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Feb 182017
 

I was quite tired after flying into Oakland from Texas.  I wanted to get home and be done with the travel schedule.  But, here I was with having to make another quick decision.  A perfect storm was hovering over the City.  The clouds were breaking a bit and the sun was showering some light their way.  So, I quickly decided to get on the Bay bridge and over to Treasure Island where I’d have good unfettered access to the scene.  I was just hoping the clouds would stay parted and there would be enough sunlight shining through to make a difference in the image.  Storms are always so exciting.  It was certainly worth the trip.

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Apr 142016
 

Sometimes I feel it’s unfair I get to work at a place that offers the views I get to look at.  The sail boats, the sea birds and the sweeping skyscapes that sometimes occur, even in sunny California.  To have it all happen over the recognizable city of San Francisco… just frosting on the cake.

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Jan 122016
 

Who says there’s nothing to do in the winter.  There are plenty of ducks on the pond.  And I’ll bet they’ll get out of the water to greet you if you bring plenty of food for a picnic.

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Oct 182015
 

Cable cars, one of the icons of the iconic city of San Francisco.  Maybe you know of another city with this type of transportation.  I don’t.  Cable cars are just one of the signature sights to see in this great city.  You don’t even have to go out of your way to notice them when you’re tooling around the downtown area and city at large.  Need to get from downtown to the wharfs?  Take the cable car.  It’s fun.  It’s slow.  You see the city.  And here, from the top of Russian Hill, you can even see Alcatraz.

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Oct 102015
 

Alone on the boat.  I can only imagine the freedom and power coming from being alone on the boat, just me and the elements.  Though the sailor here is quite close to the civilized shore, still he gets to work with the wind and water and the numerous feelings that come with mastering the craft.  In San Francisco Bay it’s easy to find many boats in close proximity.  Here, he’s not only alone on the boat, he’s alone on his slice of the bay.

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Jun 192015
 

It’s summer.  The kids are out of school.  Time for sailing lessons.  Every year at this time these little sail boats cluster in the bay across from San Francisco with their eager learners and go through the gyrations of learning how to navigate a boat with the wind.  They’re fun to watch.  Sometimes funny.  What’s nice is that they’re out in the sunshine and elements, moving their bodies, creating a connection the natural world, learning the idiosyncrasies of the wind and how move with it rather than fight it.  Aikido on the water.  Ballet with a boat.  I watch from my office.

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May 262015
 

Instead of heading straight home from work, I decided to take a 10 minute side trip to the north side of the bridge.  I enjoy being around and shooting different angles of the golden gate and seeing what kind of weather pattern presents itself.  I parked my car and wandered around looking for angles when I spied a path I’d overlooked on previous visits.  Perfect.  I didn’t even have to go too far to find something I hadn’t seen before.

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Apr 082015
 

It was black Friday, the infamous shopping day, and I was antsy.  I decided to get myself out of bed in the middle of the night and see if I could catch the city coming awake before dawn and all the shoppers could make their mark.  So, I headed for Treasure Island, the great little piece of land in the middle of the Bay bridge between Oakland and San Francisco.  It’s fairly close and presents perfectly unencumbered views of this great city.  It was cold and raw down on the rocks and water, the weather didn’t cooperate like I’d hoped, but it sure beat shuffling shoulder to shoulder with over amped shoppers.

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Dec 182014
 

It’s fun walking around a big city during the Christmas holidays.  The bustling people, the decorations, the festivities.  If you actually have to get something done it may be a different story, but just to be there and be a part of everything, basking in the warmth of the season, is what it’s all about.

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