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 2016 I went to Treasure Island in the Bay with Dean McCoy and Ed Mestre. Then I didn't do a lot of shooting in the Bay Area until I went to Chinatown in San Francisco for a day in June 2016 . After that I went to the Gay Pride Parade. Then I didn't do anything special locally until our camera club visited the 16th Street Station in Oakland in November 2016. 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.
Along the esplanade in Pacific Grove
One of the shots in Pacific Grove
I went there several years ago and photographed the rust on this tractor, but it is better now, and so is my camera.
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.
I cleaned this one up a bit with Topaz deNoise
I was in the Sasa restaurant in Walnut Creek the other night and saw some of these as part of a table top. Used my new iPhone 7 plus to shoot them.
I pass this bench almost every day on my walks, but I never noticed the lichen before.
I was experimenting with a new lens and wanted to try a wide angle landscape with an interesting foreground.
One day I wandered the Embarcadero and saw this guy. I was a pipe smoker for about 20 years, so I was really sympathetic, or even maybe jealous.
It was a wet day but a few of us went out to the back of the station and saw this
In the abandoned 16th Street Station in Oakland.
I really liked this version of the Mexican flag.
I want to Pride Parade today, and one thing I noticed was sympathetic police officers. They were very friendly.
I saw this guy during lunch the other day. iPhone shot
There was a street fair in Danville last weekend and I enjoyed the kids in bubbles
I wandered many alleys that day and here's a shot in one.
Shot thru a dirty window
And only one
In Portsmouth Square in Chinatown
I went to Sausalito with Bob Wehrmeister today. Nice dog.
I've done this bike rack before but I like this shot better. Made with the iPhone
Two figures holding babies or whatever in Hayes Valley
Went to Hayes Valley with Bob Wehrmeister today