The gr8ful grind: January 2008

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Palace of Fine Arts at night. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Here's a totally gorgeous old Victorian house one block removed from the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets (corner of Ashbury and Page). I'll be posting close-ups of some of the detail of this standout home over the weeks ahead. The level of color and attention given to those details is quite excellent. Click on this thumbnail to see for yourself. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Artwork in the shape of a lily pad with blossoms stands behind a pool of water plants in the Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park. There are also 2 pieces of art in the foreground of other plant life, seen better by clicking on the photo. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Monday, January 28, 2008

We interrupt this tour of San Francisco to bring you a photo from the Blue Man Group concert I attended over the weekend. (Not taken with my regular camera but a much smaller one) Portland, Oregon, January, 2008.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Your typical city involved in a typical daydream. San Francisco, CA, from the Marin County side of the bay. January, 2008.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The boats at Fisherman's Wharf rest for the night. You'll need to click on the photo to see all details. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Palace of Fine Arts in the early morning light. If you click on the photo to get the full sized version, you can see how truly impressive those columns are. San Francisco, California; January, 2008.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Guess where I've been the past 4 days. If the blown up fishnet crotch shot, bay window architecture, and street sign doesn't tell you where I was, email me. January, 2008.

(NOTE: One of the advantages of film photography is when you have prints made, you have a physical product of the picture. One of the advantages of digital photography is you don't have massive quantities of paper with photos on it laying around. But one of the disadvantages of digital photography is storing those ones and zeros in a safe place. I've been storing my portfolio of photos on an external hard drive, which seems to have crashed and burned. As a result, I've lost most of my photos I've taken over the past few years, except for the few instances where I've burned a CD of a particular trip. As a result, I need to once again build up a portfolio. For you, the viewer of this page, it means that for the next week or two, all the photos will be of this recent trip to San Francisco. I apologize in advance for the one dimensional nature of the next weeks of photos. Gr8ful Ted)

Friday, January 18, 2008

I took this photo of the band Kingfish on their very first tour. I believe this was Bob Weir's first side project while with the Grateful Dead. Left to right: Robby Hoddinott, Bob Weir, Dave Torbert. Reed College, Portland, Oregon, circa 1975. It's interesting to view this photo and the Jan. 15 photo to compare what Weir looks like 30 years apart.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Blues maven Susan Tedeschi. Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, Oregon, July, 2003.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Shaun Murphy and Paul Barrere of Little Feat perform at the Roseland Theater, Portland, Oregon; March, 2005

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One of the later incarnations of The Dead (post-Jerry). Left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Joan Osborne, Bob Weir. The Gorge @ George, Washington. September, 2003.

Friday, January 11, 2008

A daffodil. Eugene, Oregon, March, 2007.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Fall is a great time for photographers: the changing colors, the blue sky, the interesting light. This shot was taken in a park with lots of different color gradients. John Day, Oregon, October, 2007.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Japanese maples can be breathtaking during the fall. The late afternoon sun catches this one at the Japanese Garden. Portland, Oregon, October, 2007.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

It was a big, full moon on Xmas Eve this year. It was so bright, it made the camera think there were 2 of them. You'll need to click on the photo to get the full effect. Madras, Oregon; December, 2007.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Groveside School, founded in 1822, Bennington, Vermont. August, 2007.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Thrill seekers go through a loop at an amusement park in Lake George, New York. August, 2007.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

It's all angles and lines for Frank Lloyd Wright's house (now an architectural college) on the grounds of Taliesin West. Scottsdale, Arizona, May, 2007.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

I thought this was in interesting looking house in a very old neighborhood. Good color combinations, and I love the curved porch. I have no idea if that wrought iron stairway is an entry into an apartment, or just a fire escape. I'd hate to carry groceries up it if it's an entry. Not sure it's the quickest way down if it's a fire escape. You can see it better by clicking on the photo. No. Adams, Massachusetts; August, 2007.