Saturday, August 12, 2017

Berkeley and Albany California: 12 August 2017

Here are a few pictures that were taken in the San Francisco Bay Area; specifically in northwest Berkeley and southwest Albany


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North Berkeley BART Station

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photo galleries.

A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Japan, Part One – Photographs taken in 1968 & 1969

I was on active duty in the U.S. Army from 6 September 1967 to 12 April 1969. While on active duty I served the majority of my time as a member the 7th Ordnance Company (Special Ammo). The 7th Ord Company was a component of the 83rd Ordnance Battalion, which was in turn, a part of the U.S. 8th Army. The 83rd Ordnance Battalion was sited adjacent to Seoksu-dong, a small village located about twenty miles south of Seoul, Korea. During my tour of duty, I had the opportunity to visit Japan twice; during November 1968 and also during March 1969.

Below are some of the photos that I took while in Japan. The National Archives of Korea expertly scanned and digitized each photograph. I did not include a description of each image; I prefer to let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Click on each image to see the full-size photograph.




























Would you like to see additional photographs that I took while in Japan? If so, I suggest that you go to my Korean-Japanese photo page. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access my Japanese photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com


“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 


Nikon F camera mounted with either a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens or a Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 lens  was used to take these photographs.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Korea, Part Eleven – Photographs taken in 1968 & 1969

I took these photographs when I was in the U.S. Army stationed in the Republic of Korea for thirteen months during 1968 and 1969.

On 3 September 2016, I was contacted by a representative of the National Archives of Korea, a branch of the federal government of the Republic of Korea. The National Archives of Korea were interested in acquiring my Korean photographs. I was honored by their request, and I donated approximately 900 original color and black-and-white photographs to the Korean people. 

On 2 February 2017, I went to the Republic of Korea's San Francisco Consulate. Jung Yoon-Ho, the Deputy Consul-General welcomed me; I gave him the film and associated documents. The film was then sent to Seoul via diplomatic pouch.


Below are some of the photos that I took while in Korea. The National Archives of Korea expertly scanned and digitized each photograph. I did not include a description of each image; I prefer to let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Click on each image to see the full-size photograph.



























Go Here to view Part One

Go Here to view Part Two

Go Here to view Part Three

Go Here to view Part Four

Go Here to view Part Five

Go Here to view Part Six

Go Here to view Part Seven

Go Here to view Part Eight

Go Here to view Part Nine

Go Here to view Part Ten


Would you like to see additional photographs that I took while in the Land of the Morning Calm? If so, I suggest that you view my Korean-Japanese photo page.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com


“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 


Nikon F camera mounted with either a Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 lens or a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens was used to take these photographs.