Category: Photography

Leaf Art

Almost a year ago I blogged from a vacation trip to Ecuador.  One of the highlights was a visit to the Festival of Fruits and Flowers in the city of Ambato.  In the art museum there, a series of pictures executed on plant leaves caught my eye, and I sneaked a photo of one of …

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Persimmon tree

Persimmons like these near St. Helena have the lovely habit of ripening in winter after the leaves fall off the tree. They’re good as ornaments, but they’re even better to eat.  In our local market they go for 49 cents apiece.

An edible holiday tree

  This holiday tree consists mainly of broccoli, with peppers, radishes, carrots and other vegies as ornaments.  Staff members of the Monterey Market in Berkeley put it together.  Brilliant!

Berkeley Post Office For Sale. Photos.

The Berkeley Main Post Office has been officially listed as For Sale.  See listing here.  Also check out some of the other gorgeous legacy buildings shown on that site that are on the auction block — it’s sickening. Photographer Ken Osborn, a fellow member of the Berkeley Camera Club, has done an excellent job of …

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Bay Bridge Bike/Hike Trail Open

The new Bay Bridge bike-hike trail is open, as far as it goes, and I hopped on my trusty 10-speed around midday today and checked it out. I chose the access point across the road from the Ikea entrance in Emeryville.  The entrance is clearly marked. You can get there most of the way via …

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Dramatic Bay Sunset

Probably the most dramatic Bay sunset of the summer occurred this evening, as seen from Cesar Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina.  In the distance slightly to the right of center is Mount Tamalpais. Drama comes not so much from the profusion of red but from the irregularities — the dark hole on the upper …

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Bridge Builders: Photography by Joseph A. Blum

I love it when an old friend makes good. Back decades ago when Joe and I and other troublemakers were running from one demonstration to another, we’d never have dreamed that one day Joe would have a gala reception for his work in San Francisco’s City Hall. But it happened July 11. Joe was there …

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