Color image early morning (waning gibbous, 82.7% illumination). The crater Tycho can be seen below center looking kind of like the stem of a melon. The large gray blotch at 3 o'clock is the Sea of Tranquility, site of the Apollo 11 landing.
From November, 2008 .... Conjunction of Jupiter (top), Venus and crescent Moon at dusk, San Rafael, California, 11.30.2008.
Noted San Francisco artist Beniamino Bufano's bear sculpture sits in front of the Ross, Ca. Town Hall in Marin County and has become the town's symbol. A gift to the town by the Flax family in 1971, it originally sat in the courtyard at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. Bufano was a free-spirited artist and politcal radical. In protest of World War I, he cut off his finger and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson.
GATTACA, futuristic sci-fi thriller released in 1997 starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law. Several scenes were shot on location at the Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, Calfornia. Below are some "then and now" location shots.
Steve Douglas, saxophonist. He was a member of the legendary "Wrecking Crew", a group of L.A. studio musicians who performed on countless hit records in the sixties and seventies. A documentary about the group has just been released to theaters (see trailer). I photographed him in my studio in 1992 (above), a year before his untimely death. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Read his full bio here.
From my collection: an original Kodak "snapshot" taken with either the original Kodak camera (1888-1889) or the No. 1 Kodak (1889-1895). Both cameras used the same format.... 2.5 inch round albumen print mounted on 4.25 x 5.25 inch card. The "Kodak" and it's transparent roll film revolutionized photography for the masses. The round format made it unnecessary to hold the camera level as it was handheld and also masked the fact that the lens was not sharp to the edge.
The camera sold for $25 (expensive for the time) and was factory loaded with enough film for 100 images. After taking the photos the customer sent the camera back to Rochester, N.Y. where the film was developed, prints made and a fresh roll of film inserted. The customer paid $10, which prepaid the processing for the new roll of film.
Entrance to Sutro Heights park at Land's End, San Francisco, Ca.
The lion statues date to 1885 when Adolph Sutro opened his estate garden, a promontory overlooking the Cliff House and Seal Rocks, to the public. The lions flanked the ornate entry gate. Palm trees are a remnant of the once elaborate gardens.
Memorial and tributes at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, Marin County, California where Robin Williams would frequently perform on comedy night. Shot with low res cell phone. I only met him once; we bumped into each other (literally) backstage at a CSN show in Berkeley in 1982. A very sweet man....RIP Robin.
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