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Here In Oakland

Art & Life


October 6, 2017


Friday. Lights out early again, not sure when, but up but once during the night to then awaken at ten to six. Earlier than I'd like, but I'm getting better at drawing things out, staying in bed a bit longer and not heading out the door until all three papers had arrived, heading out this morning just before six forty-five.

The oatmeal, toast, fruit cup and coffee for breakfast. I was hungry, somewhat hungry, yet that seems to be what appealed. Ate the breakfast, read the papers and headed home in a winter jacket. Comfortable walking to breakfast, a bite in the air compared with our recent past, and not too warm walking home. They're saying into the seventies later, but it does seem to be getting a little cooler.

I'd passed by this in the parking lot heading out. It was dark enough I didn't know what brand or model it was until I passed it by and saw Carrera written on the trunk, missing the “Porsche” written in large letters on its side, I'm assuming, because of the early morning dark.

OK, a Porsche that looked more Italian than German. No big deal, but I realized, although I liked the look and the design, it's not something I'd want to drive at this stage of the life. I understand why, but something of a change. I was never much of a car nut as a kid, but noted them when one of them drove by.

This is an Oakland “First Friday” and they're having a Korean Culture Fest as part of it later today starting at five, enough daylight for me to get in an hour or so of shooting and still leave before it gets dark. Still hassling with this being out on the street with a camera in hand, evidently even when it's in what I think of as a protecting crowd.

Later. No thoughts of a nap into the early afternoon. A walk to the burger drive-in to pick up a grilled chicken sandwich, hungry after what I call a lighter breakfast. Friday is a day for Law & Order episodes, except I've seen the first three they've broadcast, none of them of interest enough to watch again. There's always the news that starts at two.

Later still. Didn't get out the door and over to Telegraph for the Korean Culture Fest. There's a Save The Bay Day in Jack London Square tomorrow during the day and I'll at least get out and photograph it. If there's anything to photograph. Why not Telegraph? It is light, but dark thoughts seem to have prevailed. Need to think more about that.

Evening. Nothing on television, although I watched most of Democracy Now!, otherwise heading for the bedroom to continue with a couple of things I've found of interest on the tablet. Somewhat tired, similar to the way yesterday evening evolved, and so lights out early I would think.

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