Saturday, November 27, 2010

Legion of Honor

One of the more unique buildings in San Francisco is the Legion of Honor fine art museum. It is a three-quarter scale model of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris, except with a striking view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance.

You have seen a picture of its interior in my previous post and here is the museum's spacious courtyard with a replica of Rodin's The Thinker.

Many wedding parties use it as a backdrop for their photo memories like this happy couple and their entourage on the day I visited.

- Karen

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, November 21, 2010


I don't play golf, but if I did, I think I want to play here at the Lincoln Park Golf Course in San Francisco.
With such a nice view, I don't know if I can concentrate on the ball.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Night Lights

Photography in low light is different as night and day, literally. Our camera club visited the local miniature golf course and I composed this shot. I would not have been able to capture the concentric circles if I photographed this same spinning windmill blade during the day.

Here is the same object closer and from a different angle.
Both of these shots required long exposures (13-15 seconds in both of these cases), a tripod, and some patience.

- Karen

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Secret Entrance

Walking through the forest, this building with an open door comes into view.
How to access this discreet entrance? Where does it lead?
Curiosity and bravery will be the guide.

- Karen

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

November 11th was declared "Armistice Day" in 1919 by U.S. President Wilson to remember the end of World War I a year before. In 1954, U.S. President Eisenhower renamed the holiday to "Veterans Day" to honor American military veterans of all wars.
Today was no exception.
Local firefighters draped a flag in the middle of downtown before the start of the parade.

As I doubt anyone from the American Revolutionary War is still with us, these representatives remind us of the sacrifices those soldiers made from centuries ago.

Same here with representatives from the American Civil War.

Most importantly it is a day to remember those veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield.

- Karen

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Rows & Columns

All columns and rows standing perfectly apart since 1924. They meet on the floor and they meet on the ceiling, but they never touch.

- Karen

Thursday, November 04, 2010

A Dog's Duty

Whether chasing squirrels, burying bones, or battling fountains, a dog's work is never done!

- Karen

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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