Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
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San Francisco Public Library #1
San Francisco Public Library #1
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Window wall
Window wall
Gift-wrap included
Gift-wrap included
Just a hop, skip and a jump..
Just a hop, skip and a jump..
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Green glass on yellow plastic
Green glass on yellow plastic
Watching..
Watching..
Try to sneak up this guy..
Try to sneak up this guy..
A golden sunset for the Golden State
A golden sunset for the Golden State
The old book..
The old book..
The meetup
The meetup
Secret love
Secret love
Boy on cliff
Boy on cliff
Watching over the flock
Watching over the flock
A drizzle of plant life
A drizzle of plant life
Pattern
Pattern
Glory
Glory
Tree #1
Tree #1
Waiting for wine..
Waiting for wine..
Beautiful structure in Emeryville, CA
Beautiful structure in Emeryville, CA
Little round mushroom
Little round mushroom
Three
Three
The troop
The troop
Two
Two
The Stand
The Stand
The brook
The brook
Yellow in winter
Yellow in winter
A view from a pier
A view from a pier
A beautiful park
A beautiful park
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One
Wine tanks
Wine tanks
Wonderful trees
Wonderful trees
People ramp
People ramp
The Boy
The Boy
Things that are high
Things that are high
Power
Power
Emeryville Marina
Emeryville Marina
A simple sunset
A simple sunset
San Francisco waterfront
San Francisco waterfront
Twenty-Four as One
Twenty-Four as One
Two paths
Two paths
The fence
The fence
The saddle
The saddle
Clean architecture
Clean architecture
Bamboo
Bamboo
The leaf
The leaf
Burnt forest
Burnt forest
Patterns 1
Patterns 1
Sausalito Marina
Sausalito Marina
SOMA
SOMA
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
The Firebox
The Firebox
The boat
The boat
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Into the sky
Into the sky
The park
The park
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
Wintertime in Napa
Wintertime in Napa
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Happy cows in California
Happy cows in California
Hidden details
Hidden details
Glory
Glory
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White on white
White on white
The Barn
The Barn
Trees, Sonoma Valley, 2015
Trees, Sonoma Valley, 2015
Twisted tree, Sonoma County, 2015
Twisted tree, Sonoma County, 2015
Strutting around..
Strutting around..
Vineyard on hillside, sonoma, 2015
Vineyard on hillside, sonoma, 2015
Vineyard on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Vineyard on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Reflections
Reflections
Getting ready
Getting ready
Vines on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Vines on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Hills of olive trees
Hills of olive trees
Artifacts
Artifacts
The Dairy Farm
The Dairy Farm
Vineyard, 2015
Vineyard, 2015
The Spillway
The Spillway
The Power of Infrared
The Power of Infrared
Sonoma Valley, 2015
Sonoma Valley, 2015
It only took 26 years
It only took 26 years
Columbus Circle, New York City
Columbus Circle, New York City
A San Francisco sunrise
A San Francisco sunrise
Colors, curves and angles
Colors, curves and angles
The leaf
The leaf
One tall palm
One tall palm
Unnoticed forever
Unnoticed forever
Bay Bridge
Bay Bridge
Just grass
Just grass
Bay Bridge 2
Bay Bridge 2
Jungle
Jungle
An inch in nature
An inch in nature
Determined
Determined
The city by the bay
The city by the bay
The Gaurdian
The Gaurdian
The Grandest Bridge
The Grandest Bridge
Breaking the wind
Breaking the wind
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 Lake Mendecino, California.
Rice paddy, Sacramento Valley, 2016
Rice paddy, Sacramento Valley, 2016
Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea GardenThe Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California, is a popular feature of Golden Gate Park, originally built as part of a sprawling World's Fair, the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894
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San Francisco Public Library #1
San Francisco Public Library #1
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Window wall
Window wall
Gift-wrap included
Gift-wrap included
Just a hop, skip and a jump..
Just a hop, skip and a jump..
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Green glass on yellow plastic
Green glass on yellow plastic
Watching..
Watching..
Try to sneak up this guy..
Try to sneak up this guy..
A golden sunset for the Golden State
A golden sunset for the Golden State
The old book..
The old book..
The meetup
The meetup
Secret love
Secret love
Boy on cliff
Boy on cliff
Watching over the flock
Watching over the flock
A drizzle of plant life
A drizzle of plant life
Pattern
Pattern
Glory
Glory
Tree #1
Tree #1
Waiting for wine..
