Thursday, January 31, 2008

Just the tiniest bit of color...

A little bit of color

It started raining shortly after this, and then it was just yucky for the rest of the day.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sometimes, you just gotta look up...


I walked out of the house this morning prepared for the daily drag, and what did I catch, but this site.

I love that moon, and the condensation trail from a previous plane, combined with the jetliner coming into SFO were just the perfect composition.

Monday, January 28, 2008

A composition with trees...

Tree Composition

A clear day today, and I just started taking pictures whereever I was. This one I like particularly -- the trees fit together really nice in this composition.

By the way, this is my 365th post!!! That's right folks, I've officially been dumping my crap on you for a whole year. Can you believe it?

I'm not at all sure that I can -- this is the longest streak of doing anything daily that I've ever done (that didn't involve dying if I dropped the ball).

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Closet Cleanout

Closet Cleanout

One of the side effects of losing weight is the closet cleanout. Caryn has lost almost 30 pounds and I'm starting to drop a little too. We cleaned out our closet of clothes that didn't fit anymore, and we are putting them together for a trip to one of the many "recycling" charities.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Tossing the stick

Tossing the stick

There are a bunch of dogs at Crissy field that LOVE to chase sticks into the surf. I loved the view of this kid getting ready to toss it to the dog, who is at least twice as big as he is.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rainy and Dark -- but colorful...


Big rain storm in the bay area today. Wet roads, not much light.

Still, street lights, stop lights, etc, make for nice color...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008



Wave versus rock.

Taken at Pescadero beach last weekend, before the ugly stuff started to fall around here.

It's rainy season, so you'll likely see pictures taken at something approaching weeklong intervals, then meted out one a day for a while.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Con Trail

Con Trail

Looked up while walking in a forest and saw this condensation trail behind a pretty low-level airplane. This was quite a way from the airport (probably about 45 miles from the nearest one, which would have been San Jose).

Monday, January 21, 2008

BOB: South Tower -- OOPS!!

BOB: South Tower

A nice view of the Big Orange Bridge's south tower, as taken from Lincoln road in the Presidio.

Oops. It turns out that I already posted a picture from this same exact spot.

So, as an offer of contrition -- here's another picture -- this one of Lands End taken from a spot about 1/4 of a mile from the previous shot.

Lands End

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pilot's Row

Pilots Row

These houses are in The Presidio at the northern tip of San Francisco. Built in the 30s to house pilots who flew out of Crissy Field, they sit directly across from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bright Red Berries

Red Berries

The color is so lush here. I also like the juxtaposition of the marina through the bush.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Pink Church on the edge of Golden Gate Park

Pink Church

This church is on 19th street (aka Hwy 1) about a block south of the entrance to Golden Gate Park. The cross on the top is beautifully lit at night (one of these days I'll try to get a night shot of it).

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Free Parking...

Free parking!

Went downtown on a picture taking journey.

I found this view walking down from the Philo Farnsworth Lab (where Television was invented). Since it was Sunday -- the parking was free!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

... (ellipsis)

The Elipsis building...

I saw this building and thought -- something follows this, but I ...

Seriously, the scaffolding around this building in downtown SF made for a fairly interesting sight.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Some fungus among us...

Fungus among us

A patch of mushrooms growing at the base of a tree near the bay. Interesting looking, but probably deadly.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rocks at the shore

Rocks at the shore

Walking along the shore on the western edge of the bay, I caught this view of these rocks. I liked the colors, the shapes, the light, etc...

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Pine Cone


Amazing how a little green and a little brown come together in nature. Texture, color, and contrast, all together.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Oyster Point Inn Towers

Oyster Point Inn Towers

Wet rainy overcast day -- so I'm showing more shots from my run to Oyster Point Inn yesterday.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The view through Dominicks...

Through Dominicks

Dominick's is a great little restaurant attached to the Oyster Point Inn just down the street from my office. This beautiful little spot makes for some interesting pictures.

This is actually their banquet hall, with the bay and the marina behind it.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

The last doggie picture for a while -- I promise!!

The two doggies

Ziggy got groomed today, and I caught them on playing and got them to look up at the camera at the same time.

Yeah, I know, this is supposed to be the San Francisco Bay Area photo blog, not the "Franson's Dogs" photo blog. The year is early -- it will get better...

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Storm Damage

Fallen Tree

On our way to take Clayton back to Davis I saw this downed tree.

The picture speaks to finality -- the old tree fallen in the cemetery, the old stones askew and the interplay between them.

Friday, January 4, 2008



Ok, now that you've seen the title, you won't be able to look at the picture without thinking about Ziggy catching your eye as you walk in the room, and cooly saying "'Sup?"

Just too funny...

And for equal time -- here's a nice picture of our perfect young lady papa-poo...

Why are you always taking my picture?

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Resolution -- day 1

Resolution -- Day 1

Not *my* resolution, mind you -- but it is for some folks.

Fascinating contrast in the lines on the turf, and the track's red is pretty amazing.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January Theme Day -- The Best Photo of 2007

Today's meme is "The Best Photo of 2007".

After much deliberation, my choice is this one:

More Grapes

This shot was taken September 30th up by Healdsburg in the Sonoma County Wine Country. I chose this one because I liked the composition, and the way that the colors blend and contrast.

The choice was not easy -- in fact, of the folks I consulted, nearly every female prefered this one:

Sunset trees

Taken on November 17th at a lookout point in Daly City.

Others in the running were:

Flowers at Point Bonita

This shot was taken at Point Bonita Lighthouse on May 12th.

Cable Car Driver

My favorite portrait of the year

Hydrant close

And, finally

Surfer going down

August 23rd at Ocean Beach

Other members of the City Daly Photo Blog are also doing a similar "Best of 2007" page for their blogs today. Here are some links:
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