Wednesday, February 28, 2007

From Up There



This photo is taken by Roy as his plane readies for touchdown. View of San Francisco Bay and the city by the bay. Foreground shows Golden Gate and background features the Bay Bridge. Taken from our old camera, which is a 4.1 mp hp digital camera. With a more sophisticated equipment, I have no doubt this shot would be terrific. I do love this though. By the way, all of the pictures here are taken with a point and shoot digital camera, nothing fancy.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Bringing Up The Rear

Okay the bottom step is marked 302(enlarge and you'll see). I guess, it's not quite 300 steps, eh. Let me see if I can catch up with that kid.
How many steps have I done so far? Oh no, just 10? Heavy breathing, cold gusty wind....bring it on.
Ha! Right behid him now. Mission accomplished.


Friday, February 23, 2007

Chinatown #2

I consider this man a living landmark of Chinatown. He is always at that corner (if I remember correctly) of Washington and Grant yelling Happy, Happy, Happy (i think that's what he meant, unless it's a chinese word that sounded like happy) to everyone and no one in particular. He carries an anti-Bush (govt) sign that changes every month, I believe. I doubt if he knows what his signs say. But he is one of the most photographed landmarks (living or not) of Chinatown. After a very long time of hesitating, I acted like a tourist and took this photo. I felt great when some SF photobloggies also carry his photo in their blogs. I am not alone in thinking he deserves all the coverage he can get.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Caught Shooting #5

The man at the bottom of the stairs is taking my picture. Nah, he's taking a shot of the lighthouse which is behind me and I was taking a pic of the stairs and he happened to be right there.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Point Reyes National Seashore #2


Wonderful views, cold gusty strong wind slapping your face and your whole body as you climb up/down the 300 steps to the lighthouse. Simply a gem along the northern California coast.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Field of Dreams#2

Napa In February. This time of the year, yellow mustard blooms dominate the landscape of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, which is a sight to behold. Because of their abundance, Napa holds annually a Mustard Festival.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Metaphor

Some days are like today, when all I see around me are people with the green light to go wherever/whenever they want to and I am here stuck behind a red light that is in no hurry to turn green.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Walking Path #10

"Treat the Earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."~~Ancient Indian proverb.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Have You Ever Seen The Rain?

In January, not at all. However, forecast calls for rain through the weekend and they say it would be wet next week too. It is raining now and we badly need the rain. EBMUD already sent out notices to customers to remind them that conservation is necessary to avoid water rationing in the summertime.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Caught Shooting #3

Yesterday, a rare visit of regal proportions was witnessed by the Bay Area denizens. People crowd the shoreline of Crissy Field and shorelines of the East Bay to view the Queen Mary 2 sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. QM2 docked for the first time in San Francisco and its visit was highly touted on both newspapers and television. I was too cheap to pay for the $4 toll to the city because I thought that I could get a good view at Berkeley Marina Pier. A lot of people thought the same thing. However, while the weather was pleasantly and atypically warm for winter even in the Bay, the skies were hazy as you can see. After a disappointing wait (I did see a silhouette of it in all the fog), I just decided to take a photo of these people trying their might to get a good look at the QM2 from across the Bay.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Field of Dreams


"If you build it, they will come." Not here. The last time I passed by, this corn field had been transformed into a vineyard. It seems like the California wine industry keeps on growing.