Notebook
October 27th, 2009 by grant

My BIL Alex enlightened me with his Smoked Pork recipe. So I thought I would return the favor by sharing my duck cooking method. While I don’t do it enough to have it perfected, we do enjoy the fowl when we can get our hands on one. Cut the duck into four main pieces, the […]

October 24th, 2009 by grant

Happy Birthday Jen. We celebrated at Rick & Jen’s,  enjoyed bacon wrapped filets & blew off some steam with Beatles Rock Band. Unfortunately I never got a good shot of Jen. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 23rd, 2009 by grant

This Friday we met in downtown Alameda to try out our new Indian restaurant, Flavors of India. It was also a test day for the G11. In good light the G11 is great, the jury is still out on the low light stuff. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 23rd, 2009 by grant

I spotted a Blue Heron this morning. I suspect he was investigating the Skunk incident. I inquired but he gave no comment and flew away. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 22nd, 2009 by grant

Last night we had the pleasure of seeing Jake Shimabukuro live at the Davies Symphony Hall. I picked up Sandy and we had a quick bite at Stelline. I had the cannelloni & Sandy had the chicken. Davies is a stunning hall which made the concert experience even more thrilling. I can’t say enough about […]

October 21st, 2009 by grant

I saw this from my bedroom window and swear I had nothing to do with it. It looks more like a Skunk Mafia thing. I guess is he was a snitch. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 21st, 2009 by grant

and in with the new. Testing will begin ASAP as we have a Jake Shimabukuro concert tonight. photo by SD980IS My beloved G10 will be going on the auction block in the near future. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 20th, 2009 by grant

Made the long drive up and back to Redding yesterday. Stopped by the Sundial Bridge to shoot a few photos. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 17th, 2009 by grant

After breakfast we drove straight to our local zoo. While I told Sandy it was to see the animals… really it was a test for the 7D. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 17th, 2009 by grant

I woke early this morning to water the plants and get ready for our trip to the zoo. We tried a new place for breakfast, Shay’s Cafe. Sandy had a fruit crepe and I had a salmon, tomato, cheese & pesto omelet. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 10th, 2009 by grant

Got a chance to test out my new 7D. It has an APS-C sized sensor. Why would I go away from a full frame sensor? Speed and shooting on the telephoto end, that’s why. This morning we walked to LaPinata and unfortunately it was a bit gloomy so there wasn’t very much activity except for […]

October 8th, 2009 by grant

Ordered it from Adorama in September and I picked it up at the UPS center this afternoon. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

October 7th, 2009 by grant

I always gave Rhea a hard time about her fear of black widow spiders. She would go out hunting for them around her house and in her backyard. In my mind, the odds of coming into contact with one is pretty low. Then this morning before going out to water the plants, I did my regular shoe […]

October 6th, 2009 by grant

My new buddy Teddy invited me on an engagement photoshoot with his friends Richard & Tori. I tagged along and did my best to keep up with these youngsters. They are an attractive & vibrant couple, I wish them all the luck. The shoot started out in Chinatown, then moved to the Embarcadero and ended […]