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Hike to ShipWreck Coast in San Francisco

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Shipwreck coast lies East of Lands End near a spot called Eagle Point.

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It is located before the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The hike down is easy, but intimidating.

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Shipwreck Coast has several caves. But beware those caves are mysterious and have strange substances oozing from the walls.

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Walking on this coast is not easy. Slippery rocks, jagged edges, falling cliff sides, or fallen trees could injure you if your not careful.

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You will find many strange substances and some really interesting rock types.

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You will also occasionally run into or smell Dead Sea life.

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Those trees have a strange iron oxide rust like coating on them.

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You will also find remnants of Sutro Baths.

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If anyone would like a tour to Shipwreck Coast please contact me. I will provide a personalized tour of that area.

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Memorial Day Presidio San Francisco

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Attended the Memorial Day Service at the Presidio in San Francisco. This year marked the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War. I am also a military veteran.

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Crosses in Lafayette California!

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I recently photographed the Crosses in Lafayette California for the second time. I originally reported on the hillside memorial in 2008. Another link from 2008 is here. http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/01/17/18347973.php

I just posted another report on Indybay, and posted one CNN’s iReport site.
And I posted a few pics on Flickr >>>>Crosses in Lafayette<<<<<

Photographed the San Francisco Giants Victory Celebration

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Once again the baseball team the San Francisco Giants won the World Series of baseball. They also won in 2010, and the City held a Victory Parade and celebration in 2010 and again in 2012. I covered both events. Here is a Flickr set of the 2010 celebration.

Since the 2012 Victory parade and celebration was being held on Halloween, getting to it was an adventure in itself. Buses were full, traffic was backed up, and their were hundreds of thousands of people on the streets in San Francisco. It was projected by mainstream media outlets that up to a million people would flock to SF to see their victorious baseball team. I signed up online to get a media pass but didn’t do so until the morning of the event, so when I arrived I did not get the appropriate credentials, but I did get general credentials. I couldn’t go everywhere other photographers could. So immediately I had to deal with adversity. I went around and professionally communicated with the private security firm, the sheriffs, the police and the event organizers, but to no avail. I pushed and shoved and ordered to go here and go there, but I still got my photos.

I have uploaded some to Flickr>>>>San Francisco Giants Victory Parade and Celebration<<<<

I have also posted a few CNN iReports, http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-869894
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-869893

Photographed the memorial for Chris Stevens at San Francisco’s City Hall.

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  Photographed the memorial held for slain ambassador Chris Stevens at
San Francisco’s City Hall. I cover a lot of events there, but I rarely enjoy
them because mainstream media and or press are just too obnoxious. Some     photographers situate themselves 4 hours in advance just to get a seat on the media platform. The media platforms are never big enough, and some of those folks are downright mean, but despite the adversity I still manage to get nice shot. I use my experience and saavy and look for alternative vantage points, and I get my pics. I really wish that San Francisco’s City Hall would allow cell companies to install cell phone towers inside the building, so the 3G and 4G networks would be more reliable and speedy.

I posted an iReport on CNN and here is the text I included in that post.

On Tuesday October 16, 2012 San Francisco’s City Hall hosted a memorial service for John Christopher Stevens. He was the US Ambassador to Libya and was killed during an attack on the US Consulate in Libya on September 11, 2012. Chris Stevens died of smoke inhalation.
Chris Stevens was born in Grass Valley California and attended many local colleges in the San Francisco Bay area including the University of Berkeley and the Hastings College of the Law, so having the memorial in San Francisco’s City Hall was the appropriate venue.

The event was attended by many family members, politicians and friends. The U.S Marine Corps Honor Guard held the “posting colors” ceremony and The Star Spangled Banner was sung by the University of California Men’s Glee Club Alumni.
The flag in front of San Francisco City Hall was not flown at half-staff because the Giants flag was raised.

Photographed two events today in San Francisco

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As part of a drill and Fleet Week exercises this US Navy Hovercraft landed at Ocean beach in San Francisco.

Photographed two events in San Francisco today. First event was the landing of a U.S. Navy hovercraft on Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California. It was landed there as part of a drill for Fleet Week 2012. It was a neat scene, and got some nice pics. Flickr photo gallery >>>here<<<

Check out this iReport of my coverage of the Hovercraft

This was a near collision, and was tight, but it is what I expect from America’s Cup Racing.

Also went to the America’s Cup World Series races today. Got some nice pics from that event too. There was a lot of tight racing and near collisions, which is what I am expecting from the ACWS. Flickr Gallery >>>>Here<<<
I was a bit irked today though because the mobile app wasn’t working, and had to be updated.

 

 

Photographed and Recorded Space Shuttle Endeavours Final Voyage over the SF Bay

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It was a picture perfect day. Sunny, little to no fog, temps in the 60’s, and no wind.
Friday September 21, 2012 at approx. 10:28am the Space Shuttle Endeavour, or Orbital Vehicle 105 passed over the San Francisco Bay Area.
It was the 5th vehicle and was built to replace the Challenger, which had exploded in 1986. Believe it or not the Endeavour was named after the British HMS Endeavour. The HMS Endeavour took Captain Cook on his first voyage, and this vehicle was named through a National competition amongst elementary and secondary schools in the southern part of the United States.
The Endeavour first launched in 1992 and went on 25 missions and flew over 122 million miles.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is now headed to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. It will travel through the streets of LA on October 13th 2012. More information can be found here, http://www.californiasciencecenter.org/Exhibits/AirAndSpace/endeavour/Mission26/Mission26.php

 

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