality time with Andrew, Jeri and the kids. What a wonderful evening. Thank you so much for the great food and fun. Happy birthday sweetie!

Neomorphic Ten Year Reunion

Ten years ago I got a job at Neomorphic, Inc. — a small start-up with a big idea and a fabulous group of individuals who, as a team, definitely got ‘er done. I am extremely lucky to have been part of this amazing team, led by Martin Reese, Cyrus Harmon and Gregg Helt. Thanks to…

Lunch With the Boys

Tom works in the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. Unfortunately, cameras are not allowed anywhere near the place, so instead of taking shots of him in his swanky power office, we settled for Dim Sum at Yank Sing.

Happy Birthday, Tom

As always, a great time. Fabulous food and friends! I managed to get only a few in-focus shots in the pitch darkness at Tom and Julie’s. 🙂

Happy Birthday, Laminator!

Welcome to your fifth decade, Dude. Hard to believe. Don’t listen to Hillary – I love the shirt.  

Jim and Wendy Celebrate in the Bay Area

Our foodie friends Jim and Wendy dropped in while celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss. Congratulations to both of you, and thanks for giving us a reason to visit some of the best the Bay Area has to offer. I’m full now.


I love barter. In trade for some web work, I get days at this fabulous house. This works out great for everyone involved, but the biggest beneficiary is definitely me. Its on trips like this that I am reminded how great my friends are and that I have the most wonderful wife in the world….

Laughing Dogs

Once in a while a friend sends a photo that amazes me. Dave was practicing with his new camera, and managed to capture this cool image of googly-eyed puppies going crazy in the Wisconsin snow. Dave, I’d say this picture proves that some pet-owners do look just like their pets! 🙂

OK – Back to Burma

Now that the Christmas carnage is over, I can finally share another of those “Man, it’s a small world!” moments that happened to us while in Burma. On the eighth day of our trip, we told our guide that we were too tired to go out that night. We said we’d just stay in and…

Highly Motivated People

My Achiever wife and a couple neighbors got up very early this morning to participate in the KFOG Bridge-to-Bridge Run (OK – walk). I don’t know how they do it. I wish I had a fraction of that energy! While Jack and I were just too busy to squeeze in a 7K walk, we did…

25 Years Ago…

thedude and Steve out on a shoot on a clear day in October, 1983. I don’t remember where we got the 4 x 5 camera, but I know Steve got some great results with it. Got more scans, Steve?

Troels and Jesper Do Germany

My circle of old friends is getting wider. Yesterday I received a long e-mail from Troels Nørlem – another old pal from Greenland. What a thrill it is to hear from Troels – the official Thule Air Base Photographer! Sounds like he’s is doing well with his wife and two kids in what he refers…