Hipsta365 2/17/17

Over the last 2 years I have become a regular contributor to a Facebook user-group called Hipsta365. It is a curated site where practitioners of the Hipstamatic app can display their work and participate in a weekly “Combo” challenge.

This week the challenge is to pair up the Sugar Film with any lens and see what happens.

In the photo below I used the John S lens and Apollo flash along with the Sugar film to capture a pair of beautiful Calla Lilies at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, CA.


Lest We Forget

80 years ago today ten men left their homes and went to work on the Golden Gate Bridge with no idea that it would be their last day on earth. Whatever hopes and dreams they had stayed with them when, later that morning, they plunged 220 feet into San Francisco Bay atop a 5-ton scaffold entwined in a safety net. According to witnesses, the sound of the net tearing was like “the crack of a machine gun” or “the rip of a picket fence splintering.” It was the second fatal accident during the construction of the bridge.

Three months before, on October 21, 1936, Kermit Moore was killed when

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Perspective

…This week is all about things with a slightly different perspective or slightly different view than the normal. —Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge

I used the Hipstamatic app (Jane Lens, AO BW Film, and Apollo Flash combination) to take this photo of a cactus.

Black and white photo of a cactus.


Against The Odds

…This week, show us something that defies the odds. —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The idea that the Golden Gate Strait could be spanned with a bridge was unthinkable 100 years ago. It was known as “the Bridge that couldn’t be built” until Joseph Strauss came along with a plan and proved that it could be done.

I had the honor of working on this steel rainbow for 15 years and thanked my lucky stars every day for the engineers and workers who showed the world that “it could be built.”

Photo of Golden Gate Bridge and visitors' center.

Here is a look at one of my better days at work.

Photo of the Day 2/14/17

This photo of Cupid’s arrow is honor of Valentine’s Day. I used the Tejas Lens, Robusta Film, and Jolly Rainbo 2X Flash combination in the Hipstamatic app to take this photo.

gray arrow on a red background.

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