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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.

Green and yellow door

Green and yellow door


Gamblers 1

Gamblers 1

In Portsmouth Square in Chinatown


Snoozing in Sausalito

Snoozing in Sausalito


Boat and dog

Boat and dog

I went to Sausalito with Bob Wehrmeister today. Nice dog.


Bikerack shadow

Bikerack shadow

I've done this bike rack before but I like this shot better. Made with the iPhone


Holding baby copy

Holding baby copy

Two figures holding babies or whatever in Hayes Valley


Standpipe shadow

Standpipe shadow

Went to Hayes Valley with Bob Wehrmeister today


Baybridge angle

Baybridge angle

David Grube got me interested in mono. On a trip to Treasure Island with Ed Mestre and Dean McCoy


Peeling paint

Peeling paint

A little help from Texture Effects


Bush and wall

Bush and wall

I experimented again with Topaz Texture Effects to bring out some color.


Bay Bridge and clouds

Bay Bridge and clouds

I sort of liked the sky, and I took the exposure down two stops and then did a three-exposure HDR to really bring out the clouds.


Bay Bridge and tree

Bay Bridge and tree

I worked to get a decent foreground for the bridge, and then experimented with Topaz Texture Effects to pump the sky a bit.


Green Door copy

Green Door copy


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