It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. It’s Superbug! San Francisco Flyover

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Traffic – San Francisco

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Thinking about Richard  Guest’s post Realm of Dusk  http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/,  collage of photographs. Thinking about David Hockney’s exhibit, The Big Picture http://hockney.famsf.org/,  the way he experimented with different media. Thinking about Otto’s post  http://munchow.wordpress.com/philosophy,  trust in the creative process and find your own voice. And, thinking about a collaboration I did with Emily Hughes  http://journeyofaphotograph.com/2013/10/08/night-train-to-sapa/  And, Karen’s creative glimpses into her world http://drawandshoot.me/  (I think we were putting together our posts at the same time) I snapped some shots with my cell phone while driving to San Francisco during rush hour.  (Nope, I wasn’t driving.) This mélange is a quick capture of the traffic scene from 4 to 6 on November 14th 2013. Some images may be worth double clicking, like the abstract ones. The others? I was just clicking away with my cell phone. Just having fun playing around while spending a couple of hours in traffic !

San Francisco Fog – America’s Cup Sailing on The Bay Today?

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Sunrise

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Early Morning Fog

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Morning Fog

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Clearing by  Afternoon

International Orange – Golden Gate Bridge – 75th Anniversary

This video is mesmerizing! It’s situated in a freezing, windy fort at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. Doug Hall has created a two-screen video installation that emphasizes the monumentality of the  Golden Gate Bridge. I’ve been on the bridge in cars or walking, under the bridge in boats and over the bridge in airplanes. This presentation captures the immense size of the structure and power of the sea below.

This video belongs at Fort Point. Sounds, weather, ships, people, sea life, birds – all pass over and under

this structure. The story of the bridge is here.

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Sketching the Golden Gate Bridge

I’m drawing everyday, now. Driving back from Napa I sketched the bridge. When I got home. using parts of a flower, I painted my recollection of the landscape. The landscape was flat so I added a scrap of paper to the sky. Instant clouds. I smooshed the petal over the bridge to give the pencil line drawing a little more shape. My new thing is to draw with whatever is around. It takes me out of the habit of drawing the same ol’ way.