WPC: Warmth

Today the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is to illustrate the concept of warmth. Staying warm was a year ’round, full-time job when I worked on the Golden Gate Bridge. Cold wet fog and driving Ocean winds often made a Summer’s day look more like a bleak Winter day in December. That was the case on…

Heaven-sent

What if you could receive medical help within one minute of a cardiac event? Well for one thing, your chances of survival would increase from 8% to 80%! Alec Momont is a graduate student at TU Delft in the Netherlands and has created the concept of an Ambulance-drone. By not relying on roads, this flying…

Iron and Brick

I made some edits to a black & white photo using the Waterlogue app on my iPhone and I am very happy with the results. My Internal Editor struggles between how much and how far when it comes to making changes to a photograph. I tend to err on the side of “going too far”,…

Multimedia Monday Followup

I have an update to last week’s post, The Dynamic Portrait, which took a look a pair of artists who combined data from trackers and daily answers to an online questionnaire to create a real-time look at a person’s physical and mental states throughout the day—in other words, a dynamic portrait. Thursday afternoon I was…

Time Flies

I began this blog 3 years ago today. I had to look it up because I would have sworn that it was a mere 24 months since I began this online journey. I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. The Ohm Sweet Ohm blog of today has a very different…

Information Gathering

“NSA-style mass surveillance is enabling local police departments to gather vast quantities of sensitive information about each and every one of us in a way that was never previously possible.“ —Catherine Crump This short talk is a compelling look at the debate between what Technology can do vs. what it should do. I have installed…

Outdoor Landscapes

It is Tuesday and Cee has challenged us with her Fun Foto Challenge topic of Outdoor Landscapes. In keeping with the rainy, overcast weather we are having I am entering this Black & White photo of the driveway leading down to the former Marconi Wireless/RCA radio building in Pt. Reyes, CA.

X Words

This week Tuesday’s A—Z Challenge is the letter “X”. I am going to run the table for the rest of the year and cover the gamut of x, y, and z in one photograph. I took this photo last Summer when I was on top of Fort Point, under the Golden Gate Bridge. The steel…

The Dynamic Portrait

Serendipity happens when I least expect it (is that redundant?). It began when a fellow blogger, Frizz, from Germany used two of my photos as subjects for watercolor sketches in a book that he is compiling for his grandchild. This got me thinking about the subject of Art and its various forms—seascape, portraiture, landscape, abstract,…