Sunday, February 28, 2010

Preston's Dog

A little camera shy.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stone River

Art installation at Stanford.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mossy Oak

On Foothill in Palo Alto.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

La Porte de l'Enfer'

Detail of Auguste Rodin's "The Gates of Heck."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Four Birches

Monday evening, a lovely break between rainstorms this week. Sunnyvale, California.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

I thought this one was overexposed at first, but I was able to fix it up okay.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Arcade version 2

Different version of yesterday's shot. This one probably looks better in a thumbnail, but it conveys a rather different feeling. The previous shot shows more interplay between the bicycle and the sign, but in this one the sign is incidental.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Do not park bicycles in arcade.

An arcade is a succession of arches, supported by columns or piers, or a covered walk enclosed by a line of such arches on one or both sides.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Alta Mesa Cemetery, Palo Alto.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Boats at Shoreline Park

Rental prices vary.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Foggy Charleston Park

Mountain View, California.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'omer 'ilsen

Couple of Homer Hilsens seen at Rivendell Bicycle Works.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Flower Bike

Seen at the edge of the Stanford campus. The first thing I noticed was the incongruous lock. Then I saw the flowers.

Monday, February 15, 2010

5K Trudge

Saturday was the annual 10K run / 5K trudge in Campbell on the Los Gatos Creek Trail.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bike commuter

Note the Brompton folding bike. This shot was at the Caltrain station in Palo Alto, but I wish I could recall what time it was taken.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lit Tree

I thought the Christmas lights were temporary, but I guess not.

Friday, February 12, 2010

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Modern relics outside the Google office.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Evening in Sunnyvale

Still a little light in the sky by the time I get home. Not much, though.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Street Bench

The small aperture effect taken to an almost comic extreme. This bench is on McKinley near Sunnyvale Avenue.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Spoke Nipples

Brass fittings. I was swapping rims from one hub to another, and got as far as taking the first one apart. It's been like this for months.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Fancy building over at Stanford adjacent to Hoover Tower. This is, of course, not the only fancy building there.

Converted from color by decomposing into RGB, but I used different channels for different parts of the image.

Sunday, February 07, 2010


I liked the texture of the brick.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

California Avenue

Looking across the street while waiting outside The Counter on California Avenue in Palo Alto. The Counter serves scotch ale from Devil's Canyon. You can also order your burger there with blue cheese and sprouts.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Marsh Street at Garden

Furniture shop, I think. This was from last month.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Underpass at 101

Stevens Creek trail at twilight.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


The Olympus 50mm f/1.4 OM lens has not been manufactured in decades. There is a fairly steady supply of them on ebay, where they fetch between $70 and $100. I bet the market for them has gone up since they became popular fitted with an adapter on micro-four-thirds cameras. In this configuration the camera can only be used with stopped down metering and manual focus. Which, in some ways, is cool in itself. The adapter was about $30.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Chicken Jalfrezi

Pakistani dish.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Rosey Rose

This shot was a learning experience for me. I don't take a lot of flower pictures. There is a delicate balance between to much and too little depth of field. Since I was stuck at home all day, I checked the light several times. You get very soft light when the sun goes behind a cloud; I opted for a little splash of direct sun to liven things up a bit.