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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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Beach Ruins Ocean Beach San Francisco

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Due to the recent heavy wave and swell action beach ruins have been exposed at the end of Taraval Street in San Francisco on the ocean side. In the 1930’s a pedestrian tunnel was built between Taraval street and the Ocean, but it decayed or was heavily eroded which caused the ruins. Eventually the sands covered the ruins. There was pedestrian tunnels back in the 1980’s but they were taken out by the sewer system that now lines the Great Highway.

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

YOU COMING? Another Precious Urban Coyote Encounter

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You Coming? An Urban Coyote Encounter

I think this is a female, who is pregnant, maybe why she has a pack of male Coyotes, who come running to protect her? I will find out.
Today I walked up on this Coyote while he/she(?) was laying down on the ground. There were duck feathers everywhere, then I noticed bone fragments, a partial head, and a foot from this Coyote’s last meal.
When a Coyote takes off running their initial stance is so confident and wrought with strength that you can feel and hear them. Today my heart skipped a beat when I walked up on this Coyote and it ran off. They always seem scared at first, but after while they seem to entice me or lead me on.
‪#‎beingmyself‬ ‪#‎urban‬ ‪#‎coyote‬

Coyote Encounter Pine Lake area in Stern Grove in San Francisco

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After reading a new’s clip about a Coyote attacking a pet dog in the Stern Grove area in San Francisco I decided to track them down. My first visit to that area there was scant evidence of their presence other than the warning signs. The second time I did not find any evidence of their presence, but on the 3rd visit I had an encounter and mistakenly walked through their den.

I heard noises in the leaves and debris, they’re were no domestic dogs around and I saw no birds, so I followed the sound. I kept my head-on-a-swivel so-to-speak and focused on looking for movement. Then off to the left corner of my left eye I noticed movement. The movement was a Coyote.

I checked it out for a few minutes and watched pet dog’s walk right by the Coyote and they didn’t even know it. Even the pet dog owners couldn’t see the Coyote. I continued to watch the Coyote for about 10 minutes and then decided to walk off. I now know their are Coyotes in Stern Grove in San Francisco.

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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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