Waiting for wine..Wine tanks at the Sterling Winery in Calistoga,CA cleaned and ready for the new season.
Beautiful structure in Emeryville, CA
Beautiful structure in Emeryville, CAThe Chiron Building 4 in Emeryville caught my eye right away: three colors, three textures.  Great combination.  And it fits into its surroundings perfectly.  
Little round mushroom
Little round mushroomA small mushroom in its early stages.  Soon it will turn into a red Amanita muscaria.
Three
Three
The troop
The troopA troop of photographers marching off into the middle of a field of mustard grass in Sonoma County, California
Two
Two
The Stand
The StandA beautiful stand off tall and straight redwoods deep into Muir Woods National Park.
The brook
The brookA small babbling brook along the eastern slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California
Yellow in winter
Yellow in winterA lovely small bright yellow 'weed' flower found during a late October woodlands trip.  Of course I am speaking of a California "winter"..
A view from a pier
A view from a pierLooking back toward the city down the long pier at night.
A beautiful park
A beautiful parkA wonderful wooded meadow on the east end of the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  Infrared.
One
One
Wine tanks
Wine tanks Wine tanks at the V. Sattui Winery, White Lane, Saint Helena, CA
Wonderful trees
Wonderful treesA great catch of trees in the Presidio of San Francisco.  Taken after a rain at sunset with cloud formations just perfect to cast beautiful light on the shadows and grass.
People ramp
People rampThe walkway down the a boat dock at the Emeryville Marina in the east side of San Francisco Bay.  BW.
The Boy
The BoyA young skateboarder resting.
Things that are high
Things that are highTrees, skyscrapers, clouds, sky
Power
PowerGetting low down on the beach during a low tide with winter surf gives you this overwhelming feeling of the power of the wave.  
Emeryville Marina
Emeryville MarinaLooking east from the far edge of the marina.
A simple sunset
A simple sunsetJust intense yellow sun, orange clouds and dark sky and sea.
San Francisco waterfront
San Francisco waterfrontNice view of the SOMA waterfront.  The famous YMCA building (the flag), GAP world headquarters and the Hills Bros. coffee building.
Twenty-Four as One
Twenty-Four as One
Two paths
Two pathsShall I take the path straight on or take the path less traveled?  Lovely spot of green grass in Golden Gate Park.
The fence
The fencePasture borders..
The saddle
The saddleA beaustiful saddle found in a tack shop and feed store in Half Moon Bay, California
Clean architecture
Clean architectureNice structure on UC Berkeley campus.  Minimal textures and colors.
Bamboo
Bamboo
The leaf
The leafA group of leaves with a beautiful structure.  Taken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Burnt forest
Burnt forestFire ravaged trees in Yosemite National Park.  These trees burned three months prior to this photo.
Patterns 1
Patterns 1Unusual tree bark.  But beautiful.
Sausalito Marina
Sausalito MarinaTugboats and slips at the marina.  BW
SOMA
SOMANew construction in the South Of Market Area in San Francisco.  Anyone who wants to put up something tall does it in SOMA.  This is where all the 50-80 story high rises are going.
Looking for the light
Looking for the light
The Firebox
The FireboxI realize that most people under 40 might walk past these historical American contraptions and not give them a second thought.  But those of us who grew up in the 50's (and earlier) knew all too well what they were for.  You couldn't just pull your phone out of your pocket and dial 911 in those days.  You couldn't DIAL 911 in most parts of the country - it didn't exist.  If you had a fire you had to run to the corner and pull the firebox!This beautiful example of American lore is on the corner of 5th Avenue and Geary Blvd in San Francisco.
The boat
The boat
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Into the sky
Into the skyNew hi-rises in San Francisco's SOMA district are getting ever taller.
The park
The parkThe consourse of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate BridgeA truly unique and grand structure.  Although most people shoot it in color (as do I) it is most wonderful in black and white, especially with a calming and 20th century Ambrosia tone applied.
Wintertime in Napa
Wintertime in NapaThe grapes have been harvested and new fields prepared.
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Happy cows in California
Happy cows in CaliforniaCows basking in the midday sun near Petaluma, California.  When I came across this scene I was surprised these cattle were not hiding in the shade as the temperature was a warm 92F (33C).  The black of the cows on the pasture against the hills behind topped by a gorgeous blue sky with wispy clouds presented a wonderful picture opportunity.  This was shot on my infrared camera, slightly processed in Lightroom then finished in Silver Efex Pro 2.  Sony NEX-7, converted to IR 720nm, June 2015, f/1.8 @ 1600th, 24mm fixed Zeiss lens, ISO-400, manual exposure.
