One thing constant around the area is the on going construction. Here are a few shots from the construction site for Stanford's new Redwood City campus.
Each year Half Moon Bay has one of the largest pumpkin festivals in California, started back in 1971 as part of a city beautification project to help revitalize a crumbling downtown. Here are a set of shots, about a month or so after the festival, plenty of pumpkins still litter the farmland. They'll eventually decay… Continue reading After the Festival
Our home town had a nice Night of Holiday Lights with real fake snow, a grinch, a father winter, and of course Santa Claus ringing in the season.
A set of autumn photos from around town. Who says California doesn't have seasons and changing leaves. Ok, might not be to the extent of a New England Fall, but I'll take what we've got.
Colma is a small town a few miles south of San Francisco. The city is one of the stops along the El Camino Real and the adjacent railroad line. With just 1,500 residents, Colma is the smallest city in San Mateo County. The Colma Station, pictured above, now sits at the Colma Historical Museum moved… Continue reading Town of Colma
While out shooting for my El Camino project, I came across the St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Millbrae. It is a quaint church sitting on top of a small hill just a block above the El Camino Real. The red and gold colors of the church stood out to me against the blue sky. St.… Continue reading St. Dunstan Catholic Church
The Redwood City 10th Annual Salsa Festival featured hot sauce and salsa dancing, I focused on the sauce. The salsa tasting competition included 8 competitors from mild to spicy, though none even got close to my perfect spiciness, defined by: The perfect salsa is just hot enough that you can't stop eating, because when you… Continue reading Salsa Festival
The tenth part of my twelves project is another set from El Camino Real the major road that runs through California from San Diego to San Francisco. You can see two other sets from El Camino Real in Part I and Part II.
One of the reasons for the Bay Area's prosperity and growth is from the mercury mines in south San Jose. The New Almaden Quicksilver Mine was the largest, richest mine in California history, more than any gold mine. They were named after mercury mines in Almaden, Spain. There is still a small town tucked down… Continue reading New Almaden
Ardenwood Farm is a historic farm in Fremont, CA. George Patterson started the farm in the 1850's after failing to strike it rich mining gold. He ended up doing quite well farming and acquiring land to sell fruits, vegetables, and grain to the growing population in the region. The 6,000 acres of Ardenwood Farms still… Continue reading Ardenwood Farm
The last post in my Whistler series, see previous posts: day, night, and spooky. After so many trips to Lost Lake, John and I wanted a change of pace and went to Alta Lake. This confirmed that Lost Lake is probably the better walk. The walk to Alta Lake is along a golf course and… Continue reading A Walk to Alta Lake
While out doing night photography with a group , I took a break from shooting the lake and stars and walked around Lost Lake Park. You can see my lake and stars photos in last week's post. Even with the lights on at the park, it was quite dark. Being in the middle of the… Continue reading Lost Lake Park
A group of us went out to Lost Lake to shoot at night, with hope to see the northern lights. Supposedly, it was good aurora season, we’re not quite sure. I don’t think we saw much if anything. The sky was not filled with brilliant colors and light as we hoped, just a bit of… Continue reading Lost Lake By Night
At our company meetup, Alex and Matt challenged each other to photoblog more often. The challenge was also put out to the company, thus my official first entry in the #photomattchallenge at least one photo every other week to my site. Also, I will only use the new Gutenberg editor which is a new editor for… Continue reading Lost Lake by Day