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  • Santa Cruz
    Following are additional shots taken from the pier in Santa Cruz at sunset. Lighthouse on Santa Cruz Point with sailboat moored in the foreground: This is the Dream Inn -
  • Santa Cruz
    Spent the weekend in Santa Cruz, staying at the Dream Inn. Here is a shot of a portion of the boardwalk taken from the pier. I like the way this shot, taken at sunset, cap
  • Damselfly
    Getting-in some macro practice close to home. All three taken using the m.zuiko 60mm macro lens. Tried hard to get some bees-in-flight shots, but my technique is pretty ru
  • Melbourne Beach
    A couple of photos from our trip to Melbourne Beach, Florida this month - the annual summer beach vacation. A sunrise pano off the balcony of the house we rented for the w
  • Hummingbird
    I setup catch close-up shots of one of our resident hummingbirds using a tripod and remote shutter release.  Additional images from this shoot are posted on the gallery si
  • Ko Olina Oahu
    We Spring-Break'd on Oahu at the Four Seasons Resort in the Ko Olina development.  Beautiful resort, top-notch ameneties, A+ service.  This is the destination if your desi
  • April Moon
    Clear skies tonight so took a few shots of the April Moon in waxing crescent. The image is a composit of 15 RAW files - taken with the OM-D E-M5mkII and my Sigma 50-500mm
  • Mallard
    Here's a photo of a Mallard Duck: This was taken with my E-M5 mkII and a Sigma 50-500mm (4/3 mount on a MMF-3 adapter) - testing at full 500mm reach, or 1000mm equivalent.
  • Water Fowl
    Taken along Iron Horse Trail, I took advantage of the clear weather to get outdoors for a short while.  The rain has attracted what seems like a greater quantity of water
  • San Francisco
    Taken from the Municipal Pier at the San Francisco Aquatic Park - there were a great many sailboats on the bay for an event. From the pier looking the opposite direction i
  • Las Trampas
    Afternoon hike around Las Trampas. A couple of additional landscapes ... Overlooking Crow Canyon and onward to the Bay: Another one - going for the layered effect that can
  • New Orleans
    A few snapshots of St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, New Orleans. Taken with iPhone 6s, post done on iPhone in Photos app.  Not bad, but sure would have preferred hav
  • Ironhorse Trail
    These are from a quick photo walk taken along the Ironhorse Trail in San Ramon the day following Thanksgiving family festivities. I like the dew drops just visible on the
  • San Francisco
    Some shots of San Francisco from the top of Coit Tower. Transamerica Pyramid: And for good measure, here's a guy playing the Erhu in Chinatown:
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church
    Saints Peter and Paul Church across from Washington Square Park, San Francisco. Just the steeples - really liked what the light started to do in this shot.
  • Supermoon
    November 2016's "Supermoon" - the closest (to Earth) full-moon event for many years to come. Several moonrise photos: All taken with the M.Zuiko 40-150mm Pro + 1.4x Teleco
  • Coit Tower
    Coit Tower, taken from the base while waiting in live for the 90 second elevator ride to the top. Taken with the M.Zuiko 12-40 Pro. And another angle on Coit Tower, taken
  • Seascape Park Beach
    From a trip to Seascape Beach Resort & Conference Center in Aptos, CA - this was taken thru a stand of trees at sunset. Here's a jay I spotted one morning.
