Monday, November 30, 2009

Sun Shadows

Antioch, CA

I had to be up at 3:30 this morning to take Nina to the airport. When I got back to my house I saw this and I loved how the light was shooting through the trees.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Twain the Twain

Sonoma, CA

Nina needed to go shopping for one last person so today we skipped church and headed North. On our way we stopped at Train Town (one of my favorite "theme" parks) and took a ride. I was very giddy though the experience.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Muir Experiences

Marin County, CA

Today Amy, Nina and I went to Muir Woods and Muir Beach. At the woods we went hiking and at the beach we watched the sun set.

(BTC - Video from the beach)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Nina's trip to SF

San Fran, CA

Today I took Nina back to SF. It was a lot of fun but really tiring.
We took the Ferry from Vallejo to SF. Then we went to ATT park so that Nina could take pictures of Palm Trees. From there we rode a Cable Car to Guiradelli Square. We checked out some boats, hung out at Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, and the Musee Mecanque. (In fact - while at the Musee we ran across early pornography.) We even did a bit of shopping. To top it off, we had real bread bowls at Boudins for lunch and dinner at Johnny Rockets. All in all it was a really good day.
The top two images are my favorite from the day.

(BTC - Nina in CA)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The big meal

San Jose, CA

After several years of non-traditional Thanksgiving Dinners, this year my dad's girlfriend hosted Nina, my dad, and I for a traditional meal. It was very good.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Both sides of the Bridge

San Francisco and Marin Headlands, CA

My first adventure for Nina after she flew in this morning was to see all sides of the Golden Gate. Initially we stopped at the North West side, parked and walked underneath. Next was a walk out onto the bridge, then we drove across to Baker Beach for some sunset pictures. Once the sun had set, we were back to the North East side to a spot suggested by my friend Kelley. All in all it was a rather fun day. Friday should be the biggest adventure - Taking on as many SF tourist spots as possible.

Post #900
898 Daily Pictures since Day 1

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lumpy Rims

Antioch, CA

Today is Lumpy's 1 year anni of being in business. So Lumpy's truck was there sporting these rims.

Lumpy's truck

Monday, November 23, 2009

The green grass and leaves - as a reminder

Oakley, CA

Today and Yesterday, Cindy was lamenting about the grass disappearing under a blanket of white fluffy stuff. When the winter gets too rough, I hope she can turn here an enjoy a bit of green.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

the last photo for the semester - taken

Antioch, CA

I have all 12 photos taken for my final project. Tomorrow I'll develop the roll and just make prints for the next few weeks.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Palm Trees caught in a sunset

Oakland, CA

Today Amy and I returned to Temple hill to continue working on the set for the Magic of Christmas. We were joined up later in the day by Krista, my ex-girlfriend who I hadn't talked to in 4 years.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Oakland CA

Tonight for our date, Amy and I went to temple hill to help build a set for the "Magic of Christmas" Celebration next Saturday.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A stoney wall Antioch

Pleasant Hill, CA

Ever so slowly I'm developing more and more prints for class. 2 developed so far, 10 more to go (plus another roll to develop)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meatloaf Sandwich ** Post Edit

Antioch, CA

Man I just love a waitress that can read your mind. All week long I have been thinking "When I go to Lumpy's this week I want something different. I need something different." I walked in all ready to demand a menu. As I walked in, my waitress came up to me in a rush: "We have something new and I instantly thought of you when they unveiled it." It was sooo good. However, it was not totally filling so I asked for the dessert menu (a first for me at Lumpy's). Today I came the closest to tasting my mother's cheesecake than any other time in the 6 years since her death. If you live nearby - take an opportunity to indulge yourself. You won't regret it.

**Post edit - I never found out if the mashed potatoes were from Idaho or not so I can't speak for their quality - but they tasted good.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's a Print

Pleasant Hill, CA

After spending the last three class periods developing film, tonight I finally got to return to the darkroom and...wait for it....make a print. I am so happy. This is the first print of 12 for my final project.

Additionally tonight, my professor invited me to take the next level class next semester. Now I just have to convince my father to let me continue to borrow the camera.

Monday, November 16, 2009

domed diablo

Brentwood, CA

The top of Mt. Diablo seen from Brentwood just prior to sunset. If I would highlight this shot you could see the cows playing on the hillside. However, I like this shot the way it is.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Let's go RVing

Antioch, CA

One of three Lego's I own.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A trip to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Point Bonita Lighthouse, Marin Headlands, CA

Amy and I went to Point Bonita Lighthouse today for our Saturday Afternoon date.

Friday, November 13, 2009

the older fence replaced by the younger one

Antioch, CA

Another fence for the photo class project.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life is a ball - if you are a dog

Brentwood, CA

My photo project is going well. Today I went to a dog park to photograph their fences.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The reasons for Veterans Day

Antioch, CA

I went to the Parade today.

(BTC- The Parade)
(BTC - The Huey)

the Parade