Sunset at the Palace of Fine Arts

Sunset at the Palace of Fine Arts

I return again to San Francisco in today's post - a gorgeous sunset at a gorgeous location, the Palace of Fine Arts.  Oh, and I walked nearly 18 miles that day.  Whew!  Read on and enjoy the pics my friends!  

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A walk through Haight Ashbury

A walk through Haight Ashbury

Ah, San Francisco - full of beauty and interestingness and some weirdness, too.  Yep, the City by the Bay has a few spots that are a little different, and today I transport you to one of them.  This is Haight Ashbury, which was at the center of the hippie counter-culture revolution way back in the 1960's.  A lot has changed since then, but you can still feel the vibe in this most interesting district in San Francisco.  Enjoy!

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Driving Highway 1

Driving Highway 1

I recently drove up a large part of Highway 1 in California, making stops in some of the iconic, wonderful, and always photogenic spots along the way.  I started in San Simeon and made it through Big Sur and Carmel, ending in the Fort Bragg and Mendocino area.  Here are 25 photos that illustrate the beauty I witnessed!

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San Francisco in blue and gold

San Francisco in blue and gold

I'm a big fan of the city of San Francisco, and always enjoy my visits to the City by the Bay.  I also love the Ferry Building there, and that's the main subject of today's post.  I caught a wonderful blue hour there one morning on my last visit, as well as some other cool shots from a sunset or two.  Take a look at this collection of 12 pics and enjoy!

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A bit of this and that from San Francisco

A bit of this and that from San Francisco

I love San Francisco - it's really a beautiful city.  I spent a week there recently, and was lucky enough to get out a few times with the camera (and the prime lens) and fire away.  Here are 26 photos that give you a good idea of what I was looking at - and shooting at, of course.  Enjoy the tour!

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San Francisco scenes

San Francisco scenes

San Francisco is a lovely city, and a great one for photography.  Today's post is a little tour of a few spots that I have photographed there on my travels.  A little bit of this and that, if you will.  Take a look and enjoy the tour!

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Old photos, new results

Old photos, new results

Do you ever go back and re-process photos that you have previously shared? I do that sometimes, and find that it's a great creative exercise.  But recently, I HAD to go back and re-create an old photo for a client, and it took me forever to make it look like how it looked when I first processed it, about 5 years ago.  And so I learned a lot in the process - and I am sharing those learnings and my observations in today's post.  Have a look!

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A visual tour of Grace Cathedral

A visual tour of Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral in San Francisco is just incredible.  Today's photo essay is a collection of 10 photos and 1 painting that summarize my visit there...and a little story about luck, perseverance, and why you should always tell the truth.  Be sure to add this place to your list if you are planning a trip to San Fran!

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Going prime-al in San Francisco

Going prime-al in San Francisco

Today I share some thoughts on a new lens - a prime lens, no less.  It's way out of character for me, but it's an awesome little tool to add to the arsenal.  Oh and did I mention it's a Leica?  Well, it is, sort of.  And it takes great photos.   I just show up and it does all the work.  Well, not exactly.  I do a little more than show up.  But hey, showing up is half the fun!  Click on in and check out 22 photos that I have for you today!

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Cupid's Span

Cupid's Span

Cupid's Span is an interesting (and large!) sculpture along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, CA - well worth a visit to this part of a fabulous city!

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