  • Hawk
    A family of hawks have moved into the neighborhood recently. Here's another in mid-screech. And this is what has likely drawn them to the neighborhood. These were all take
  • More Hummingbirds
    Another hummingbird shot - experimenting with the MC-14 Teleconverter on the M.Zuiko 40-150 Pro at 150 for an equivalent reach of 420mm, or ((150mm X 1.4) X 2x Mu4/3 Crop)
  • Hummingbirds
    Here are a few shots of hummingbirds in flight: These were shot in the evening hours (higher ISO), using the M.Zuiko 40-150mm Pro, cropped == Grainy, but still happy to ha
  • Backyard Birds
    I was able to capture photos of a couple of 'birds' in the backyard this evening. Small birds, and a rather larger bird too. All shot with the M.Zuiko 40-150 Pro, cropping
  • Oliver
    Experimenting with a little softbox one evening, I took a few photos of Oliver. A couple more: Taken using the m.Zuiko 12-40 Pro, Yongnuo YN560-iii speedlite with compact
  • Muir Woods
    We spent a day hiking amongst the redwoods of Muir Woods, and surrounding area. Taking photos in the woods is like taking photos on the beach - difficult to identify and i
  • Goats
    The Goats R Us herd has again taken up residence along the freeway/Tareyton median.  They're incredibly effective at keeping the weed growth at bay. There must be close to
  • Na Pali Coast
    Taken from the deck of the Northern Star, the rugged Na Pali Coast. The Northern Star is one of Capt Andy's 65' catamarans.  This was a dinner cruise sailing out of Port A
  • Beach Scene
    A beach scene on Kauai's Waipouli Beach. These were taken in the early morning at very low tide - getting out to these normally-submerged rocks for the leading-lines effec
  • Steam Locomotive
    One of a pair of old steam locomotives in Old Town Sacramento, outside the rail museum. Taken with an iPhone 6S, only 'camera correction' was applied in AfterShot Pro 3.
  • Cresta Blanca
    Here is a photo of Cresta Blanca - this was taken on the first day of a four day event at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, CA.   Two days later we hiked out a loop that took us t
  • Abandoned Barn
    I spent four days at Camp Arroyo for an event - I knew I wouldn't get a lot of opportunity to shoot, and packed for portability/ease of carry, taking only the M.Zuiko 25 a
  • Ellen Rowe Concannon House
    Taken a few months ago following lunch at the Underdog Wine Bar - the Ellen Rowe Concannon House, an 1885 Victorian. Photo was taken from my iPhone 6s, post was done in Li
  • Hummingbirds
    Several hummingbirds Wintered-over with us, likely on account of the mild conditions and my keeping the feeders full.  This one at roost, staying watchful of 'his' feeders
  • SF at Night
    San Francisco on a rainy night - narrow skyline with the Transamerica pyramid in the background. Shot with the E-PL1 and my Lumix 14mm F2.5.  Thought I'd do some street ph
  • Golden Gate
    I took a few shots of the Golden Gate from Land's End - the perspective of looking into the bay from its mouth.  That's Angel Island in the background.  I wouldn't charact
  • Flowers and Cows
    I spent an hour at Las Trampas Regional Wilderness - the purpose of which was to spend some time with the Olympus F2.8 Pro duo.  Nothing great came of the 12-40mm, the fol
  • Kauai
    Kauai beach at Wailua - summer holiday. On the same beach, a large piece of driftwood - more specifically, a tree trunk. Lot's of bleached coral on this beach, but spotted
  • Claude
    This is Claude - he is the albino alligator at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.  Both shots were taken from the aquarium (Steinhart Aquarium) level which resides
  • Butterflies
    At the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco) - inside the super-amazing Rainforest Environ. These were both taken with the Hexanon 40mm F1.8 -
  • Blackhawk Auto Museum
    I hadn't been to the Blackhawk Auto Museum in some time - at least a couple of years.  This place never ceases to amaze - it's a real gem nestled well off I680, stradling
  • Whitetail Deer
    I stumbled across this small herd of whitetail deer at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, CA.  There were five in all, I was able to capture four in one shot.  The deer along 17 M
  • Giant Anteater
    Try as he might, this giant anteater seemed to enjoy the attention and loved having his photo taken, but proved a very difficult subject to photograph well due to the "bla
  • Giraffe
    Giraffes have so many looks... Same giraffe, different look: Taken with the Hexanon 135mm F3.2 - post done in Photogene4 on the iPad.
