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McInnis County Park in San Rafael, CA, Facing Mount Tamalpais

The Difference Just 14 Miles Can Make

From time to time I’ve noted, with some interest, the microclimates that abound here in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had an unusual experience, even by Bay Area standards, with how very different these micro climates can be! Just before dinner at my favorite pizza place—Mulberry Street Pizza, in San Rafael, we took a walk […]


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Horseshoe Cove Fog Descends

Of Biblical Proportions…

We frequently walk along the breakwater in the evenings after dinner out. It’s our “us” time—a quiet time in a beautiful area, frequently all alone with the gentle surf, the clanking tack of the sailboats, the barking seals and the caws of the seagulls. Sometimes we get to hear the fog horns in the area […]


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Golden Gate Bridge Early Morning Fog

Driving the 50mm 1.2 L Prime

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve considered this Canon lens as a portrait lens. Not until yesterday did I decide to take it out and push it around in the wild. The lens is amazing—offering a huge range of possibilities. The images, though you will not be able to notice from these small JPEGs, are super […]


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CrumplePop HDR GoPro - 5

I’m Fixin’ to…

That’s what we say in the south when we’re about to do something. I’m fixin’ to go on a video shooting spree—shooting video (with a camera) of everything I can in the bay area. In preparation for this adventure, I’ve been doing some test shots with my 3 cameras: the GoPro, iPhone, and Canon 5Dmk2. I would […]


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Un-retouched iPhone Shot of Sausalito Sunrise

Explosive Sunrise

Yesterday’s sunrise over the bay was without any doubt the most gorgeous sunrise I’ve ever seen. The vortex causing all of the freezing cold weather in the rest of the nation is causing us to get no rain and have a tremendous amount of air pollution. I suspect that air pollution helped create the astonishing […]


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Foggy Sunrise

San Francisco Bay Fog Horns

We went down to Fort Baker to have a short walk. It was night and completely dark. A dense wall of fog had softly crept in under the Golden Gate Bridge. In this short (30 second) iPhone recording, you can hear: a large ship’s fog horn (first sound) followed by the Golden Gate Bridge‘s fog horn […]


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Tim PoBo VIP

I Took It Particularly Hard

Having never been fired or RIFed before, it was very difficult to be told I was “fired” from my volunteer work as a VIP at PoBo (volunteer in the GGNRA park at Point Bonita Lighthouse). [Kidding, of course.] But, with the government back in action, I am happily volunteering again!


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