Steve's 2003 photos


Dates are download dates, which match photo dates except as noted.
Camera: DWN's Olympus C-740 UZ camera until 8/26/03, subsequently SAN's identical Olympus C-740 UZ.

Summary: 2.08 GB, 3,078 photos.

See also: Panoramic photos 2003

July
August
September
October
November
December


Date Place Description
07/11/03 Arnold Ann Kirk and Jessica.
07/12/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge:tennis players (Chuck, Jim, Dorothy, Steve Daus), lifeguards.
07/21/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: water polo; Brian, John, Bobbie Owens. Bad water polo movies, before I understood how movie mode on/off worked.
08/03/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: DWN teaching swimming; tennis courts; sand castle contest, including Sonja, Craig, Ginger, Michael, Audrey, SEN.
08/04/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: water polo, SEN and Hillary.
08/10/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: 8/9/03 tennis players (Lloyd Loeffler, Bob Schey, Steve Daus,Bob Fields, Gene Holman).
8/10/03 Bob/Randi/Jessica/Matthew Fields.
08/11/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: water polo, Lloyd Loeffler, McKenna Pearson, SEN.
08/13/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: water polo.
08/15/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: SEN Halloween bingo with Craig's nieces.
08/19/03 Arnold Snowflake Lodge: Judith Daus, Chuck Carlsen, Tom Cahill.
08/24/03 NYC NYC/NYU with DWN. Wall St./Trinity Church. Lower Manhatten/Statue of Liberty/Battery Park, incl. WTC memorial. Bull monument at Customs House. Woolworth building. Trinity Church and headstones. Cube sculpture at Helmsley building. St. Paul's Chapel. Sculpture near hotel. NYU Hayden Hall 1720 movein: DWN, Dave Hancock, etc.; skyline views.
08/25/03 NYC South St. Seaport; Seaport Suites Hotel; Brooklyn Bridge with skyline/Chrysler/Empire State/Woolworth/City Hall; City Hall fountain.
08/26/03 NYC 8/25/03: Washington Square, NYU.
8/26/03: NYSE, Wall Street, Trinity headstones, WTC site.
09/04/03 Home Expendible test images, first pix with Steve's camera.
09/07/03 Arnold 9/6/03: Tom Cahill's men's tennis BBQ. Tom Cahill, Irwin Cantieri, Chuck Carlsen, Jim Held, Lloyd Loeffler, SAN.
09/09/03 SFO ASN, BSN as ASN departs for Boston.
09/11/03 SF 9/10/03: Mattoon construction site. Outer Noe Valley, 29th Street from top of 29th Street.
9/11/03: Bay Bridge, downtown from Castro/Duncan. Golden Gate Park: Conservatory, SEN and Jake Hall at tennis courts. SEN at Twin Peaks.
09/12/03 SF Golden Gate Heights (15th Avenue/Moraga).
Star Dance Studio: SEN and Micky.
09/16/03 SF Nighttime views of downtown and the Bay Bridge from Twin Peaks and upper Market Street, near Clipper.
09/18/03 Marin Bolinas Lagoon from back road to Mt. Tam. SF and SF Bay from Mt. Tam.
First experiments with bracketing and panorama mode. Attempted to use exposure braketing, but did not understand it; need to hold down shutter button for all bracketed exposures. Panoramas created by Camedia Master, without much hassle; slick. Initially built pan[123]s with panorama small output (lower resolution), later 10/8/03 rebuilt pan[123]l with large output (high resolution). [10/8/03: Camedia software now does not grok p13.jpg as part 2 of panorama (probably I unintentionally overwrote the original using Gimp), but it fortunately has sufficient overlap to just use p12+p14+p15=pan1l.]
09/21/03 Home SEN's 12th birthday. Presents at home. Dinner & presents with HWS/MKS at Merritt Restaruant, Oakland.
09/24/03 SF GGB from Crissy Field, Palace of Fine Arts.
First successful use of exposure bracketing. Overexposed +0.7 due to inadvertent exposure adjustment setting, older pix dating back some time are also overexposed +0.7.
