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May 30th, 2011 by grant

We had a mini Italian reunion this morning at Yank Sing in San Francisco. The Dim Sum was excellent and of course it was great to see the Asato’s. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 30th, 2011 by grant

I usually go to our local Veterans park to photograph the Memorial Day events, but this year I forgot and committed to a family outing in San Francisco. It didn’t feel right skipping this tradition, so I went out to the Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno yesterday to shoot a few photos to […]

May 29th, 2011 by grant

The terns were daring me to shoot them. I could not for the life of me get a good shot so I made a composite. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 29th, 2011 by grant

There should be a 3 day weekend every month. This lazy Sunday afternoon Sandy surprised me with a linguine & clam dish for lunch. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 28th, 2011 by grant

We rescheduled numerous times but finally got together with the Nierva’s at Angel Fish here in Alameda. The girls were adorable. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 28th, 2011 by grant

Sandy bought a chocolate chip cookie mix a while back and it’s been taunting me… so I made it. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 22nd, 2011 by grant

Our own Aflac duck, Ben, has been looking pretty dirty lately and yesterday, he had some nasty green crap. Tired of cleaning up after him, I chased him out of the backyard. I noticed he stumbled quite a bit. He just sat outside our fence all day and I mentioned to Sandy this didn’t look […]

May 20th, 2011 by grant

Okay I’ve been trying to use my iPad camera and while I understand why they are so popular I absolutely cannot stand the image quality. It may not be apparent from these thumbnails but it is horrible in low light and the dynamic range even in good light is substandard. Of course what should I […]

May 17th, 2011 by grant

We finally got to visit Tami & Chris. I really wanted to shoot Noah, but for whatever reason my shutter speed kept reverting and thus I got a lot of motion blur. Unfortunately my eyes are so bad now I couldn’t see the extent of til I got home. I’ll have plenty of other opportunities […]

May 15th, 2011 by grant

We had a busy weekend down in LA. Along with visiting with my Ma, we managed to get together with Barry who was in town for a convention. I haven’t seen him in 16 years. The Original Pancake House on Pacific Coast Highway was a great find. I love the Apple Pancake. We also revisited […]

May 15th, 2011 by grant

Just as we were about to leave for LA there was a flurry of burd activity. We spent so much time observing them it delayed our departure. We were happy to see a brood of new ducklings, 10 of them to be exact.   Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 12th, 2011 by grant

Ben will never win any beauty contests. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 8th, 2011 by grant

This year to celebrate Mutha’s Day, we procured a whole roasted piggy.  To serve alongside that, we had grilled golden pompano, steamed mussels, green mango salad with shrimp, Hawaiian mac salad, garlic bokchoy. For apps, Jen brought SPAM musubi & tuna poke. Cait made a lovely plate of homemade hummus & pita breads. For desert, […]

May 6th, 2011 by grant

Just got a new 320EX. It’s nice, compact and has a white LED for focus assist. Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite

May 3rd, 2011 by grant

We got the news on Sunday that while in LA Tami gave birth to, to… uh since he was early they didn’t even have a name picked out. So we are proud of our new nephew… whatever his name is, uh Baby Yuen!     Start Slide Show with PicLens Lite