March 29, 2010

Green Car

Some rely on inner values, others are just naturally green... (Taken at the L.A. Auto Show.)

March 27, 2010

Ferry Fly-by

There’s more to see on San Francisco Bay than just The Bridge...

March 22, 2010

Buzzy Bee

Welcome to spring, the time of year when nature enlists the help of a few million buzzy helpers to renew itself.

March 21, 2010

Balboa Park

Not much going on here for a while, due to an assignment that took me to San Diego. I managed to squeeze in a trip to Balboa Park, the historic recreational heart of the city. It’s a popular destination with locals and tourists equally, and a photographer’s dream – you never need to look far for stunning views. Here’s a boy running past the fountain in front of the National History Museum.

A favorite of visitors (and everyone having a camera within reach), the Lily Pond, stretching out between the Mingei International Museum and the Botanical Building.

Nice silhouette: The Museum of Man right before sunset, with a plane scribbling its trace marks into the darkening sky.

There’s something slightly unsettling about planes approaching San Diego’s Lindbergh Field airport downtown, flying right over your head when you’re standing in front of the park's administration building near Veterans Memorial Garden. That’s not the reason this picture turned out a bit shaky, though. It was merely the photographer using the wrong settings, but I like the result anyway.

March 9, 2010

Take a Peek

A floral view of San Francisco’s landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.

March 8, 2010

Oh, Deer!

While rightfully famous for its birds, Bodega Bay, a short drive north of San Francisco, actually has a few other animals to offer, too – and a really scenic view of the Pacific Ocean, Hollywood-sunsets included.

March 7, 2010

Pawprints in the Snow

Back in Germany, they’re having a real winter this year – just like in 2005 when I took this snapshot of a black cat and the traces it left in the fresh white snow.

March 6, 2010

Hippie Camper

What could be more Californian than a battered up but sunny VW camping bus, carrying a mountain bike and decorated with a sticker that says, "Teach Peace"? Now, where did we put the weed...?

March 5, 2010

Exotic Flower


No idea what this Southern California dweller is called, but it’s certainly eye-catching.

March 3, 2010

The View from Sausalito

On a clear day, you can look all across the Bay, and if you catch the right spot there can be something poetic about the view of San Francisco, as seen from Sausalito.

March 2, 2010

Used Vinyl


Does anybody still buy records? Those plastic things that spin around, sound scratchy after a while and don’t really fit into an iPod? Well, for music fans who do, the Bay Area is a true haven, with both Amoeba Records and Rasputin Music offering a huge selection of vinyl (and CDs) in Berkeley and San Francisco. Best of all, they also buy used music – from those of us who’ve gone all digital...


March 1, 2010

Fort Mason Sunset

Originally a Spanish military outpost on the Golden Gate, Fort Mason is now a hub for the arts: music, theatre, films, and much more. Plenty of good food, too – and a great place to watch the sun set over the bridge...