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One aspect I love about my photos is when I actually look at them. I love photojournalism, which is why I do what I do. It is my favorite type of photography, but sometimes MY photos do indeed trigger emotions.
Mostly my comments are WOW! But sometimes it takes me deeper.
I see the faces within the surrounding environment, and I am just amazed at the various reactions from the folks I’m photographing.
What do you see in this photo?
I see confidence, fear, contemplation, and dependency.

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Beware of dangerous surf conditions in Pacifica, CA

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On February 9th 2016 two people were on the pier in Pacifica, and they both somehow tripped, then fell into the ocean. An article from local channel 2 KTVU. http://www.ktvu.com/news/88251129-story

It is now common knowledge the cliff’s in Pacifica are eroding. They are also creating a very dangerous situation for people venturing onto the beach.

 

Photographed another building fire in the Mission district in SF

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On November 8, 2015 at approximately 8am a fire was reported at a local business called the Rolling Stock Tire shop at 16th and Shotwell streets in San Francisco. The fire quickly grew to 3 alarms. This is how I discovered the fire. From a Facebook post “The Rolling Stock Fire(yep it’s official name) was very much a discovery fire. Let me explain. I woke up at 7:30am, minutes later I heard fire trucks. I went on Twitter, saw a blip, turned on the scanner, then made a decision. I then got dressed and geared-up, and started walking towards the smoke plume. The blip on Twitter only mentioned 16th street.
I followed the plume. I did not know the exact location.”

Photo gallery here>>>>>Rolling Stock Fire

Raw video footage herer>>>>>Rolling Stock Fire video.

Photos of a stranded sailboat stoked up interest on social media.

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On Monday September 29, 2015 while I was out at Golden Gate Park taking a break from all the drama, I heard helicopters. The helicopters were very low, so I went to investigate. So I got in my car and followed the helicopters,(yes that is possible) and they led me to Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Where I then noticed a sailboat had been beached or grounded in the surf. I then scanned Twitter, and the information I collected on that social media site said “Two people were rescued.”
I then walked down to the boat and began taking photos. Another person walked up to me, and said they had a backstory. They had noticed the boat acting weird off the beach earlier in the day, so I then dismissed the scene as thieves whole stole a boat and went on a joyride.

My initial reaction on FB here,
“2 people had to be rescued after their sailboat drifted onto the beach, at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.”
“If you ask me that boat doesn’t look sea worthy.”
“Authorities are suspicious.”
“A sail boat named the Sea Beach ran aground at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on September 28 at approximately 2:30p.m. “Two people were allegedly rescued from the vessel.”
“SFGATE, published one of my photos of the stranded vessel.”

and finally this post.

“Apparently the grounded sailboat stoked up a lot of interest on social media. I underestimated the importance or interesting-ness of that “beached sailboat?” Next time I will handle those scenes differently. I myself dismissed it as nothing more than thieves out for a joy ride on a stolen vessel. That’s why I wrote down “allegedly” on my posts. Thieves who wreck boats don’t get rescued, they get arrested.
I took one look at that boat, and my initial reaction was “stolen.”

Flickr photo set here>>>>Breaking/Spot news

Bike vs bike accident at Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco

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A bicyclist collided with another bicyclist at Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco on Monday August 24th 2015 at approximately 10:30pm.

One bicyclist walked away and the other one was taken away in an ambulance.

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Burn Area Rocky Fire and Jerusalem Fire

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Rocky Fire and Jerusalem Fire burn area

The landscape in the photo is where the ‪#‎RockyFire‬ and the ‪#‎JerusalemFire‬ have burned. So far together the fires have burned over 80,000 acres, and that estimate is rounded down. This is what the land looks like afterwards. In the future if an El Niño hits, this landscape will be dealing with extreme mudslides, and rock falls. The vegetation that has burned sometimes holds the land together, but when its burned its integrity is compromised thus causing slides when the heavy El Niño rains occur.

Bike vs Car Accident at Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco

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On August 11th at approx. 9 a.m. a bicyclist and a car collided at Octavia and Market Streets in San Francisco. The bicyclist appeared to be seriously injured. The driver of the car appeared shaken. I did not see a helmet laying around the ground at the scene.

Bike vs Car Accident at Octavia and Market Streets in SF

No witnesses came forward, so the cause of the accident could not be determined. The bicyclist survived and did not suffer from life threatening injuries.

Accident scene

Bike involved in collision

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