A family portrait of my tennis buddy Yoshi and his wife and 3 month old baby girl. We shot some pictures at the Bollinger fountain in San Ramon and then went over to Central Park to get these photographs. The trees were great the lighting was beautiful the family was into it, the only problem was the wind was blowing about 30 mph! But we pushed on with a few breaks for the little one to warm back up. Here are two shots from the day. If you want to see the rest you can view them on my Flickr site.
I wait my turn while a young photographer takes his picture of the second most famous bridge (after the Golden Gate Bridge) in the state just after sunrise. There were a surprising number of tourists and photographers there and at first I was annoyed because I wanted a shot of the bridge with no one there, but when he kneeled down to get his shot I thought this made a very cool photo. Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. So after he moved on, I took the shot below, turns out I like the top one better.
After trying to get the bridge and the ocean in the shot at the same time, I realized that wasn't going to happen, so I scampered across Highway 1 and walked down a dirt access road and kept looking back until I was able to frame up this shot.
While waiting to cross back over the highway to my car, this motorcycle came into view and I thought it would be nice to get a shot of it going across the bridge with the winding Highway 1 off in the distance. Someone told me it reminded …
On the weekend I went aboard the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier and Museum. This was taken standing on the flight deck near the "Island" and looking towards San Francisco in the distance. CV12 is docked at Pier 3 in Alameda near the old Alameda Naval Air Station. You can visit the USS Hornet museum daily or see more at: https://www.uss-hornet.org.
This shot is almost 40 years in the making. I went to college here when it was still called California College of Arts & Crafts. Yes, well before there were computers and most art was still done by hand. Imagine yourself back in 1970 fresh off the farm and in the city trying to learn how to make a living creating art. The faint, maybe not so faint smell of pot hung in the air. Shown above is the path to the library and the bottom picture is the administration building.