  • Gorillas
    We visited the S.F. Zoo recently - one of my favorite locations.  I've never come up dry for subject matter and a rewarding experience - especially as it relates to the ap
  • Cemetery Statue
    I always liked this shot.  This is one among many of statuary located at St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans, LA.  The photo was taken while on a tour of New Orleans ceme
  • Trinidad Harbor
    A view of Trinidad Harbor as it succumbs to the evening fog.  From this location, a steep pathway (mostly of dirt and wood steps) leads from a squat lighhouse to a beach f
  • Forest Nymph
    I enjoy watching for these types of visual anomalies, often hidden the banks of streams as a root  ball, an old tree, or oddly formed rock outcroppings.  Here, from the Av
  • The Lost Coast
    We took a trip North to enjoy the Redwoods, the Lost Coast, and the Eel River.  We enjoyed a beautiful day in Trinidad - took a side trip to Ferndale.  The river was low,
  • Sailing
    A sailboat on San Francisco Bay - taken from the ferry. Post done in Photogene 4 against RAW on the iPad - usual cropping and true-up, and a little tint and exposure comp
  • On The Bay
    I was fortunate to spend a day in Tiburon and enjoying Angel Island.  I captured some fun shots of Golden Gate from the ferry - still working on getting the OM-D EM-5 dial
  • Hummingbird
    Our hummingbird has returned for the summer.  His visit to our feeder was a good opportunity to test drive the new OMD EM-5 – shot with the 135mm Hexanon prime.  A little
  • Sentinel
    Visited the Lindsay Wildlife Museum - this is "Sentinel" the Bald Eagle.  Head shots only - the birds are on perches, up high, sans pleasing backdrops. Here's another shot
  • Squirrel at Rest
    Captured this shot of a squirrel at Hap Magee Park.  There must have been a dozen or more (this one included) rocketing through the foliage preparing for Winter.  Collecti
  • Flowers
    The warm (early) Fall weather has brought about a late bloom. These photos were taken with the newly acquired Hexanon 55mm F3.5 Macro lens.  This lens, like all other Hexa
  • Tiger
    Photo taken at the San Francisco Zoo.  The SF Zoo sets the bar in so many ways - clean, organized, historic but modern where it counts, with friendly staff, and featuring
  • Koala
    I captured this little fellow at the San Diego Zoo the summer of 2012. The original was fine, but am much happier with my post-processed cut which involved some cropping,
  • Locust Ghost
    From a recent vacation to the heart of Texas, I recovered several locust husks, and staged one on a little red cactus (grafted gymnocalycium) for  dramatic effect and inte
  • Owl Butterfly
    Captured in Rainforests of the World terrarium exhibit inside of the California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This picture was taken while on a
  • Ladybird
    This is a photo taken last Summer in my backyard - sadly, not so many Ladies in the neighborhood this Summer. This photo was never properly post-processed.  I did so on th
  • Blue Eyed Darner
    I captured this Blue Eyed Darner resting in a frequent hangout.  The composition is not good - even with the Hexanon 28mm, the macro converter limited the field of view du
  • Busy Bees
    It was a good day for a challenge - capturing bees in-flight as they busily worked the Agapanthus in search of nectar this morning.  Approx 100 photos later, I was rewarde
  • Hummingbird
    I captured this little beauty feeding in the early evening at a Mexican snowball (E. elegans) succulent in my backyard. I was setup to capture some shots of the moon late
  • Seagull
    I captured this subject via my humble 35-70mm F3.5 one-touch Hexanon at the beach in Capitola.  Nice sunny day, but lots of people on the beach, and a lot of activity in t
  • Garter Snake
    This curious garter (Thamnophis atratus zaxanthus) spent a fair amount of time following me about.  I missed a fantastic shot of the snake sun bathing on a rock in the mid
  • Blue Damselfly
    From a recent trip to Las Padres National Forest, these beauties were out in full force, flying about, and always welcome company. This photo was taken thru my 80-200mm F3
  • Yellow Flower
    A yellow flower, stylized slightly on the iPad, though I can't seem to determine via which app.  Nonetheless, it is still a personal favorite - this was taken thru my 300m
  • Hexanon Bokeh
    This is a photo I took in my backyard, one of the first using my Hexanon 40 F1.8 to test its ability to deliver the famed Hex prime bokeh that for which it so highly sough
  • Creature
    I recently spent a few days at Yosemite.  I was able to squeeze in a nice 5mi hike on one day, and spotted a most interesting creature perched in a crevasse above a creek
  • Olympus PEN
    About a year ago, I picked up an Olympus PEN E-PL1 micro four-thirds format body with kit lens (14-42mm) and basic M.Zuiko zoom (40-150mm) for a steal.  This camera was to
  • Gallery
    Media (photos) are available at gallery.pigslipstick.com .

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