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Here are some pictures from various places in the Bay Area. Mostly I've been going around the area with my Sony a6000 and having fun. In January 2017 I went back to Forest Home Farms in San Ramon, which I haven't been to in about five years and made a few shots, and in February went to the Chinese New Year celebration again. This time I first went to the festival on Grant Street, then to Portsmouth Square to see some of the locals, and then to the Market Street area to shoot some of the people getting ready. When the parade started I went home. In March I spent a day in Pacific Grove, making images for a PSA presentation, which, in fact, I will not use in the presentation. In May I went to Carnaval in San Francisco and practiced shooting with my longest lens (200 mm) opened as wide as possible to blur the background, with moderate success. Then in June our club had a scavenger hunt in Benicia and I made a few fun shots there.

Water glass

Water glass

In a Chinese restaurant a few blocks from home


Funky door

Funky door

I've shot a lot of doors like this in Mexico and Europe but this one is in Benicia.


Leading line

Leading line

This is from a wonderful wall where I made a lot of exposures.


Close up

Close up

Part of the scavenger hunt


Practice #3

Practice #3


Practice #2

Practice #2


Practice #1

Practice #1

In late May I went to the San Francisco Carnaval to practice shooting people using my 18-200 mm lens at 200 mm or so and at f/5.6 to blur the background.


Stair building

Stair building

On the way to Carnaval.


Seals and flowers

Seals and flowers

Along the esplanade in Pacific Grove


City Hall

City Hall


Curved stair

Curved stair


Captain's Castle

Captain's Castle


Green house

Green house


Pink house

Pink house


Colorful entry

Colorful entry


Rust-colored house

Rust-colored house


Door

Door


Window

Window

One of the shots in Pacific Grove


Lion dance cubs

Lion dance cubs


Going to the parade

Going to the parade


Portsmouth Square card player

Portsmouth Square card player


Admiring the tiger

Admiring the tiger


Tractor lamp

Tractor lamp

I went there several years ago and photographed the rust on this tractor, but it is better now, and so is my camera.


Glass house

Glass house

At the end of January I went to Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. This is the Glass house, the major feature of the park.