Hidden details
Hidden detailsAs a color photograph this scene would just be a mass of green trees (and pale green at that due to the drought) against a deep blue sky.  But in infrared the normally hidden trunks stand out in stark contrast to the white tones of the foliage surrounding them.  This was taken from above the Mt. Tamalpais fire station in Marin County, California.  Sony NEX-7, converted to IR 720nm, June 2015, f/1.8 @ 1600th, 24mm fixed Zeiss lens, ISO-400, manual exposure.
Glory
GloryA perfect hill on a perfect day under a perfect infrared sky.
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White on white
White on whiteA simple cluster of trees in infrared backlit against a hazy sky in late afternoon produced a unique white-on-white affect.  The stark black of the streetlamp and street in front adds enough depth to provide distinctive contrast.
The Barn
The BarnAn old barn against a Marin County hillside south of Lake Sonoma.  Sony A7M2, full frame, black and white, June 2015, f/4 @ 1/1250, ISO-200, 35mm, manual exposure
Trees, Sonoma Valley, 2015
Trees, Sonoma Valley, 2015Interesting stand of Live Oaks found while scouting locations on Sonoma County, California back roads.
Twisted tree, Sonoma County, 2015
Twisted tree, Sonoma County, 2015Unusually twisted tree limb.
Strutting around..
Strutting around..A single colt trots around a large ranch showing his stuff for the girls.  
Vineyard on hillside, sonoma, 2015
Vineyard on hillside, sonoma, 2015Vines growing on a hillside in Sonoma, California. Captured using telephoto lens.
Vineyard on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Vineyard on hill, Sonoma, 2015Beautiful vineyard on a hill in Sonoma, California showing varing stages of growth.  Black and white imagery shows density more clearly.
Reflections
ReflectionsThe Alcoa building in San Francisco
Getting ready
Getting readyA field in the Sacramento Valley farmland ready for seeding.  Seeds will be dropped by aircraft and find their way into the soil furrows.
Vines on hill, Sonoma, 2015
Vines on hill, Sonoma, 2015Vineyard covering too the top of a hill in Sonma, California.
Hills of olive trees
Hills of olive treesA beautiful olive farm near Nicasio, California. 
Artifacts
ArtifactsWall display from the Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.  
The Dairy Farm
The Dairy FarmA serene scene on a beautiful dairy farm near Nicasio, California
Vineyard, 2015
Vineyard, 2015Lovely vineyard along a hills in Sonoma, California.
The Spillway
The SpillwayAn abstract image of the Nicasio Reservoir spillway.  How beautifully the water transforms into lovely patterns.
The Power of Infrared
The Power of InfraredInfrared photograph of a Japanese maple-like tree standing in the sunlight surrounded by trees in the shadows.  Infrared causes vegetation to glow white when in direct sunlight while those in the shadows appear in grey tones.
Sonoma Valley, 2015
Sonoma Valley, 2015Sonoma Valley vineyards covering the eastern hills along the valley.
It only took 26 years
It only took 26 yearsThe new eastern sectionof the Bay Bridge system.
Columbus Circle, New York City
Columbus Circle, New York City
A San Francisco sunrise
A San Francisco sunrise
Colors, curves and angles
Colors, curves and angles
The leaf
The leaf
One tall palm
One tall palmInfrared 720nm
Unnoticed forever
Unnoticed forever
Bay Bridge
Bay BridgeThe new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
Just grass
Just grass
Bay Bridge 2
Bay Bridge 2The recently completed eastern span of the Bay Bridge
Jungle
JungleSo many leaves, so many layers
An inch in nature
An inch in nature
Determined
DeterminedNothing will distract this pelican from getting to where he is going
The city by the bay
The city by the bay
The Gaurdian
The GaurdianA single tree appears to stand gaurd over its domain, a meadow.
The Grandest Bridge
The Grandest BridgeThe beautiful Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco, Oakland and the east bay filling the background.
Breaking the wind
Breaking the windTrees like this are used as windbreaks around the vineyeards of Sonoma County, California, USA
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 Lake Mendecino, California.
Lake Mendecino, California.
Rice paddy, Sacramento Valley, 2016
Rice paddy, Sacramento Valley, 2016There are huge areas north of Sacramento where vast amounts of rice are grown. This is just one a hundreds of locations. 
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