Cloudy days make great photo days!

Nothing like some clouds to add drama to a scene! If you’re looking for a great vantage point of downtown San Francisco check out “Ina Coolbrith Park.”


Fuji X-T10 x Canon FD 28mm mashup

More fun with vintage manual focus lenses! The Canon 28mm f/2.8 FD lens is another favorite of mine that stays on my X-T10 80% of the time. I was able to pick one up from eBay dirt cheap several years ago when I was looking for a wide angle lens for my Canon AE-1 film camera. Since the Fuji has a 1.5 crop factor the lens basically becomes a 42mm lens.

Here are some photos I recently took with this setup. 

One Kearny

Ever since returning from my most recent trip to Asia, I’ve been in a restless state. I’m constantly searching for ways to cure the travel bug, which seems to have bitten me real good this time around. Fortunately for me, the local newspaper published an article listing public spaces that people can visit in private areas around San Francisco. The rooftop terrace on One Kearny is an example of a privately owned public space. Here are a few photos I took while being a tourist in my own city.

Sunday Morning visit to the Golden Gate

It’s 3am people are asleep, a couple friends and I are gearing up to head towards the Golden Gate Bridge. We all have our own visions of what we want to accomplish, but we all have a common goal. That goal is to come back home with at least one great capture. The photo below with the fisherman was that one great capture for me, the one shot that made the whole adventure worth it.

A week with the GF-1

I’m often asked, “What’s a good camera I should buy?” So when a friend recently purchased a used Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 for $280, I was curious to see what I could do with it. Back in 2009 this camera was selling for around $1,000. Unfortunately in technology terms, five years means vintage! My overall impression, this is one of those rare times when I can use the words “good” and “cheap” in the same sentence.