1. Ventura Pier

    Luckily, strong onshore wind that had blown sand all over the place earlier in the afternoon died down. I was expecting a little warmer evening in this small southern California seaside town of Ventura, but that’s my luck. Warmer than San Francisco, I told myself. Since I had to get up at…

     
  2. Power of Shot Put

    If you’ve ever seen shot put competition, you know how powerful it is. I am not just talking about the athletes whose physique tends to be over-powering and their grunting intimidating, but the whole process of generating power through momentum and transforming it to distance. Whether…

     
  3. Pole Vault Form and Height

    This August I participated in Track & Field competition during the Gay Games 9 in Akron, Ohio. I had a plenty of opportunities photographing fellow athletes from all over the world, though it was limited to Track & Field, because venues for the other sports were not close by. I must…

     
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  5. Mission Mural Arts Alley - Osage Street

    NIKON D90 (28mm, f/13, 1/100 sec, ISO200) This in-your-face Mission mural art is found at the corner of Osage Street and 25th Street in the Mission. This tattoo parlor, Frisco Tattoo, has been there, but I have not seen this mural until very recently. It’s pretty bold, though the mural in…

     
  6. Sea of Fall Foliage

    NIKON D90 (46mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO0) Even in northern California, there are trees whose leaves turn bright yellow and red before they end up on the ground or street in the fall. But we don’t have a lot of them that resembles a sea of fall foliage like this image, figuratively speaking….

     
  7. Abandoned

    NIKON D90 (32mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec, ISO0) When I was taking an evening walk in Lenox, I saw this abandoned building that drew my attention. It was definitely not a house anybody lived in, nor looked like a shack or barn that was adjacent to anybody’s residence. It just stood there abandoned….

     
  8. Fall Colors in Lenox

    NIKON D90 (50mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO0) Golden hour brings richness out of nature, and it seems especially so in the fall when various natural colors are amplified. I was walking around the town of Lenox when I saw this red house (or barn) with a beautiful mature oak tree in front. Some sort of…

     
  9. Gold Foliage at Norman Rockwell Museum

    NIKON D90 (150mm, f/9, 1/60 sec, ISO0) I traveled to Massachusetts with Christian last week. I have been there a few times now, but this time I was looking forward to seeing the famous New England fall colors. The locals call it “tree (or leaf) peeping” when they travel to mountains…

     
  10. Mission Dolores Basilica Chapel

    NIKON D90 (82mm, f/5.6, 1/8 sec, ISO200) Chapel at Mission Dolores Basilica is very popular among local couples as a venue for their wedding ceremony. When I visited Mission Dolores this weekend, a wedding ceremony had just started. It was a small ceremony but they had a traditional mariachi…