Thursday, October 30, 2008


We took a day trip to Versailles and seeing all of its over-the-top splendor makes it easy to understand why there was a French Revolution. The weather was pretty stormy, but we managed to stay dry by hopping in and out of the palace buildings, cafes and markets. The rain clouds made for some magnificent skies! Photos by Alison Yin

This is the tree outside Marie Antoinette's bedroom. It was the most beautiful tree I've ever seen.

I also really enjoyed the train ride from Paris to Versailles.

Monday, October 27, 2008

More Paris

More pigeons:

Lighting candles in Notredame:

Fresh streets after a rain:

Fall color:

Crepe-maker in the morning light:

Photos by Alison Yin

Friday, October 24, 2008

A few from Paris

These are a few photos from outside the Sacre Coeur, the cathedral that sits atop the highest hill in Paris in the Montmartre neighborhood. This is where we will be staying for the next few weeks. During the early/mid 1900s, it was the bohemian artist district, home to the likes of Picasso, Dali, Chopin, Van Gogh..... the list goes on. Photos by Alison Yin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Modesto has Steers

This is actually a very old photo, one that I took last year, but I just re-discovered it. Adm's grandma wanted to go these the African steer in person, so we drove a little bit past Modesto to find it. On that note, I'm off to Paris for a few weeks! I hope to still update the blog while I'm there.
Photo by Alison Yin

Saturday, October 18, 2008

UC Davis Football

A few shots from the UC Davis vs. Iona football game. UC Davis killed Iona 55 to 24 on Saturday, October 18, 2008. Photos by Alison Yin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saks Fifth Avenue Runway Show

On the first of October, I photographed a party and runway show hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue and the Guardsman at the Galleria in San Francisco. The event was a fundraiser for the Guardsman to help send underprivileged children to summer camp, and yet the people who attended the fundraiser appeared so out of touch with anything having to do with economic struggle that it seemed more just like an excuse to throw a party for wealthy people. These shots are pretty standard, but since I don't really go to or cover that many runway shows, I thought they were still interesting. Photos by Alison Yin

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Urban Shield, Part III

Here are the last photos from Urban Shield. Photos by Alison Yin

Last one from Camp Parks in Dublin:

These next few were at various places on the Treasure Island Naval Base:

This is a simulated jail riot:

This SF cop wanted to show off his battle scars from a recent motorcycle accident:

My reflection shot from the Amtrak base station in Oakland:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Urban Shield, Part II

More from Urban Shield. Photos by Alison Yin

At the San Leandro Upper Reservoir:

Camp Parks Military Base in Dublin:

Fairmont Animal Shelter in San Leandro:

Firing Range at Santa Rita Jail:

AC Transit in Hayward:

San Lorenzo High School in San Lorenzo: