Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Foggy SF Sky

From last year's trip to California, here's a leftover Skywatch Friday photo from a hotel window. I posted a photo taken a few minutes earlier from the same place a few months ago...

Monday, May 21, 2018

San Francisco Cruise Photos

I'm back, and I'll post some photos from a San Francisco Bay cruise, starting with the skyline.
I love San Francisco and I'll never tire of visiting.
Of course the cruise went under the famous Golden Gate Bridge. Approaching with some high fog...
...passing underneath...
...and coming out on the Pacific Ocean side.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blog Break

I'll be very busy the next couple of weeks so I'm taking a blog break. I'll leave you with a scanned slide from Montreal in 1988.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Classic San Francisco Sights

I'm so far behind that I'm just getting to last year's San Francisco vacation, but luckily I don't have that many shots from it. I'll start with a couple of classic sights.
Yes, it's Alcatraz. We didn't get to the island but I did snap a couple of shots from a boat ride we took.
And of course you've got to see the famous cable cars.
I love those hilly streets!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Snow Dogs

My city is at the same latitude as Lisbon, or a little further south than Beijing. But since our elevation is so high we can get extremely varied weather. While we've had plenty of warm, sunny weather, it's still snowing on occasion. This has been the scene twice this week - I took these with the cellphone just  few days ago. With his thick fur coat Socks doesn't mind the white stuff.
On the other hand Laika's not a fan, although she's still happy to get outside.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


For Skywatch Friday, here's a shot of the basilica at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.
And one more from the same mission.
I had a couple of questions as to why Copper Mountain (and most of the other Colorado ski resorts) close when there's still so much snow. It's a simple matter of economics - tourists don't plan ski trips this late in the season so it's mostly locals. And that won't pay the costs of running a resort.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (2)

My second post about Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo will focus on its basilica.
It's a beautiful building and still used for services.
Here's a close-up of the altar.
There are other rooms as well.
Finally, here's a whimsical look at the ceiling, shot with a fisheye lens.
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