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San Francisco 2007 Carnaval Parade.

July 4, 2007

Retired Life
Wednesday. No fireworks this evening at Jack London Square, something about a fire danger because of too much construction in the area, construction that may block the fireworks for years to come. Bummer. I guess. Still, it was always a lot of work to photograph and I've been invited to a party later this afternoon over in El Cerrito. The head is the same old aching head, but what the hell, a little alcohol and the head feels better and, I am sure, knowing the dissolute swine who will be in attendance, alcohol will be served.

Later A good late afternoon and evening, barbeque and more barbeque, beer, wine and conversation. I'm not sure how good I am at conversation, anymore. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down and the older I get, the younger the crowd. Such is retired life, here in Oakland.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2007 Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D2Xs mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 Nikkor VR lens at 1/1000th second, f 2.8, ISO 640.