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June 1, 2008

Memorial Weekend Trip to the City

Peanut @ the Cathedral (May 24, 2008)
Over Memorial Day weekend some friends from college were in the area, so we all went up to San Francisco to do the tourist thing. Below you can see the famous curvy part of Lombard, and also the steep, straight part we had to climb to get there. You can see Coit Tower in the distance. The Cathedral (May 24, 2008)
Curvy Lombard (May 24, 2008)
The Long Hike (May 24, 2008)
The Nelsons @ Lombard (May 24, 2008)
Everyone but the photographer made it into this picture at the very top. (That's one of the benefits of holding the camera.) From the left: Adrian and Ellen, Peanut, Julie, Steve & Sarah, and Steve's little brother Chris. On our way back down the hill, we stopped in at Ghirardelli Square for some chocolaty goodness.
Everyone on Top of Lombard (May 24, 2008)
Ghirardelli Square (May 24, 2008)
We made it down to the beach so everyone could touch the ocean. Well, really it was just the bay, but the tide was coming in, so the water was from the Pacific. At the Ocean Bay (May 24, 2008)
Contemplating Seagulls (May 24, 2008)
The Pirate of Fisherman's Wharf (May 24, 2008)

June 2, 2008

San Francisco B-Roll

Here's the B-Roll from our trip to San Francisco over Memorial Weekend. Now with fewer people and more birds.
A miniature Tardis (May 24, 2008)
Chinatown Buildings (May 24, 2008)
Paper Lanterns (May 24, 2008)
Garlic-themed Restaurant (May 24, 2008)
Ghirardelli Flowerpots (May 24, 2008)
One of These Things is Not Like the Others (May 24, 2008)
Beautiful Sky Over the Bay (May 24, 2008)
Ship & Alcatraz (May 24, 2008)
Duck on the Sidewalk (May 24, 2008)
Pigeon on the Sidewalk (May 24, 2008)
Seagull Silhouette (May 24, 2008)
I'm a Majestic Bird, Really! (May 24, 2008)
Sleepy Sealions (May 24, 2008)
Sunset (May 24, 2008)
I was told there would be sandwiches... (May 24, 2008)
Carousel @ Pier 39 (May 24, 2008)

June 3, 2008

Backyard Entomology

While we were outside doing some yard work last weekend, I decided to take some pictures of the bees feasting on the lamb's ear. Unfortunately, I have to get pretty close to use the macro lens (I didn't use the telephoto like I said last time). I managed to get through it unscathed (unstung) and even got some good pictures out of it.
Bee's wings
(May 31, 2008)
I found the goldbug!
No, wait. It's just a fly.
(May 31, 2008)
Reach for the Flowers
(May 31, 2008)
Busy Bee
(May 31, 2008)
Yet Another Bee
(May 31, 2008)
Last One
(May 31, 2008)
I also saw a big spider, but I was too busy beating it with a stick to take any pictures. I don't like spiders. I've only taken one picture of a spider. We ran into it while walking the dog, and that time I DID use my telephoto lens because I didn't want to get anywhere near it. The scariest picture I've taken.
(Sep 07, 2007)

June 5, 2008

By Popular Demand...

By popular demand, I'm posting one last picture from the Memorial Weekend Trip to the City ®. (Actually, it wasn't popular demand, just the demand of one person who wanted to see how it turned out. I'm a pushover like that.) So, without any further ado, I present the Pier 43 Arch framing the SS Jeremiah O'Brien at sunset.

I wish I had captured it better. The colors were 10x more vibrant IRL.

Pier 43 @ Sunset (May 24, 2008)

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