Lighting the Way
Lighting the Way

After a heavy rain, the top of the black car parked outside this house was unusually reflective. (Bocana Street, Bernal Heights, San Francisco.)

Light/Dark Streaming
Light/Dark Streaming

The late-afternoon light was hitting the rafters and supporting structures just right at the O'Hanlon Center of the Arts Gallery. (Mill Valley, CA.)

Infinity
Infinity

As I exited a restaurant in San Francisco, this mirror in the lobby was begging to be noticed. I was so focused on getting the reflection just right that, to this day, I have no idea what the restaurant was called or where it was located.

Monster Guard
Monster Guard

A looming presence at sunrise. (Bernal Heights, San Francisco.) 

Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Shot at Urban Ore salvage yard, Berkeley, CA. 

Under the Pier
Under the Pier

There was a large seal hanging out under a pier in Monterey, CA. (If I had leaned over any further to capture more of the seal, I would have been in the drink.) But I like the way it turned out: more mystery.

Aura
Aura

Giacometti sculpture at the Norton Simon Museum. (Pasadena, CA.)

Water Ballet
Water Ballet

In late-afternoon, I was trying to capture the lovely, bouncing reflections on the right when something black swam through the pond and disappeared; I waited for the manta ray's return and got the shot. Whew! (Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.)

Nightmare Beastie
Nightmare Beastie

Shadow of a large plant, its labyrinthian "tongue" a piece of metal lying on the path. (Bernal Heights, San Francisco.)

Embryo Light
Embryo Light

The lamp was made with bamboo-like bent wood. (Shot at Forest Knolls, Marin County, CA.) 

Horse Eye
Horse Eye

Yellow is hay, white is nose, and there's something wrong with the horse's blue eye. (Shot at Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA.)

Monster Maw
Monster Maw

Driftwood at Nosara Beach, Costa Rica.

Woozy Sunset
Woozy Sunset

Shot through a beer bottle. (Shot at LaGarta Hotel, Nosara, Costa Rica.) 

Pier Mashup
Pier Mashup

Reflection of pier by shooting off mylar. (Belvedere, CA.)

Mylar Reflection
Mylar Reflection

Same pier on another day, more sunlight available. Reflection off mylar. (Belvedere, CA.)

Building Angles
Building Angles

Shot in North Beach, San Francisco.

A Circular Staircase
A Circular Staircase

Rotated on its side -- yielding more gifts that way. (Treasure Island, San Francisco.)

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

The Holocaust turned the world upside down. How to memorialize something so morally atrocious? Here's one photographic view, taken while wandering through the memorial grounds in Berlin. 

The New Bundestag, Berlin
The New Bundestag, Berlin

The old, Hitler-era Bundestag still exists, but this is the modern one that Berliners want to show off to visitors. A stunning piece of architecture, from both inside and outside.

Trick-of-the-Eye
Trick-of-the-Eye

This is a single shot, with the eye of the viewer completing the puzzle: the colored leaves of Autumn on the trees behind the San Anselmo house, another view in and reflecting off the window overlooking the deck. 

"THE THIRD RAIL"
"THE THIRD RAIL"

These could be a contrail, or a finger of high energy trying to touch an electric wire -- maybe to connect theiir essences or maybe a way of saying hello, just staying in touch. It certainly was eye-catching 

DAWN MAGIC
DAWN MAGIC

Here's a curious urban cherub sitting on a post looking at a bubbling cauldron of pure white light. Is this how it all began?

Lighting the Way
Light/Dark Streaming
Infinity
Monster Guard
Black Beauty
Under the Pier
Aura
Water Ballet
Nightmare Beastie
Embryo Light
Horse Eye
Monster Maw
Woozy Sunset
Pier Mashup
Mylar Reflection
Building Angles
A Circular Staircase
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
The New Bundestag, Berlin
Trick-of-the-Eye
"THE THIRD RAIL"
DAWN MAGIC
Lighting the Way

After a heavy rain, the top of the black car parked outside this house was unusually reflective. (Bocana Street, Bernal Heights, San Francisco.)

Light/Dark Streaming

The late-afternoon light was hitting the rafters and supporting structures just right at the O'Hanlon Center of the Arts Gallery. (Mill Valley, CA.)

Infinity

As I exited a restaurant in San Francisco, this mirror in the lobby was begging to be noticed. I was so focused on getting the reflection just right that, to this day, I have no idea what the restaurant was called or where it was located.

Monster Guard

A looming presence at sunrise. (Bernal Heights, San Francisco.) 

Black Beauty

Shot at Urban Ore salvage yard, Berkeley, CA. 

Under the Pier

There was a large seal hanging out under a pier in Monterey, CA. (If I had leaned over any further to capture more of the seal, I would have been in the drink.) But I like the way it turned out: more mystery.

Aura

Giacometti sculpture at the Norton Simon Museum. (Pasadena, CA.)

Water Ballet

In late-afternoon, I was trying to capture the lovely, bouncing reflections on the right when something black swam through the pond and disappeared; I waited for the manta ray's return and got the shot. Whew! (Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.)

Nightmare Beastie

Shadow of a large plant, its labyrinthian "tongue" a piece of metal lying on the path. (Bernal Heights, San Francisco.)

Embryo Light

The lamp was made with bamboo-like bent wood. (Shot at Forest Knolls, Marin County, CA.) 

Horse Eye

Yellow is hay, white is nose, and there's something wrong with the horse's blue eye. (Shot at Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA.)

Monster Maw

Driftwood at Nosara Beach, Costa Rica.

Woozy Sunset

Shot through a beer bottle. (Shot at LaGarta Hotel, Nosara, Costa Rica.) 

Pier Mashup

Reflection of pier by shooting off mylar. (Belvedere, CA.)

Mylar Reflection

Same pier on another day, more sunlight available. Reflection off mylar. (Belvedere, CA.)

Building Angles

Shot in North Beach, San Francisco.

A Circular Staircase

Rotated on its side -- yielding more gifts that way. (Treasure Island, San Francisco.)

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin

The Holocaust turned the world upside down. How to memorialize something so morally atrocious? Here's one photographic view, taken while wandering through the memorial grounds in Berlin. 

The New Bundestag, Berlin

The old, Hitler-era Bundestag still exists, but this is the modern one that Berliners want to show off to visitors. A stunning piece of architecture, from both inside and outside.

Trick-of-the-Eye

This is a single shot, with the eye of the viewer completing the puzzle: the colored leaves of Autumn on the trees behind the San Anselmo house, another view in and reflecting off the window overlooking the deck. 

"THE THIRD RAIL"

These could be a contrail, or a finger of high energy trying to touch an electric wire -- maybe to connect theiir essences or maybe a way of saying hello, just staying in touch. It certainly was eye-catching 

DAWN MAGIC

Here's a curious urban cherub sitting on a post looking at a bubbling cauldron of pure white light. Is this how it all began?

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