09/26/03 Home Rosh Hoshana dinner: BSN/SAN/SEN/HWS/MKS/Minnie Jurow/Jessica Sykes.
09/29/03 Daly City Daly City: ERN, dog Tiny and Darlene at Margie's Rest Home.
10/06/03 Arnold 10/5-6/03: SEN at cabin; Woody Bear; chainsaw bears at Fly-In.
10/08/03 SF Downtown from Diamond Heights above Upper Douglass Park.
10/08/03 SF Downtown and outer Noe Valley from top of Billy Goat Hill.
Panoramas: pan1 overexposed; pan2 underexposed; pan3 telephoto overexposed. Camedia software identifies the panorama components appropriately on the thumbnails and seems to knit them together quite seamlessly. Camedia software allows saving panoramas small/medium/large (i.e. different resolutions) and in different formats including different degrees of JPEG compression; probably should avoid saving these in JPEG if additional image manipulation will follow later. Exposure is tricky for panoramas, should lock desired exposure first, probably should use full manual mode (oops, panorama not available in ASM mode; why?)..
10/09/03 SF Skyline from Corona Heights, Blue Angels rehersal. Panoramas.
10/09/03 Marin Marin Headlands: Golden Gate Bridge and SF with Canadian Snowbirds rehersal.
Panoramas. Camedia software blows it on several of the GGB panoramas, the cables do not always line up correctly. The same motorboat appears twice in one panorama (once with long wake).
10/10/03 SF Ira and Jack at Douglass Park tennis court. Mission/Noe Valley/downtown from Bernal Heights. Panoramas.
Later photos use exposure compensation -1.0, because that looked better on playback, perhaps metering is affected by dying batteries? Previous battery charge was after 9/4/04.
10/11/03 Lodi 15th Annual Lodi Juggling Festival at Micke Grove Park, Lodi. SEN at Funderwoods.
10/12/03 SF Fleet Week air show from Bieneman apartment in Pacific Heights, overlooking Lafayette Park: Canadian Snowbirds and Blue Angels.
Panoramas. Batteries died during shooting, presumably the long day of shooting at Lodi (including flash pictures) took a heavy toll.
10/15/03 Home Test images of cloisonne match box holders at different resolutions, see readme.txt for details.
10/16/03 Home Cloisonne matchbox holders. Resolution 1280x960, compression normal (lo-q). Should have used black background rather than gray. These are the test images with black background; 031016a is the complete set of matchbox images with gray background.
10/16/03 Home Cloisonne matchbox holders. See the matchbox holder web page for an an organized view of these.
10/16/03 Home Cloisonne ashtrays.
10/16/03 Home Cloisonne cigarette boxes.
10/16/03 Home Matchbox covers.
10/16/03 SF Downtown with Victorians from Alamo Square.
Panorama, overexposed.
10/18/03 Home Sally's 12th birthday party (belated).
SEN, Jessie Holtzman, Chelsea Mattoon, Sarah Roach, Morgan Warner.
10/21/03 Home Test pic of matchbox cover with black background. But still not right: did this on piano bench, which is reflective black, need to use nonreflective black cloth instead. Light also not great, looks better with diffused full sunlight. Bari jar label.
10/21/03 Home Matchboxes again, this time with black background, cf. 031016d. But as above, need to use nonreflective black cloth instead, and better light.
Cf. also the matchboxes web page.
10/21/03 Home Cloisonne sets.
10/25/03 Sonoma Thornton Ranch with Mattoons, Evers, Finns, John Fischer, Johnsons, Rothmans.
House, flowers, panoramas, baseball, lunch, swimming.
10/25/03 San Mateo Farewell dinner with Craig and Ginger Hauschildt at Rainbow Pizza, San Mateo.
10/27/03 SF Night pictures from Golden Gate Heights (15th Avenue/Moraga), including experiments with exposure compensation (-0.3, -0.7, -1.0).
