Jef Poskanzer's Photography

"This is the world, muchachos. This is the real world, and you are in it."
-- B. Traven

[Friends and Family] [Macro] [Industrial Archaeology] [Metal] [Deserts and Cacti] [Hiking] [Camping] [Biking] [Beaches] [Hot Springs] [Whitewater] [Ultraviolet Light] [Crafts] [Cats] [Trains] [The Bevatron] [burningman '98 and '96] [Red Oak Victory] [Construction] [Albany Bulb]

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03mar2000 Backyard
Spring is approaching in my backyard cactus bed.

06feb2000 Red Oak Victory
A second visit to the Red Oak Victory, a WWII ship being restored at Point Richmond.

25nov1999 Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving at my parents' house, with lots of nephews etc. in attendence.

28oct1999 Big Thursday
A bike + photo trip along the San Francisco waterfront and the Marin headlands. I called it Big Thursday because the surfers were all abuzz over the very large waves hitting that day. However I happened to get to Fort Point, a prime wave-observing spot, during a lull, so no big wave pix for me. I did pick up a few nice shots of the Nike missile installations in Marin, though.

25oct1999 Backyard
Here I started using a Sony Mavica FD-91 digital camera. It has a resolution of 1024x768 pixels, which is less than I'd prefer. However it also has a totally kick-ass 14x zoom lens with optical image stabilization and super-macro. In this session I was just taking test shots of stuff in my backyard, but some of them turned out nice enough to be keepers.

PhotoCD 3909
1999. A Drawbridge pic, more construction, the Albany landfill, Sutro Baths, Seaview Trail in Tilden, Stanford Art Museum.

PhotoCD 3676
1999. Closeups of copper pipe, closeups of pebbles, a field trip to Agate Beach, more soapbox racing, and a ghost cat.

PhotoCD 3003
1998. Bike trip on Wildcat Ridge, giant foam Legos, Burningman 1998, various strange metal objects, and the Red Oak Victory the day it pulled into Richmond. On my second roll of Velvia 50, I started setting the camera to ASA 40. Got this tip from Galen Rowell and it works great, brightening things up a little.

PhotoCD 4803
1998. Some garden pix, and a bunch of shots at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Starting here I switched film from Kodachrome 64 to Fuji Velvia 50. This was originally scanned as disc 3418, but when I got it back I immediately noticed that every frame had the same greasy hairy blotch on it. I checked the slides and they were clean, so I sent them back to be re-scanned. It took three tries, but eventually Kodak capitulated. This is part of the reason I don't use PhotoCD any more.

PhotoCD 3734
1997. Some pictures of crafts projects I've made, a beach trip with people in a large hole, strange stuff on SF's waterfront, the soapbox races again, one more shot of the old Oakland train station, plus the Sacramento train station.

PhotoCD 3816
1997. NASCAR racing, the old Oakland train station, still more construction shots, a WeLL picnic, and a giant tooth.

PhotoCD 3204
1997. Bodie, a ghost town up near Mono Lake. Then a trip to Hawaii (more lava!), another ex-girlfriend, and a bunch of construction and de-construction pix.

PhotoCD 0241
1996. A bike & camera trip around Point Richmond, and Burningman 1996.

PhotoCD 0545
1996. This disc includes a roll from a sea kayaking trip using a disposable waterproof camera. Also a lot of construction-site shots, trips to Mt. Tam, Yosemite again, Arch Rock at Point Reyes, Mt. Diablo, Big Sur. Plus my collection of Hello Kitty Heads.

PhotoCD 0354
1995. Lots of outdoor pix - trips to Sunol, Yosemite, Desolation Wilderness. A photo-essay of the Bevatron. Couple of beach trips, the San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Races, and some weird houses.

PhotoCD 0105
1995. Some nature shots, a couple of my nephew Felix, an interesting reverse fog in the Berkeley hills, the old Point Molate whaling station, and one excellent picture of my cat Sid. From here until 1998 I'm using Kodachrome 64.

PhotoCD 0679
1990-1994. Still more old slides. A few Hawaii shots (lava is nifty), a bunch of friends and old girlfriends, a couple of me.

PhotoCD 0656
1987-1990. More old slides. There are some real winners in this batch. I especially like the one of Elephant Rock at sunset. The pix at Bear Harbor in the Sinkyone Wilderness area are very nice. There's the classic shot in Fern Canyon, a beautiful ice-covered tree on Mt. Hamilton, the old motor-lifeboat launch rails, the Wolf Ridge nike base, and some desert shots.

PhotoCD 0655
1984-1987. More old slides. A month-long visit to Australia, a nice aerial shot of Drawbridge, some elephant seals, more cat pix, some hiking, etc..

PhotoCD 0654
1982-1984. When I started using PhotoCD in 1995, I went through a couple thousand old slides and picked out the best 400 or so. These got scanned onto four discs to start off my digital collection. This disc has shots of some of my cats, one of me with half my hair shaved off, trips to the Yucatan and Death Valley, and some others. The film is a mix of Ektachrome 100 and Kodachrome 64.

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