Back in October 1995, I spent a day in San Francisco with my friend Julie. I’m pretty sure we both had a good time, although to be honest I don’t remember all the details of our rather haphazard excursion. Luckily I wrote about that day in my journal. I did take pictures, but my photography skills weren’t the greatest and […]
Six months ago, back in February, when I was still working my way through my dad’s old color slides for Memory Monday, I shared a bunch of images from the 1978 road trip I took with my mom and dad to British Columbia. At the time I mentioned that although I hadn’t shot any photographs myself in 1978, I did have some […]
Folsom Lake is considered an urban reservoir, and there are plenty of sumptuous homes perched on the hills above its shores. Still, if you want to “get away from it all,” whether on the water or on the bank, tranquil spots abound.
It may sound odd, but as I stood on the passenger deck of the ferry Eureka, docked near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, I kept thinking about Jack London. What came specifically to mind was the first part of the novel The Sea Wolf (1904), where the narrator vividly describes being aboard the ferry Martinez, which collides with another ship […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Big and Small. You can have big and small objects in the same photo. Or you can have at least one photo of a very large item and one photo of a very small item in your photo. What I am looking for is great contrast. Big: The scow schooner Alma, built in 1891, docked at Hyde Street […]
(Images 1 and 2 courtesy of the Big Guy, who took them for me in between catching fish.)
I’ve already posted about the day I spent in the Delta on a boat looking for bass — my response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Quest, is here, and there are plenty of other Quests to be found here. But it occurred to me that riding in a bass boat, capable of traveling upwards of 50 miles per hour over the water, is something that a lot of people probably haven’t done. I thought it might be fun to try and share the experience, or at least some of it. I don’t have a GoPro camera, just my phone. And trust me, I was hanging onto it for dear life! I hope you enjoy the video.