Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pictures from Saturday


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Trails in the Presidio



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At a place they call "Land's End" at the mouth of the bay on the San Francisco side.



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At the ruins of the old Sutro Mansion, looking South to Pacifica. Check out the windmill on the left, that's Golden Gate Park. That long stretch of Highway is called the "Great Highway" and is part of the route for the Nike Women's marathon. Half-Marathoners come out of the park and head to the beach for the finish. Full-Marathoners turn left and go down the highway and around Lake Merced before coming back the same way and finishing at the beach. The aid station that I've worked at for the past two marathons is on that highway.



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Passing by the bridge on my way home. Finished in the cover of darkness.



13 comments:

  1. "Half-Marathoners come out of the park and head to the beach for the finish. Full-Marathoners turn left and go down the highway and around Lake Merced before coming back the same way and finishing at the beach."

    Is this post supposed to tempt people like me to run races abroad? It's definitely working!

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  2. Man that looks so sweet! Man I miss the greenery around here. Spring needs to get it's butt over here already LOL

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  3. Unbelievable Rick! When I go running I look at dirt, dirt and then sometimes a little sand.

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  4. The first two are eye-candy!

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  5. Rick, I love the photo of the bridge. :)

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  6. SwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeT Pics :-)

    Bridge does look amazing!

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  7. Really, really nice pictures!

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  8. Absolutely awesome, Rick! Gorgeous shots of your running route, and the picture of the brigde is worthy of a frame. Outstanding!

    Wow, it is nice to see some green foliage... :)

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  9. Beautiful pics! What kind of camera do you use?

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  10. Hey Donald, I use a regular cheap digital snapshot camera, around $100. I own a Nikon now and the last one was a Nikon too. They're small and mostly made of plastic which makes them lightweight.

    I run my photographs through Photoshop. Nothing crazy but I'm able to crop, increase or decrease contrast and brighten up some of the colors.

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  11. Cliffhouse during the day,view of GG bridge at dusk from the marina..
    How far did you run?

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  12. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Rick, love the picture of the bridge.It's the kind of scene that makes me want to drop what I'm doing and pick up my colors and brush. Just amazing!

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