The subject of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Roads. Here is a look at the All Electronic Toll road of the future today.

GGB Toll Plaza at night

Toll Road
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo with a borrowed Canon camera and made edits in Snapseed.cee's fun foto badge

My Iconic Symbol

Miniature side-cutting pliers

…For this week’s challenge, we want you to snap a photo of something that is iconic to you. —The Daily Post Weekly Writing Challenge: Iconic I have had the pleasure of working on two of San Francisco’s iconic structures, The Transamerica Pyramid and the Golden Gate Bridge. My Iconic Symbol, however, is neither one of these structures— it…

Spring Fever

Today was one of those days. It was absolutely gorgeous at the Golden Gate Bridge and my co-worker and I got the opportunity to climb up the Main Cable on the East Backspan of the South Tower to replace a lamp in one of the Cable Outline Lights.

After we were done, I stopped on the return trip to take this photograph. Enjoy.

GGB South Tower Backspan

Q: How was your day, Honey?
A: Fabulous!
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5, Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

“In a new post created specifically for this challenge, share a picture in which color takes center stage.” The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

I took this photo of Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Enjoy.


Colorful Jellyfish
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: Canon Powershot A620 camera, edits in Snapseed.


“This week is all about textures: anything that would be fun or interesting to touch and feel.”
—Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

We had some light rain today and I took this photo of the rain drops on the leaves of our Japanese Maple tree. Enjoy.

TexturePhoto © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo notes: iPhone 5, Camera+ app, edits made in Snapseed.

‘Sentimental Value’ is Freshly Pressed

Freshly Pressed? Again? WordPress selected my post, Sunday Post: Sentimental Value, and featured it on the Freshly Pressed page today. I am honored by their choice and I extend my thanks to those involved in the process. I also want to thank Jake over at Sunday Post for the topic that inspired me to write about something that had sentimental value. Images have always…

Sunday Post: Entrance

“Entrance generally refers to the place of entering like a gate or door, or the permission to do so.” —Jake’s Sunday Post

Here is my entry to Jake’s challenge. Enjoy.


Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

I took this photo in San Antonio with my Canon Powershot A620 camera and made edits in Snapseed.

Making a Difference

Originally posted on an educator's re-education:
Dear Parent/Guardian, I am your child’s teacher.  My role as educator extends far beyond the walls of my classroom.  It is my profession, what I practice.   I have chosen to devote the better part of what will be the years that make up my life to educating your…

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