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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 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, 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.

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.


Sasa5

Sasa5

I cleaned this one up a bit with Topaz deNoise


Sasa3

Sasa3

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.


Bench

Bench

I pass this bench almost every day on my walks, but I never noticed the lichen before.


Juvenile Heerman's gull

Juvenile Heerman's gull

I was experimenting with a new lens and wanted to try a wide angle landscape with an interesting foreground.


Pipe smoker

Pipe smoker

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.


Columns

Columns

It was a wet day but a few of us went out to the back of the station and saw this


Ceiling

Ceiling


Photographer

Photographer


Triangle

Triangle


Doorway

Doorway


Medallion

Medallion

In the abandoned 16th Street Station in Oakland.


Checking phone  during Pride parade

Checking phone during Pride parade


Butterfly woman

Butterfly woman


Yellow face

Yellow face


Mexican flag

Mexican flag

I really liked this version of the Mexican flag.


Two cops

Two cops

I want to Pride Parade today, and one thing I noticed was sympathetic police officers. They were very friendly.


Flamingo

Flamingo


Respectable  in Pride parade

Respectable in Pride parade


Happy tomato

Happy tomato

I saw this guy during lunch the other day. iPhone shot


Kids in bubbles

Kids in bubbles

There was a street fair in Danville last weekend and I enjoyed the kids in bubbles


Three windows  in Chinatown

Three windows in Chinatown


Standpipe and bricks

Standpipe and bricks


Four faces

Four faces


Man and wall

Man and wall

I wandered many alleys that day and here's a shot in one.


Hand and feet

Hand and feet

Shot thru a dirty window


Purple bucket

Purple bucket


One English word

One English word

And only one


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