Saturday, May 26, 2012

California Coast Photos
by Jake Ehrlich

Recently I took a drive down the California coast and took some photos I would like to share with you.

The image below is of Pacifica, California

The next image below is of Pismo Beach, California

The next image is of Morro Bay Beach

These next two images are of Big Sur, Californai

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

San Francisco Marina Kiss by Jake Ehrlich

San Francisco Marina Kiss
Jake Ehrlich

I just happened to be walking down Chestnut Street and I saw this couple kissing in front of me and I took these shots. What stood out to me at the time was the energy coming from their passionate embrace and kiss, as well as the bright neon lights behind them. There was something almost magical about this fleeting moment.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

San Francisco Night Scenes by Jake Ehrlich

San Francisco Night Scenes
Jake Ehrlich

Shot with Canon 5D Mark II, with 24 to 105 f/4 IS USM L Lens

I was born and raised in San Francisco, and I imagine it has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I took these shots tonight and thought I would share them with you. This first shot is of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and San Francisco Skyline with palm trees in the foreground.

Note: Click on images for more detail

This next photo below is a simple photo of the beautiful San Francisco Skyline

I really like this next photo which shows the Bay Bridge traffic heading into San Francisco, with the San Francisco skyline in the background.

This next shot is also of the San Francisco Bay Bridge and I took this one in portrait.

This next shot is of Coit Tower, looking up from underneath

This last image is of the Palace Of Fine Arts located in the San Francisco Marina, and it looks even better today, as it the restoration project was just completed on January 14, 2011, and they added much better lighting to it as you can see.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jake Ehrlich

So I realize it has been way to long since I have posted photo and I hope in 2011 I will be able to publish many, many more. I really like this one I took recently on the Streets of San Francisco. Remember when everybody used payphones and now you NEVER see them anymore since everybody has an iPhone. This payphone is at the end of "z" line.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Streets Of San Francisco: Photos By Jake Ehrlich

The Streets Of San Francisco
Photos By
Jake Ehrlich

I took all the shots in this series with me iPhone 3Gs, which takes much, much better photos than my original iPhone. The whole point of having a camera in my iPhone is that I shouldn't have to carry around a separate point & shoot.

This first shot is great because the little kid was so cute!!!

I took this next shot in front of the Marina theater and I thought it was supremely ironic that the dude with the mohawk was sitting, reading with the sign behind him that reads "Capitalism. A Love Story."

I was having a hard time deciding which way I liked this photo better: cropped or un-cropped so I put up both...

I shot this photo on the bus, since on my way to Jury Duty. I was tripping on how thrashed this dude's laptop was, and in particular, I was tripping on how he had used duct-tape as a hinge!?!

I haven't taken a bus in San Francisco for many years and I was tripping on how many people had iPhones!!!!! In this next photo, all three girls on the left side have iPhones and they are all ADDing out on them. Also the dude standing up in the center-right has his white fashion-victim iPhone earbuds on.

Something in this photo caught my eye, but by the time I got into position to take the photo everybody was staring at me ;-))) Kind of funny!!!

This next shot was kind of interesting. I took it in front of the Coffee Roastery on Chestnut Street and I thought it was fascinating that the shop was closed, but the sign said open.

I was having a drink with a girlfriend of mine on her 37th Birthday. Actually, I don't really drink so I was having water and she was drinking a Cosmopolitan. When she left to go to the bathroom at the Balboa Cafe, I took this shot. Strangers In The Night, exchanging glances, wondering in the night, what were the chances...

This next shot speaks for itself in a wild-monkey-dance kind of way ;-))))

When I was serving on Jury Duty at the San Francisco Hall Of Justice, I noticed the payphones were removed from and I thought this made a bold declarative statement about modern San Francisco society–since everybody has an iphone ;-)))

This last shot seems kind of self-explanatory to me. Cigarettes, put out on-top of a garbage can. You get the idea...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna...

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna troop of 30 Dancing Lipizzaner stallions were rescued by U.S. General George Patton 63 years ago. The Lipazzaner breed has existed for over 425 years.

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna was founded in 1572, and the school maintains equestrian traditions and skills passed on for centuries, dating back to ancient Greece and refined in Vienna over hundreds of years.

In war-torn Austria during World War II, the school and its horses stood at the brink of destruction, but General Patton's 2nd Cavalry saved them. The story was recreated in the 1963 Disney film "Miracle of the White Stallions," starring Robert Taylor, Eddie Albert and James Franciscus, and released on DVD a few years ago.

To see more stunning photos from The Spanish Riding School of Vienna click here.