Archive for the 'kite aerial photography' Category

Work on display – new exhibits

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

I have worked on three exhibits during the last couple of months. College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley First up is a reasonably permanent display of my salt pond photographs in the Dean’s Office waiting room at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Dean Jennifer Wolch originally expressed an interest in putting up a couple […]

NOAA’s Bell Shimada at the Exploratorium

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

On Thursday I headed over to the Exploratorium’s new Pier 15 home to take a round of photographs. Pier 15 is a great location for the museum with its dramatic waterfront siting sandwiched between the city’s center and San Francisco Bay itself. On Thursday it was more dramatic yet for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric […]

An interesting bottom – (former) Salt Pond A17

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

After a four-month hiatus I have resumed my kite aerial photography in the South Bay. The short days of winter were devoted to work on my book about the South Bay and a variety of little, barking tasks. So it was great to be out in the open again in the late afternoons of spring. […]

Exhibit at the Exploratorium

Monday, April 8th, 2013

I have a photo exhibit of my salt pond photographs up in the Exploratorium’s new Pier 15 home. The exhibit cascades across three walls flanking a stair that leads from the biology exhibit area to a mezzanine-level area addressing landscapes. For the last forty years or so the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s venerable science museum, occupied […]

A book underway

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Goodness, it has been a while since I posted. My excuse is that I have been quite busy working on a book with a tight deadline. I’ve recently finished the manuscript and image selection so it is in the hands of others now and I can get back to photography. This is the cover design […]

Again, progress is reported

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

I have been fortunate to receive permits from U. S. Fish & Wildlife and California Fish & Wildlife granting permission to take aerial photographs over the South Bay landscape. Each year, as part of the annual cycle of permitting, I  submit progress reports on the Hidden Ecologies Project and a summary of photographs taken. This […]

Pier 94 Revisited

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Last Friday I got a chance to reshoot the Pier 94 site I had visited week or so ago (see previous post). In that original session I had struggled a bit with cloudy skies, inconsistent and turbulent winds, and a couple of suboptimal camera settings (e.g., lens wide open and thus soft in the corners). […]

Up and down, up and down

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Up until the late 19th Century the Islais Creek basin on San Francisco’s southern coast was an impressive tidal marsh. Then the exuberant application of explosives, steam, and later diesel power filled the marsh to create district of industrial works. A panorama of the Pier 94 site (stitched from 7 portrait format images). In the […]

Salt Pond N1A and Don Edwards HQ

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting Scott White, a Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. Scott was interested in trying kite or balloon photography to do some ecological and geomorphic research on the east coast and I agreed to provide an introduction to KAP technique while he was […]

The Mallard II at Beard’s Creek

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

A few weeks ago I took my Documentary Photography class down to the salt ponds for a field trip. After poking around La Riviere Marsh, the Red Hill Gravel Quarry and the Coyote Hills we headed out to Dumbarton Point to see the old landing. There, to my delight, was the Mallard II clamshell dredge, […]