10/31/03 SF Downtown from Billy Goat Hill, including panoramas.
Initial exposures wrong (-1.0) due to previous experiments with exposure compensation.
10/31/03 Stanford Halloween. Sally's and Steve's pumpkins at home, but then the Stanford Art Department's at Matt Kahn's.
11/02/03 SF Downtown from roof of SF Tennis Club, including panoramas.
11/11/03 Napa, Marin Old Bale Mill state historic park near Calistoga.
Sculpture at Domaine Chandon, Yountville.
Night pictures of Golden Gate Bridge and SF from Marin Headlands.
11/16/03 Oakland Breakfast at Bill & Molly's with Alan & Lee, Jay, BSN/SAN/SEN. Some pix by SEN.
11/19/03 Home Sally's room, per BSN's request.
11/20/03 SF Downtown at night: St. Mary's, City Hall, Davies.
11/21/03 SF Sunset, 15th Avenue at Moraga.
11/22/03 SF Golden Gate Park: Conservatory.
GGP tennis courts: SEN and Eli Wald, mixed doubles tournament.
11/27/03 Eureka At Olsgard's, Thanksgiving 2003. Walk to downtown Eureka with BSN/Ed/Michele/Flossie. Olsgard's garden, including panoramas.
11/28/03 Eureka Morris Graves Museum, Eureka: interiors, sculpture outside. Sally in funhouse mirror, Old Town Eureka.
12/01/03 Mendocino Mendocino on rainy day, including panoramas.
12/08/03 SF Downtown and GGB from Twin Peaks; St. Mary's; downtown and SF Bay from Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower.
Panoramas pan1 - pan5 from Twin Peaks; pan6 - pan9 from Coit Tower, handheld because tripods not permitted. Due to of the number of panoramas, saved each in small resolution rather than large for initial examination, should later redo any which are decent in large resolution. The handheld panoramas from Coit Tower are not really satisfactory, because the transitions between frames are visible, probably because the horizontal alignment was not quite correct.
12/08/03 SF Downtown and GGB from Twin Peaks at night. First attempt at nighttime panoramas. Panoramas pan[234] are not sharp; exposure bias -2.0 resulted in shutter speed 1/2", and the camera does not apply noise reduction when the shutter speed is less than 1".
12/15/03 SF Downtown and GGB from Twin Peaks at night. Like 031208b, but with manual exposure rather than adjusted auto exposure; tried smallest possible aperture (f8) with long shutter times. But (oops!) forgot to turn on noise reduction when changing from night mode to manual mode, which presumably is why some of these are still jittery. And (oops again), don't extend top arm of tripod next time. More nighttime panoramas, but pan[23] are still too jiggly.
12/17/03 SF Downtown and gorgeous sunset from Golden Gate Heights, 14th Avenue at Moraga, including numerous panoramas. Had to leave to pick up Sally just as light was at its best, sadly.
The optical distortion of Golden Gate in the Marin panoramas is interesting. The seams are too evident in the otherwise gorgeous sunset panoramas (pan11 and pan12), and waves present an obvious problem for knitting adjacent frames.
12/18/03 SF Sunset from Golden Gate Heights, 14th Avenue at Moraga. Interesting cloud textures, but not nearly as impressive as previous night 031218.
12/21/03 SF Hanukkah 2003 (part 1, cf. also 031228).
12/20/03 with Ness family (disc shooter warfare).
12/21/03 with more family: Nesses, HWS/MKS, Alan/Lee/Amanda/Pat (some by Sally).
12/25/03 SF [By DWN and SEN] ERN at Margie's. See also DWN's pix.
12/27/03 SF Presidio Golf Club with Rooneys [some pix by SEN]. See also DWN's pix and SEN's pix from same occasion.
12/27/03 SF Twilight, sunset, post-sunset from Twin Peaks, including panoramas.
12/28/03 SF Hanukkah 2003 (part 2, cf. also 031221).
Ness * 5, HWS/MKS, Minnie, Jay/Debra/Alyssa/Jake.

Panoramic photos 2003
Steve's photos
All photos
All content © 2003-2007 by Stephen A. Ness.
Last update: 1/1/2008