This past Saturday found me and my photo group roaming the Alameda Naval Base for our monthly walk. This time, Mike D. and I stole into one of the abandoned barracks to see all we could see. I found this random chair sitting alone among a pile of rubbish in one of the abandoned barracks on the naval base. Every room in the building had furniture left over from when they were in operation, but this one had a weird feeling to it. As such, I jacked with the exposures and contrasts to bring out an ethereal feel. You can agree to disagree.
This past weekend, friends and I took a trip up to Bodie, a large ghost mining town located in the eastern Sierras. The weather was great – just the start of “summer”, with temps in the mid-60′s during the day, and dipping to freezing at night. In fact, my dog’s water bowl froze on the second night, but what else can one expect from the high desert?
The trip was both fun and relaxing, and I’ll be posting photos to Flickr and Facebook soon. Stay tuned!
This past weekend was gorgeous; did you catch it? The sunny afternoon beckoned us to the waterfront for a relaxing picnic on the green – listening to the Bay waters lapping at the rocks, folks departing and embarking on the ferries, and other folks out for a loverlie stroll along the Square.
Summer is coming. Are you ready?
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot…
Technically, they’re ripping up a parking lot here. Not sure what they’re going to put up in place of it, but it’s interesting seeing progress made everyday. Shoved my camera through a hole in the fence tonight for this shot on my way home, then ran back to the car for the tripod when myself and my backback weren’t cutting it. This was the only shot taken on the pod; I think it came out well, and looks even better in black & white.
Yesterday, I attended the retirement celebration for Patrick O’Keeffe, soon to be former City Manager of the City of Emeryville. I worked as his Executive Secretary for a little over four years before moving on the LBNL. Before coming to Emeryville, ironically we both came from the City of El Cerrito, though not at the same time. Pat was definitely one of my best bosses throughout the long list of jobs I’ve had. I wish him and his family all the best in the years to come.