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Caliber is Your Source for Big, Beautiful Photos of the Bay Area – CaliberSF.Com

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

There’s no photo in this post – if you want big beautiful photos of the Bay Area, head on over to CaliberSF. They have bold shots that are up to 750 pixels wide, and beyond.

They even have a Manifesto ‘n stuff:

“Welcome to Caliber — a group of four San Francisco/Bay Area photographers: Troy Holden, Stuart Dixon, Julie Michelle, and Brad Evans.

Our subject matter will focus on The City and its surrounding cities, with the occasional trek across state and international borders.

Our goal is to promote photography while acknowledging the present as well as the past, in whichever form it may show itself.”

All right. Expect good things.

And oh yes, Twitter, Flickr, Reader, what am I, your mother?

Bon courage, Calibre!

Earth Hour Comes to San Francisco – Lights Out for One Hour.

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

After last night’s Earth Hour of partial darkness from 8:00-9:00 PM, the lights on the “architectural necklace” of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge came back to life on the north side first. (Unfortunately, didn’t get a look at the troubled eastern span last night – it was probably darkened also.) 
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You can get the idea of the effect of Earth Hour 2008 in San Francisco by looking at these before and after shots of the Ferry Building taken by talented local photographer Mona Brooks.  

The lights on the suspension cables of the western span of one of the busiest bridges in the world are just for decoration, not for navigation safety or whatever. Pretty. They sure make a big difference to the look of San Francisco at night when they are turned off.

Question: Turning off these decorative lights for an hour saves enough electricity to power Al Gore’s house (his actual house, not his San Francisco condo in SOMA that’s visible on the right) for how many minutes?

Answer: About 13 minutes. Let’s work on that math, after the jump.

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