Photo of the Day: Untitled by Heart of Oak

Photo Credit: Heart of Oak, image Untitled (Flickr).

Thanks to Heart of Oak for making the image available to be reposted according to Creative Commons rights:

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Uke and Friends – Friday March 26 at Chit Chat Cafe

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Happy Childhood

vintagephoto: Happy Childhood.

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California Brown Pelicans Sick and Dying

Winter stormy weather takes a toll on wildlife, too. The ultimate coastal flyer, the California Brown Pelican, has been hit hard by the recent prolonged heavy rains, flooding and pollution from run-off. All of which are taking their toll on Brown Pelicans as seabird specialists, The International Bird Rescue Research Center, treat as many of these cold, wet wildlife casualties at both California seabird rescue clinics.

From The International Bird Rescue Research Center blog:

To date, International Bird Rescue Research Center has admitted a staggering 310 California Brown Pelicans since January 1st, and they just keep coming. Our Los Angeles center has around 140 pelicans currently in care while our San Francisco Bay center has around 65. Thanks to our amazing volunteers we are managing to keep our heads above water, although the high numbers of birds are resulting in long hours, which always take their toll on everyone.

It has most definitely been raining pelicans. Let’s hope for a break in the clouds soon.

The International Bird Rescue Research Center urgently needs donations.

via Pacifica Riptide California Brown Pelicans Sick and Dying.

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CALIBER, Stuart Dixon: POST.

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We Have Signs

From Flickr user Rubin Starset.

Via Laughing Squid:

San Francisco’s Answer to Westboro Baptist Church

Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest in front of Twitter’s San Francisco office on Thursday, but found themselves severely outnumbered by a crowd of absurdist pranksters, including guest blogger EDW Lynch above.

One of the best ways to deal with extremist haters, IMHO.

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Through Their Lens: Bats1234

“This Battlestation Is Fully Operational” by Bats1234

“This Battlestation Is Fully Operational” by Bats1234

Excerpted from Caliber, a must-see photography website with a lot of images from San Francisco:

Talk about your chosen image? When was it taken? Where? Why did you take it? What did you think of your image once processed?

This photo was taken in an open stairway at the Embarcadero Center – a place that has always fascinated me.  The Center is a failed urban experiment of concrete walkways, offices, and businesses.  Built in the late 1960’s and 70’s, it’s bold and cold – a giant habitrail that never quite lived up the planner’s vision of warm and efficient workplace, shopping center, and gathering spot.  The picture captures that – the massive power and abandoned coldness of the Center’s underbelly.

CALIBER Through Their Lens: Bats1234.

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Why We Left 320 Esplanade (Photo Gallery)

We were not required to evacuate 320 Esplanade but decided to leave once we saw the scary state of the remaining bluff behind the building.

See these pictures on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/sets/72157623145272267/detail/

All of my pictures on the Esplanade evacuations:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisd2006/collections/72157622920945823/

For a complete chronology and links to many more photos see Evacuation underway at 330 Esplanade.
http://adequatebird.com/2009/12/17/evacuation-underway-at-330-esplanade/

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Earth Shots » Cathedral Park by Yvonne Mestre

Cathedral Park by Yvonne Mestre

Cathedral Park by Yvonne Mestre. The arched concrete supports of the St Johns Bridge form “Cathedral Park” in Portland, Oregon

Earth Shots » Cathedral Park by Yvonne Mestre. Yvonne Mestre website.

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Blue Moon Medicine – January 15, 2010 (photo gallery)

See this post on Adequatebird.com: Blue Moon Medicine – January 15, 2010 (photo gallery)

See these pictures on Flickr: Blue Moon Medicine – January 15, 2010

See all of my Blue Moon Medicine pictures (Flickr): Blue Moon Medicine (collection)

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Late Night at the Belmont Train Station, Creepy Christmas Leftover – Photo Gallery

These images are also on Flickr, and as slide show.

A lot more images at the photo browser on my blog, Adequatebird.com.

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Crane on Esplanade After the Crews Go Home

La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel | 2009 by Michel de Broin

La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel | 2009 by Michel de Broin

Nuit Blanche, City of Paris

Mirror ball, 1000 mirrors, 7.5 meters in diameter.

The spectacular view of the starry sky has long been a source of delight and curiosity, but the abundance of artificial light in urban areas produces a glow that covers the stars in the firmament. The largest mirror ball ever made was suspended from a construction crane 50 meters above the ground to render the starry sky to the citizens of Paris for one night in the Jardin du Luxembourg during the Nuit Blanche event.

Artist Bio

Born in 1970 in Montreal, Michel de Broin lives and works in Canada and Europe.

Through a collection of objects and actions, his works seek to escape the constraining nature of modern utopian aspirations whilst attempting to reenact them in playful, jesting objects that glorify the referent on the one hand while upstaging it on the other. Drawing on his doubt in the capacity and value of ideas, his sculptural projects seek to put them to the test by literally confronting them with the necessities of reality in assemblage that often troubles the ideas it purports to speak for.

Artist’s Site

http://www.micheldebroin.org

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