Sunset at San Jose City Hall

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Sunset at San Jose City Hall RotundaAlex and I met downtown at City Hall early enough to catch any evening color, and we hoped there might be some because there were clouds on this evening. We called it right, but missed the best color. That was behind us further North. After this we passed the time taking images of the Rotunda, and Tower as the light faded, changing our angles and views while waiting for the Moon to rise.

Plus one more from my little hike earlier in the week-taken with my Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Double Glass & macro converters

Not quite ready for the vintner
I won’t be on the internet too much beginning tomorrow I’m spending a long week-end of imaging with a couple of friends. I hope you all have a great week-end!

Image at the top| Nikon D700| AF-S 24-70mmGTripod

A Point Lobos Day

I went to Point Lobos with a Meet-up friend. We hiked around the perimeter of the park taking the North Shore Trail. We ended our day here after 5 hours of hiking at Bird Island.

We saw sea lions, otters, Cormorants, gulls of all types, a Black-crowned Night Heron, and wonderful seascapes.

We had hoped to get a nice sunset set from Bixby Bridge but the sun wasn’t setting there exactly so we moved further north to Rocky Point. We had a lovely dinner in the restaurant. Unfortunately the fog bank rolled in and marred the sunset, but did not dampen the mood or ruin the day in any way.

Here are a few shots from the day.

Nikon D300s with Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 70-300mm VR AF-S

Copyright © 2010 Deborah M. Zajac. All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2010 Deborah M. Zajac.   All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2010 Deborah M. Zajac.  All Rights Reserved.

Dawn

This shot was taken in Pescadero, California just before the sun crested the Santa Cruz mountains.  I’m standing in a mustard field in front of Pigeon Point Light Station. There was poison oak all over the place here. It’s a good thing I’m not allergic to it.

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Weeping Angel

Angel of Grief is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome. A replica made in 1906 exists at the Stanford Mausoleum at Stanford University. It replaced one created in 1901 that was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. This style of monument is also referred to as “Weeping Angel.” It is a memorial (the Angel of Grief) to Jane Stanford’s brother, Henry Clay Lathrop.

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