09 September 2020

A smoky orange morning sky, as seen from Berkeley & Albany: 9 September 2020

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An orange sky.

Marin Avenue.








Solano Avenue.















 Belmont Village Senior Living community





Elevated BART tracks crossing Solano Avenue.


The Albany Post Office.

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

"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  

01 September 2020

A hike to the summit of Ring Mountain: 1 Sept. 2020

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Ascending Ring Mountain Fire Road. 

The route through Ring Mountain Open Space Preserveas recorded by a GPS.

Mount Tamalpais is partially visible in the distance.

On the Ring Mountain Fire Road. Ring Mountain is located near the town of Tiburon.

Ahead on the left, is Belvedere Island.


San Quentin State PrisonThe hill in the background is the location of China Camp State Park.

Mount Tamalpais








This is the summit area of Ring Mountain.




Here is a view of the Tiburon Peninsula and Belvedere Island, as seen from the 603 ft summit of Ring Mountain. Ahead in the distance, hidden by smoke and ash from multiple California wildfires, is San Francisco.

The Ring Mountain route is visible on this map.


Route Data: Distance–5.9 miles. Elevation gain–987 feet.


This map was created by Marin County Parks.
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"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"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  

03 August 2020

Views from Mill Valley's Blithedale Ridge: 3 August 2020

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Mount Tamalpais.


San Francisco is visible in the distance.

Downtown Mill Valley.







San Rafael.










This is a photo of Blithedale Ridge as seen from Mount Tamalpais during December 2018.

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

"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  

31 July 2020

The Mission District of San Francisco as seen during the coronavirus pandemic: July 2020

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This mural was meticulously assembled by Precita Eyes Muralists in late 2019; it is titled "Alto Al Fuego En La Mision." 






















The Women's Building








How the Woman's Building came to be: San Francisco Landmark #178


 The New Mission Theater was constructed in 1916.





This large hulking brick building was the old San Francisco Armory. It was constructed between 1912-1914 as an armory and arsenal for the U.S. Military. It has a unique history.































This was the location of three different buildings that were San Francisco firehouses. The first firehouse was built here in 1854. In 1868 a new firehouse was constructed to accommodate a horse-drawn steam engine. The second firehouse was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire. This building was built in 1908 as the third firehouse. In 1968 the fire department relocated to a larger building. The building was then sold by the City of San Francisco and has since been the home to several different businesses. Today it is occupied by an alcohol bar.


The El Capitan Theatre opened on 29 June 1928, and the theatre closed on 15 December 1957. The theatre auditorium was demolished in 1964. The facade of the building, which includes shops and a hotel, still stands. Now, motorists can drive through what was once the entrance to a 2,600-seat theatre. Today, the site of the theatre auditorium is a parking lot. The El Capitan Theatre is San Francisco Landmark #214.











This is the entrance to San Francisco's Mission Community Swimming Pool. It was constructed in 1916 and is the only City-operated outdoor pool in San Francisco.








Saint Charles Borromeo School is located on 18th Street. This Italianate building was built as a church in 1887. In 1916 the building was converted to a Catholic grade school after a larger church was built nearby. Saint Charles Borromeo School is San Francisco Landmark #139.   

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

"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.

   Either a Sony camera or an Olympus camera was used to take these photographs.

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