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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Posted by curt on October 30, 2012 in Photography | No Comments

Sue and I were in New Mexico earlier this month and caught part of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest gathering of hot air balloonists in the world. I’ve always wanted to see this and it was absolutely worth it. Just spectacular. Photos don’t do it justice. You have to be there, walking among […]

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The World Series

Posted by curt on October 28, 2012 in Photography | No Comments

My home team, the San Francisco Giants, won the World Series tonight, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games. It was a sweet victory, indeed. This was a team in every sense of the word. Sue and I were lucky enough to go to games two and six of the NCLS, as well as game […]

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Zombie-O-Rama IV San Jose

Posted by curt on September 2, 2012 in Photography, San Jose | No Comments

Friday was the fourth installment of Zombie-O-Rama in downtown San Jose, and the second time my son and I attended. We had a blast. I estimate a couple of thousand people showed up, most of them in makeup. Some of these folks take this very seriously, as you can tell by the photos below. They […]

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Art’s Treasure Trove

Posted by curt on August 23, 2012 in Photography | No Comments

Art’s Treasure Trove on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Across the parking lot from Art’s is Garcia’s, a Mexican food restaurant with a great neon sign that was featured on Breaking Bad. Anyway, I ate lunch at Garcia’s and had a friendly chat with the waitress, who recommended the brisket taco plate, which was […]

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Blue Doors

Posted by curt on August 14, 2012 in Photography | 3 Comments

Blue doors and windows are a common sight in New Mexico, prompting visitors to wonder at their significance. According to Southwestern Homes and Living, “Blue painted doors and windows are a folkloric tradition, and the color’s exact meaning depends upon whom you ask.” Most New Mexico abuelas (grandmothers) would tell you that the color wards […]

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The Chevy at Los Ojos

Posted by curt on August 12, 2012 in Photography, Used Car Parts | No Comments

Whenever I’m in northern New Mexico, I try to swing by the small town of Los Ojos. And every time I notice the old Chevy parked in the front yard of one of the homes. I’ve never photographed it because I didn’t want to invade the owner’s privacy. But earlier this month I was shooting […]

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Art at The Usuals Presents “Us”

Posted by curt on July 27, 2012 in Photography | 1 Comment

The Usuals, a boutique shop on The Alameda in San Jose, will open a new art show tomorrow night entitled “Us,” a group show consisting of work by San Jose area artists. I will have a piece on display, “Doorway to the Bay” below. There will be live music and festivities at the opening, and […]

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Posted by curt on July 21, 2012 in Photography, San Jose | No Comments

The neon sign atop the Time Deli at the corner of Bascom and Stevens Creek / San Carlos. The Time Market started operation in 1950 at what was then considered a “prime location” by its owners, Sam and Joe Carlino. (This particular corner is looking a little worse for wear nowadays, with The Pink Poodle […]

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“Every Dimension”

Posted by curt on July 20, 2012 in Apple, Software | 1 Comment

The commercial for the new Apple Retina display MacBook Pro is a bit a personal favorite. A lot of the software I wrote appears here. I enjoy it every time I see it on TV. 🙂

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