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June 13, 2016

And Again

Monday. Lights out by ten, awake at quarter to six, up and out the door to walk to breakfast on an overcast, but going to be sunny day. I hadn't noticed these walking to breakfast, but they popped right out at me walking home, my assumption being they were commissioned by the building's restaurant/bar. Too elaborate and polished to have been done by graffiti artists. Interesting.

Later. Finished the Temescal pictures. Street fairs are difficult to shoot in that they don't provide all that many opportunities for the kind of pictures I'm after. None of the costumes and indifference to people taking pictures you find in the forming up of a parade or a performance, but I'm happy enough with the outcome. I usually fret about them after a shoot, but for once maybe we'll keep it to a minimum.

I should go by Latham Square to photograph whatever progress they've been making, but we'll put it off until tomorrow. Haven't been able to think of a way to push me out the door to get something to eat, to take a walk, to take a picture, but after yesterday's outing I guess we're going to allow some slacking off. Problem is there isn't anything I want to watch on television and the dominance of the Orlando shooting on the news programs has grown old very quickly. What do we call it? Antsy, but not bored?

Evening. Went through the new setup on the cameras again, finding a setting I'd missed requiring an adjustment, so we're ready to go and that's been about it for an afternoon and into the evening. Perhaps not a good sign since it's a Monday and there's a whole week of Monday's to go before the weekend.

I have the desktop computer displaying the play by play Warriors game. I started by listening to it on the radio in the bedroom, but bailed and opted for the computer instead. Not sure that makes me a dedicated fan, glancing at a computer screen now and again.

The photo up top was taken at the San Francisco Carnaval Parade with a Nikon D5 mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 VR II Nikkor lens.