Category Archives: Street art

Southern Berkeley/North Oakland street seens


Some images captured on a stroll with younger daughter. . .

First, a face spotted by Samantha on the base of a freeway support. . .

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 800, 33.3 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.5

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 800, 33.3 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.5

Another face, spotted on the asphalt beneath out feet. . .

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 12.5 mm, 1/400 sec, f4.9

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 12.5 mm, 1/400 sec, f4.9

Another sidewalk vignette. . .

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/1000 sec, f3.3

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/1000 sec, f3.3

The ghost of a long-vacant neighborhood snack stand. . .

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 18.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f5.3

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 18.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f5.3

And light and shadow at play on a street tree bole. . .

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/320 sec, f5.4

14 September 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/320 sec, f5.4

Banksy: Intermediated love, NSA chaperoned


The title’s ours, not his. From his website:

BLOG Banksy

Street Seens: A remarkable Berkeley building


The run-down building at the northeast corner of the intersection of 65th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley has been transformed into what is perhaps the city’s most remarkable display of street art. We dodged traffic to grab a few shots.

And, as usual, click on the images to enlarge:

We begin with the fence to the north of the building facing San Pablo Avenue:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

Next up, the building’s northern wall, which largely escapes the attention of passers-by:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/1300 sec, f3.9

The next four shots feature two scenes from the building’s San Pablo Avenue footage, first with this strange critter:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/320 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.3 mm, 1/320 sec, f4

Next, more of the frontage:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 13.3 mm, 1/400 sec, f5

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 13.3 mm, 1/400 sec, f5

And a detail of a door critter with a Freudian nose:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f3.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f3.6

And this hidden detail, on the side of column, may explain the nasal condition:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 5.4 mm, 1/400 sec, f4

Next, the western half of the building’s southern wall:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/800 sec, f3.9

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 6.9 mm, 1/800 sec, f3.9

And the eastern half:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.8 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 4.8 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4

A detail:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

And, finally, the fence to the southeast:

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

27 July 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 41.3 mm, 1/500 sec, f5.6

Street seens: Images from the Berkeley Pier


For our first entry after a long delay [computer problems, now hopefully solved] some street art, for the most part shot on the city’s fishing pier at the Berkeley Marina. . .

First up, an enigmatic offering:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 6.1 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.7

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 6.1 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.7

Next, a face to remember:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 500, 4.3 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 500, 4.3 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.3

A high flyer takes wing:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

Cosa Nostra or cozy nostrum?:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 4.3 mm, 1/60 sec, f3.3

Another enigma:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 11 mm, 1/15 sec, f4.8

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1600, 11 mm, 1/15 sec, f4.8

And a warrior takes up his arms:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1250, 4.8 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.4

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 1250, 4.8 mm, 1/15 sec, f3.4

Younger daughter catches another form of art:

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/160 sec, f3.3

15 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 320, 4.3 mm, 1/160 sec, f3.3

And for our final image, another kind of street art, closer to home on Shattuck Avenue:

25 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 35.6 mm, 1/200 sec, f5.5

25 June 2014, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 35.6 mm, 1/200 sec, f5.5

Southern Berkeley street scenes: One afternoon


We begin with a sidewalk doodle. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 9 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 9 mm, 1/1000 sec, f4.4

A wall with a southern exposure. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 14.2 mm, 1/800 sec, f5.1

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 14.2 mm, 1/800 sec, f5.1

And patterns on a creosoted pole. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/125 sec, f5.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 24.4 mm, 1/125 sec, f5.4

A shoe defooted. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 23.1 mm, 1/80 sec, f5.4

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 23.1 mm, 1/80 sec, f5.4

And a skyline delineated. . .

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 86.9 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.9

4 October 2013, Panasonic DMZ-ZS19, ISO 100, 86.9 mm, 1/100 sec, f5.9

Front porch view, revisited


We’ve posted the view of this wall before, the first sight to greet our etyes when we walk out our front door.

Now another, fresher view, with an assertive addition.

19 February 2013, Nikon D300, ISO 320, 32 mm, 1/160 sec, f4

19 February 2013, Nikon D300, ISO 320, 32 mm, 1/160 sec, f4

Video Interlude: Street art, London style


From Agence France-Presse: