Story Challenge: Letter “U”

This is a photo of some of the Ironworker’s erecting a suspended work platform underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. A white plastic containment area is being built on the platform so that the painters can strip paint off the steel and repaint the bottom of the bridge without harming any passersby.

These guys are ‘working without a net’ to keep the bridge safe for everyone who travels over it.

Workers on a suspended scaffold under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Story Challenge: Letter “U”
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Story Challenge: Letter “U”

Buy Nothing Day

I have read a lot of posts on Facebook and WordPress about a possible consumer boycott of WalMart and other Big Box retailers this coming Friday (Black Friday) and it has motivated me to search the web to see what alternatives are out there. I think that if you are going to take away something,…

Sunday Post: Architecture

Built  in 1891, Battery Marcus Miller is an example of the military architecture of a gun battery. Located on the coastal bluffs next to the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, Battery Marcus Miller had three gun emplacements for 10-inch “disappearing carriage” cannons which had a range of seven miles. The guns were in place and operational by 1897 and the Battery was declared obsolete in 1918 and all weapons were removed.

Battery Marcus Miller is open to the public with access via Lincoln Blvd to Merchant Road. There is parking available in a lot on Merchant Road and a Coastal Trail runs adjacent to the site. This place is built to take a hit (pun intended) and photo opportunities abound.

Battery Marcus Miller

Dawn’s Early Light
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Sunday Post: Architecture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

This week’s challenge is to make a multi-photo gallery of the color, green.

Images were edited in Snapseed and shot with either an iPhone 4, or Canon Power Shot A620 digital camera.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

The Red Bug

I took this photo with the Camera+ app on my iPhone 4 and made edits in Snapseed.

Headlight on a red Volkswagen

Red Bug
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Challenge: Thursday’s Windows — Week 9

This window is below the bell tower in the San Miguel Church located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is the oldest church structure in the U.S.A., constructed ca.1610. Under the direction of Franciscan Padres, Tlaxcalan Indians from Mexico built the adobe walls and altar.

San Miguel Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico

San Miguel Church
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Challenge: Thursday’s Windows — Week 9

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Photograph Something New

This week Cee has challenged us to post a photo of anything that we have photographed this week. Here is a shot of the clock on top of the Toll Plaza on the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Clock with neon-lighted numbers.

Plaza Clock
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Photograph Something New

This image was photographed with my iPhone 4 and edited in SnapSeed

Where Did He Go?

I haven’t been doing much in the way of blogging this month.The NaNoWriMo challenge of 1,667 words per day (50,000 words by November 30th) is all-consuming at this point. I have a few ideas for the December blog and in the meantime the various photo challenges offer a welcome respite from writing. Stay tuned for…

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