Archive for the ‘Roadside Attraction’ Category

“Defenestration” in San Francisco CA

June 8, 2011



































This art installation, titled “Defenestration,” done by artist Brian Goggin, was seen in San Francisco CA at Sixth St. and Howard.

Positively Fourth St.

June 8, 2011

Hidden Persuaders?

June 7, 2011

















Is using a cocktail for phallic symbolism subtle or not?

Another day; another photo

June 3, 2011










How old is your local newsstand?

Holiday weekend batch of photos

May 28, 2011










Plaque in Berkeley CA










Mural in Oakland CA










V-dub spotting in Alameda (AKA the Island that rust forgot.)

From the WLJ photo desk

May 26, 2011

Back in the old B&W days of photography, putting folks under a tree to take their photo was not a good idea if there wasn’t a solid shaddow area.  The bright highlights and the dark shaddow areas on one face were challenging to print.

Digital photography has made much of Photogaphy easier, but when we saw the guys from the band called “Fellowship of the Beard,” our fist intint was from the old days and we wanted to avoid the highlights and deep shaddow challenge.  We ignored out instinct and took a photo.

As you can see, the digital camera exposed for the background and plunged the people into deep shaddow.

Live and learn, eh?

48,000 Corks collected!

May 26, 2011

Better than no new picture at all?

May 19, 2011

What song has the lyrics:  “I see a red phone and I want it painted black!”?

Dook! Dook! Dook!

May 16, 2011

We saw this example of Berkeley’s disposable art on Sunday at the Jazz on Fourth event.

A day early?

May 12, 2011

This mural was seen in the work stage (above) and then finished (?) a week later, in San Francisco.

If we post these photos as a “Thursday extra” does that mean we can take Friday off?