01 December 2019

Views from Point Isabel, Richmond: 1 December 2019

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A view looking West. On the left is San Francisco, and ahead is the Golden Gate Bridge.





A view of Albany Hill looking southeast.

Costco is located at Point Isabel.



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

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

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 photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

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

24 November 2019

El Cerrito: 24 November 2019

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This is a view from the El Cerrito Hills looking west. In the distance on the left is the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Marin Headlands are straight ahead.

This is the site of the El Cerrito Rock Quarry. This rock quarry was operational between 1906 and 1944.

Here is a view looking west from Navellier Street in the El Cerrito Hills.




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

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

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 photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

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

16 November 2019

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge – Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail: 16 November 2019

As of 16 November 2019, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is no longer limited to motorized vehicles. The bridge which is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) in length was opened for motor vehicle traffic on 1 September 1956. Now, after 63 years, the bridge is also open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Better late than never. 

I decided to help celebrate the opening of the bridge for bicyclists, along with approximately 3,500 other bicycle riders. At 10:00 a.m. I rode my bicycle from the eastern terminus of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across the bridge. I then arrived at Point San Quentin, the western terminus of the bridge which is adjacent to San Quentin State Prison. I later cycled back across the bridge to Richmond.

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I took this photograph of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from the Tiburon Peninsula on 6 December 2018.



Track data was collected by a Garmin GPS

On the Richmond Trail and heading towards the bridge. 




Point San Quentin


A view of the bridge from Point San Quentin is hidden by a heavy fog covering.
















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

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

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 photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

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

13 November 2019

San Francisco: 13 November 2019

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

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


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 photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

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

29 October 2019

Jacques Tissot's paintings are currently on display at San Francisco's Legion of Honor: 29 October 2019

Jacques Tissot was born on 15 October 1836 in Nantes, a city located near the Loire River in western France. He died in Doubs, France on 8 August 1902.

Below are some of the photographs that I took when I visited the Legion of Honor to view Jacques Tissot's captivating and beguiling paintings. His paintings can be seen at the Legion of Honor through 9 February 2020.


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Jacques Tissot (1836-1902) painted this self-portrait in 1865

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

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt


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 photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

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