Saturday, March 19, 2011

Whale, er... Dolphin Watching!

Hello! My lovely friend Christine asked if I wanted to join her on whale watching trip last Sunday. She only had tickets for the two of us... but Justin was able to reserve a spot when we found out someone cancelled.

It was a nine hour trip out on the water and a two hour visit to Catalina island.

We did not see any whales! We were a little bummed out, but what can you do? They're wild creatures.

We were lucky enough to see two pods of dolphins. They were just lovely!

Next time... hopefully we'll see whales!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day Trip to Emerald Bay

This weekend the House of Kelley took a day trip out to Lake Tahoe and we enjoyed Emerald Bay. We took our cameras to photograph what we found at the top of the peak.

While shooting, Vienna made a few friends. These girls were so enamoured of her, they took turns taking individual photos with Vienna. You can see that Vienna absolutley enjoyed the attention. 

Sunset was just lovely. The air was crystal clear and the clouds turned several shaded of colors as the sun decended. The water reflected the pink sky too.

Once it was almost full dark we stopped shooting and headed home. Since it's winter and the sun sets so early, we had plenty of time to get home.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Miss You Roxie!

Good-bye Roxie, you will be missed!

You were a fantastic part of our family.

You can also visit Justin's Ode to Roxie.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Retro Post: Dee Young With the Hackwiths

Last year we had the pleasure of spending time with the Hackwiths. It was a pleasure seeing Amanda again, and meeting Levi for the first time.

We enjoyed the King Tut exhibit. The last time these artifacts were in SF was 30 years ago! Here is a photograph of a photograph. Sadly, we were not allowed to shoot the Tut Exhibit.

We also enjoyed the rest of the museum. This was one of my favorite exhibits... geometric and free form metallic shapes that were conveniently reflective.

Never mind that I got in trouble 1.5 seconds after I took this shot. The Dee Young docents don't like it when guests ignore the barrier and push it a foot forward. How silly, don't they know it's all about getting the shot?

Mayan Sun God figure. I don't get why he has tusks?

Shot of the museum next door. Newly remodeled Academy of Sciences, I think?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Retro Post: Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park

Last year we had the pleasure of meeting up with some friends our ours. Amanda & Levi were newlyweds, spending their honeymoon in the city. We met up for two days and went adventuring.

I had never been to the Japanese Tea Garden. We spent maybe two, three hours there. I think as a photographer, I could have been there all day.

It was so beautiful! One day our backyard will look this good...