CalTrain Sunday

Riding CalTrain down to the Penninsula today for dinner at the folks’.? I’ve got my laptop as well and am working on a music video.

I’m also looking rather emo today, as usual.

Here’s the view from out the window.? I believe we’re somewhere in San Mateo right now.

There are a lot of cyclists riding the train today.

Bicycling w/ Sarah Jane

Sarah Jane

We took the CalTrain down to Palo Alto so that we could ride on smooth pavement in the warmth of the Peninsula.? The pavement in San Francisco is quite torn up and in dire need of rejuvenation.? In fact, you have to constantly stare at the road in front of you to avoid the thousands of pot holes that are just sitting there waiting to deliver strong, unexpected forces to your groin.? There are thousands of cyclists in San Francisco fiending for some of that stimulus money to go toward infrastructural improvements.? Riding in Palo Alto makes you realize just how bad the roads in SF really are.

Anyways, Sarah and I rode through the shady neighborhoods of Palo Alto admiring the pretty houses and general infrastructure.? I made it a point to take her down Bryant St, which is an official “Bicycle Boulevard” for commuters.? The trees along Bryant create a beautiful canopy that provides just the right amount of shade for riders on a hot afternoon.

Bryant

Market Street Portraiture

Downtown Hotties
Today I was crossing over Market St around 5:30pm and the light was coming in really nice. I noticed it immediately. Then I saw these really smiley girls and my instinct told me to photograph them in the good light so I did. They were really enthusiastic about it, which I genuinely appreciate. It’s refreshing when people are stoked to let me take their portrait.

Finding Good Light

Catherine the Filmmaker

I met up with Catherine this afternoon at the De La Vega AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. Catherine is a filmmaker and is currently working on a project about the positive aspects of a changing economy. I have been interviewed for this project twice, and today we talked a lot about what it means to find the good light.

Her film will premiere in early October.