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Having a great time in SF!

An aerial view of the Golden Gate Bridge by photographer Tina Sullivan.

Pic of the Day – 4/25/18

Heading on vacation for a week in San Francisco!

Golden Gate Bridgein winter by photographer Ravi Kulkarni.

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco by photographer Michael Perry. I’ll be going there for another visit this spring!

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate bridge enveloped in fog. I’m planning another visit this April! Can’t wait!

The Blue Angels performing over San Francisco’s famous Lombard Street in 2016 by photographer Mike Oria.

One of the first female rockstars to come out of the San Francisco counterculture that was the 1960s, Jefferson Airplane singer Grace Slick is also known for that powerhouse voice – responsible for classics like ‘Somebody To Love,’ and ‘White Rabbit.’ At a time when studio production was limited and live concerts were almost always dominated by an incredibly loud band in direct competition with an even louder audience, it made it difficult to fully appreciate voices like Slick’s; but it’s in this isolated vocal track from ‘White Rabbit’ that we’re able to finally concentrate on the star of the song – Grace!

San Francisco’s famous fog rolling over the Golden Gate Bridge, by Getty Photography.

Jason just wanted to enjoy a day off of work free from lines and crowds. Unfortunately, he lives in San Francisco.

By PermaGrin Films: “I was truly inspired by the song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ by Tony Bennett. I already had a passion for time-lapse and of course, the beautiful landscape that is SF. Thinking on how to approach a new project I decided it was best to collaborate with Dredg, a band that I had grown up with and admired. Dredg was equally excited about the prospect of covering one of the best classic songs of our time and morphing it into something artistic and new.”:

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/84489957″>&quot;I Left My Heart&quot; SF Timelapse Project</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/permagrinfilms”>PermaGrin Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Aaron Brothers does excellent work in their framing department, at least at the one I go to (Fletcher Pkwy in La Mesa, for the SD peeps), and excellent work demands excellent prices. I’ve had a couple of largish pieces framed there before, and the cost is shocking, but the final product is so well-crafted, it’s worth the price.

So I went there, wanting to frame the $10 print I picked up in San Francisco. It already had matting, signed by the artist no less. So I went in and explained that I wanted to see what would be the least expensive option possible. I mentioned that we could even crop off a bit of the top and bottom excess matting, but that I really wanted to save the signature. The saleslady said, Oh really? and measured the matting again. She went away for a minute and came back with a pre-made frame that, if we cropped an inch off the top and bottom, would fit perfectly. $25.99, and they were having a half off Memorial Day sale. WOOT!

It looks perfect. I actually took a bit more off the top and a bit less off the bottom, just to save as much of the signature as possible. It came with a wood back, hanging hardware, and clear rubber bumpers for the bottom corners. We hung it under our wedding photo, next to the curio cabinet with all the miniature hats. When the cabinet’s light is on, both are lit beautifully.


Rich and I were both gobsmacked by how good the crabcakes benedict were, so I made them again. Perfecting my technique. They came out brilliantly, again. SO good.


Finally, we had a number of days with thick, high marine layers. Makes for lovely sunsets.



There’s a house in the center with its light on. Looks like a ship at sea.

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