Finding Faces

A good excuse for not washing the car!

My parking garage space is in the direct path of some air conditioner condensation drainpipes, so during warm weather when entering or leaving, My car gets spattered by my neighbors' drizzle. The other day, as I was coming out of a building, I looked down to my where my car was parked and was amused at what I saw.

As we've discovered from Google Earth photos from space, photos of Mars from space, and many other examples, the human brain tries to make sense of the random patterns observed by our eyes. Often, someone will see a face in the landscape, or some object will suddenly appear to have facial characteristics. It's kind of interesting when it happens unexpectedly.

Here, then, are some "faces" found in the dirt on my unwashed car. There was a bit of help from #Lightroom5 and #PhotoshopCC to enhance what was already there. Straight photos don't always show what the brain interprets in moment of first sight.



In Album Found Faces

An Object Of Beauty

Whence cometh my video?

Many people think these structures are hideous scars on the landscape, but to a broadcaster, each one is a beautiful, sometimes almost sacred site.

This one is located on San Bruno Mountain, just south of San Francisco. I go there weekly to do routine maintenance on a TV transmitter. The trip itself isn't always fun- lots of traffic- but once there, it is a peaceful place, and has a terrific view of the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

The atmosphere is changeable. The day around the Bay was warm, though not hot. On the mountain top it was "variably cloudy" due to the incoming marine layer, which people not on the Left Coast would call "fog." Often, especially in the warmer months, one can enjoy Mediterranean warmth and cool fog on the same day- sometimes within a few minutes.

On this day both were happening within yards. The top of the tower was in the warm climate, the bottom fogged in. It really is a sight to behold.