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Semper Gumby

Some photographers say that you should come up with your photos on the spot without any preconceived ideas. But I think that having some sort of outline or framework of what you want to shoot can be a helpful just as longs you don’t go into a situation with a rigid plan without being able [...]

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Thinking about firepower

(Camera: Canon EOS 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1.250th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) In the movie “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009),” as in its predecessor “Night at the Museum (2006),” a mystical talisman brings every museum artifact to life. In one scene, Rodin’s most famous bronze sculpture “The [...]

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Weather or not

Rain had been forecast on the day of our San Francisco trip, but we decided to take a chance anyway. We were quite surprised when we were greeted with partly cloudy skies and relatively warm temperatures. Even traffic was unusually light, moving along briskly at the speed limit. It was about 10:30 am when we [...]

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Dearest mummy

In baseball it’s called going to “the show” when a player goes up to the major leagues. When a local player is called up to the majors, hometown fans often show a great interest and follow his career. In similar fashion, former Stockton mummy, Iret-net Hor-irw was a very popular attraction at the Haggin Museum. [...]

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Sleeping with the fishes

Anchovies swim in their enclosure at the Aquarium by the Bay in San Francisco (Camera: Canon EOS 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/13th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200). “…Under the sea, under the sea Darling it’s better down where it’s wetter Take it from me Up on the shore they work all day [...]

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Night lights

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent Van Gogh (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 70-200mm @ 170mm. Exposure: 1/125th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 200) In most towns, when the [...]

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Mirror, mirror

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 70-200mm @ 170mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) The Hyatt Regency hotel along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, features an cavernous asymmetrical geometric interior. The indoor courtyard has a large spherical metal tube [...]

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Windows vista

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) Through the Aquarium of the Bay’s clear tunnel I saw these divers cleaning the arched acrylic walls from the outside (or maybe the inside, depending on your point of view). I wonder if they use Windex or Glass Plus?

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Swimming with the fishes

“The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.” -  Orson Welles (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/40th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/60th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: [...]

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That’s entertainment

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 16-35mm @ 16mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 400) Near Fisherman’s Wharf, on Pier 45, was the Musee Mechanique. It claims to have the largest collection of antique arcade games. I remember playing some of them (or ones like them) as a kid. My children were fascinated at the [...]

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