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January 30: flickr meetup on the coast

Posted in date day, photo by gwen on February 1, 2010

Saturday we went to a meetup of the San Francisco Bay Area flickr group down in Davenport, which is a tiny town a bit north of Santa Cruz. We got there an hour late but found them easily because there aren’t a whole lot of places a group twice the size of the town’s population can hide.

I didn’t take many photos, which is okay, I was really just there for the ocean. I could happily spend the rest of my life on California’s coast [incidentally, this best guidebook EVER]. It was 70° out when we left Oakland and about that when we got to the coast, I had on a 3/4 vintage jacket on that I had to take off because I was sweating.

We stood on top of a bluff like video stars, then spent awhile looking down a crumbling cliff at an inaccessible beach. We tightrope walked on the railroad, stopped by a lighthouse [where they have a hostel with private rooms, highly recommended!], then watched sunset at the tafoni tidepools at Pebble Beach [there are about 80 Pebble Beaches in California, this one is near Pescadero; the one you’re probably familiar is an hour or so south in Carmel]. So of course I have a sunset photo for you. Because you cannot get enough.

Sunset #4

Chad took tons of photos [though he’ll probably never go through them or post them, so you will just have to imagine]. I took a couple of him, this is him shooting and the dress I am wearing, which belongs to my friend Jen. It is the Target Rodarte mustard crepe and mesh dress, and I do not intend to return it because it is so, so, so cute.

Me in Jen's dress, Chad shooting

I also finally got a shot of the scarflet I made Chad for Christmas. I used a rugged thick slate wool, it is very manly! and a grey vintage German glass button that has some geometric trangulations on it, and I think the whole thing looks a little TNG, which is perfect because my boyfriend is the world’s biggest little Star Trek fan.

January 30: Chad and the scarflet I made him for Christmas

Here’s one of Chad’s photos [I went through and pulled out the ones of me, that is all you wanted to see anyway, right]. It is also of the sunset, and me. The temperature dropped like a rock in tandem with the sun, so most of the dress is covered by my half-dozen layers so you cannot see its glory but whatever. You can look it up online if you really care. I think it’s a pretty lovely photo.

Pebble Beach sunset by Chad

Bonus cliché shooting each other photos:

Chad, camera

Shootout!

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2009’s model, lights meetup tomorrow!

Posted in photo by gwen on December 12, 2009

2009's model, lights meetup tomorrow!

Sunday, December 13, is the fourth annual holiday lights flickr meetup in Alameda, more info here.

Also: tree is up! and lit! and has one ornament hung with care! We each get one new one each year, a tradition I started when D’arby was born. There are quite a few ready to go, so I just have to bribe everyone around here with cocoa.

This is my 2009 ornament, a glass crawfish from our trip to New Orleans this spring.