A Saturday road trip to Niagara and Orleans counties

Golden Hill State Park Lighthouse

Golden Hill State Park Lighthouse


Today a client sent me to a town in Niagara County near Lake Ontario. The irony was, the night before the assignment came in, Billie said to me, “I’ve been thinking, we haven’t been up to Lake Ontario in a long time.” For a while I’ve been thinking, I would like to drive up to Lake Ontario to try and find some photo subjects.

So, after the assignment was done, Billie and I took a drive as much as possible long the lake toward the west and then swung down to Medina in search of a meal before heading home.

Here’s the photographic results of the day.

Barker Park, Barker

Barker Park, Barker

Billie at Barker

Billie at Barker

Garage at Lighthouse

Garage at Lighthouse

Through a window

Through a window

Lake Ontario through a window

Lake Ontario through a window

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Shoe Trees, Foss and Lakeshore roads, Lyndonville

Sleds in Medina

Sleds in Medina

Medina Clock

Medina Clock

Photos: San Francisco

Seagull at Sunset, San Francisco Bay

Seagull at Sunset, San Francisco Bay

I suspect I could spend a lifetime in San Francisco and never exhaust the photographic possibilities. A million photographers couldn’t. It’s no wonder it’s a city that inspires so much art. Here are a collection of photos from my two photo-making sessions during my visit to the Golden City.

Balconies of the Hyatt Regency

Balconies of the Hyatt Regency

Ferry Building Clock Tower

Ferry Building Clock Tower

Fire truck and trolly stop, Embarcadero

Fire truck and trolly stop, Embarcadero

Sunflowers

Sunflowers (I’ve never seen this species of sunflower before).

Embarcadero Drummer

Embarcadero Drummer

Standing on the Pier, San Francisco Bay

Standing on the dock of the bay.

Alcatraz at Sunset

Alcatraz at Sunset

Moon over San Fransisco

Moon over San Fransisco

Seagull

Seagull

Coit Tower

Coit Tower

Fisherman's Wharf, Lobster

Fisherman’s Wharf, Lobster

On Saturday, Ed Summerfield gave me a bit of a tour of San Francisco, including lunch in the Haight and a walk through the district. I first met Ed in 1977 when he was in a band called Adjust-A-Boy. He was the coolest guy me and my friends knew. He became my guitar teacher and a friend. I hadn’t seen Ed in more than 25 years before Saturday. I’m ever so grateful that he took time on a Saturday to hang out with me for a few hours. It was a very groovy day.

The Murphy Windmill, built in 1905 and recently restored by the city. Saturday was the first day the windmill was allowed to spin.  Eventually, it will start pumping water again.

The Murphy Windmill, built in 1905 and recently restored by the city. Saturday was the first day the windmill was allowed to spin. Eventually, it will start pumping water again.

Murphy Windmill

Ed snaps a picture of the Murphy Windmill. Ed, a talented and avid photographer, has made the transition from SLR to iPhone.

Ben and the Windmill

Ben and the Windmill. Ben’s truck is in the middle of a transformation from red, white and blue to the colors of Brazil. Ben’s plan is to take a year off work and drive to Rio for the World Cup. Ben is from Holland originally. He said his truck has been painted and repainted many times.

Trees over the Pacific

Trees over the Pacific

The Streets of San Francisco

The Streets of San Francisco

Looking down Haight

Looking down Haight

Haight

Haight

Haight

Haight

Off Haight

Off Haight

Ashbury

Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Haight and Ashbury

Flowers on Haight

Roasted Chicken on Haight

Photo of Guitars

Ed taking pictures of, of course, guitars, and guitars we both covet.


Monster on Haight

Monster on Haight


Tile Wall

Tile Wall