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California College of the Arts

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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.

Skip Kuebel, Photographer skiptown@comcast.net

A day on The Rock

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I've lived near San Francisco most of my life and had never taken the Red & White cruise to Alcatraz, although I had always wanted too, but it never worked out. Alcatraz started out as a Civil War era fort, then military prison and finally a Federal Penitentiary, for the worst of the worst, including Al Capone, the Birdman of Alcatraz, Machine Gun Kelly and more.

When I was around 9 years old 3 convicts had escaped the island while we were visiting the city and were never heard from again. Most thought they were drowned and carried out to sea due to the cold water, powerful currents and rip tides that the bay flushes out to sea daily. But... they are not 100% sure they didn't make it. The man-hunt had always captured my imagination, so I throughly enjoyed my day on The Rock! :D I used NIK filters and OnOne software plus Lightroom on these.



Skip Kuebel, Photographer skiptown@comcast.net

USS Hornet CV-12

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Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet on Flickr

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.

Skip Kuebel, Photographer skiptown@comcast.net

Touchin'Up Photo Shoot

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Photo shoot at Touchin' Up – Hair Color Bar. They specialize in hair color touch-ups at the San Ramon store. Here are 3 of the technicians on Opening Day of the store. Learn more about Touchin' Up at touchinup.com. See more from this photo shoot on my SmugMug account at: https://skiptown.smugmug.com/TouchinUp/Grand-Opening/.

Skip Kuebel, Photographer skiptown@comcast.net