Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The delta

I can't resist, one more aerial shot, this time of the delta area, east of San Francisco. You can see a bunch of wind turbines on the hills. The town might be Pittsburg California, but I'm not sure. More delta pics from PJ's Universe.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Flying over UC Berkeley

The East Bay with UC Berkeley in the middle (look for the stadium). You can see my apartment in this shot, I live in Richmond Annex between I-80 and I-580.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sierra Nevadas

The Sierra Nevada mountain range from about 30,000 feet. Below is the photoshopped version.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

The view from Marin County 2

Another view from this Carson falls hike in Marin county. You can sort of see the golf course, at least you can't see the dust on the sensor. The falls aren't really anything special. More from Rajiv Pant and Gambolin' Man.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Berkeley Tree Sitters

Three or so tree sitters moved into these oak trees outside of UC Berkeley stadium in protest of a new practice field being built where the oak trees are now. They are supposed to stay in the trees full time, but when I was there, one of them was running around on the ground trying to sell tourists some books. Here is a close up of their buckets of urine:
The whole thing is very California. As far as I know, they are still there if you want to head out and see them (I took these pictures on Dec 26, 2006). More on the tree sitters here and here.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007


The Golden Gate Bridge, you get great sunsets in November, this is one not so great one in December, and January there was nothing but fog.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Lets go fly a kite in Berkeley.

The plane kite:
You can find many kite fliers every windy weekend in Cesar Chavez Park (a former landfill) near the Berkeley Marina. A kite vendor parks a truck at the park so you can test them out before you buy. More from banane blog and Brooke & Lian.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Golden gate bridge.

The Golden Gate bridge from the Marin side overlook. This is probably the best place to take pictures of the Golden Gate bridge without getting on a boat. Matt's Today in History, James Duncan Davidson, and My Picture Perfect Diary have more.