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Ron Hipschman's Snapshots

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  1. Klystron tube

    Snapshot Title: Klystron tube
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Klystron Gallery
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    One of 250 klystron tubes that power the 2-mile long Stanford Linear Accelerator



  2. Alcatraz

    Snapshot Title: Alcatraz
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Fort Mason piers #3
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Previously no one wnted to go here, now it's a tourist destination!



  3. Fort Mason pier and Alcatraz

    Snapshot Title: Fort Mason pier and Alcatraz
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Fort Mason piers #2
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    A beautiful view from the San Francisco waterfront



  4. Cowell Theater in the Herbst Pavilion

    Snapshot Title: Cowell Theater in the Herbst Pavilion
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Fort Mason piers pan #1
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Good stuff in here.



  5. Water temple visitor

    Snapshot Title: Water temple visitor
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Pugas Water Temple
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Enjoying the warm sunny day beside the reflecting pool.



  6. Pulgas Water Temple

    Snapshot Title: Pulgas Water Temple
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Pulgas Water Temple
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Great place for a picnic.



  7. Pulgas Water Temple

    Snapshot Title: Pulgas Water Temple
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Pugas Water Temple
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Where are the water nymphs?



  8. Pulgas Water Temple

    Snapshot Title: Pulgas Water Temple
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Pulgas Water Temple
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    How idyllic!



  9. Filoli

    Snapshot Title: Filoli
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Filoli and Crystal Springs Reservoir from Hwy 280 Vista Point
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The 654-acre Filoli estate contains as its central portion a historic house and sixteen acres of formal garden. The house was occupied from 1917 to 1936 as a private residence for its original owners,...



  10. Southern Crystal Springs Reservoir

    Snapshot Title: Southern Crystal Springs Reservoir
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Filoli and Crystal Springs Reservoir from Hwy 280 Vista Point
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The source for all drinking water for San Francisco and northern San Mateo county



  11. Crystal Springs Reservoir

    Snapshot Title: Crystal Springs Reservoir
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Crystal Springs Reservoir From The Dam
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Holding the drinking water for San Francisco and northern San Mateo, this is a great place for hikes and picnics.



  12. Unusual house

    Snapshot Title: Unusual house
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Visible from Highway 280, this unusual house was built from the outside-in. The concrete shell was cast on mounds of dirt that was then dug out to form the living space.



  13. Graceful supports

    Snapshot Title: Graceful supports
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The main beauty of thi bridge are its graceful catenary supports.



  14. Ice Cores

    Snapshot Title: Ice Cores
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: National Ice Core Laboratory
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    This is a small portion of the 15,000 ice cores stored in the -35 degree F. freezer at the National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver CO. These ice cores are from all over the world from Greenland to Anta...



  15. Golden Gate Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Golden Gate Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking Northeast
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Taken from Twin Peaks, the distant bridge has a nice perspective.



  16. Colma Bart Station

    Snapshot Title: Colma Bart Station
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Daly City at Night from Mt. San Bruno
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Also one of BART's main repair depots.



  17. Bay Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Bay Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking Northeast
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    You can see both the western and eastern spans of the Bay Bridge in this shot.



  18. San Francisco City Hall

    Snapshot Title: San Francisco City Hall
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking Northeast
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Recently restored with all it's gold leaf!



  19. Market Street

    Snapshot Title: Market Street
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking Northeast
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    San Francisco's "Main Street" runs from the foot of Twin Peaks to the Ferry building in the distance.



  20. One of the Twin Peaks in San Francisco

    Snapshot Title: One of the Twin Peaks in San Francisco
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking Northeast
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    This is a shot of the southern Twin Peak Taken from the Northern Twin Peak.



  21. Downtown San Francisco

    Snapshot Title: Downtown San Francisco
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Twin Peaks Looking North
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Taken from Twin Peaks, this shot shows downtown San Francisco. Visible is City Hall, The Transamerica Pyramid, the Bay Bridge and Market Street.



  22. Lake Merced

    Snapshot Title: Lake Merced
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco from Mt. San Bruno, Pointe Pacific
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Southwestern San Francisco



  23. Sutro Tower

    Snapshot Title: Sutro Tower
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco from Mt. San Bruno, Pointe Pacific
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    A blight on our landscape



  24. The Bay Bridge

    Snapshot Title: The Bay Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco from Mt. San Bruno, Pointe Pacific
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The western span



  25. Downtown San Francisco

    Snapshot Title: Downtown San Francisco
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco from Mt. San Bruno, Pointe Pacific
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The Transamerica building and Bank of America building



  26. Transamerica Pyramid

    Snapshot Title: Transamerica Pyramid
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Only the top of the pyramid sticking above a hill seen from the roof of the Exploratorium.



  27. Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon

    Snapshot Title: Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon, complete with swans!



  28. UC Berkeley landmarks

    Snapshot Title: UC Berkeley landmarks
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    From top to bottom: Space sciences Lab, Lawrence Hall of Science, Lawrence Berkeley Labs (former accelerator building .



  29. Alcatraz

    Snapshot Title: Alcatraz
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    San Francisco Bay's former high security prison



  30. St. Francis Yacht Club

    Snapshot Title: St. Francis Yacht Club
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    On San Francisco Bay



  31. Golden Gate Bridge

    Snapshot Title: Golden Gate Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco Bay from the roof of the Exploratorium
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Taken from the roof of the Exploratorium



  32. Representative city lights

    Snapshot Title: Representative city lights
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: Daly City at Night from Mt. San Bruno
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Just a sample.



  33. The San Francisco Mint

    Snapshot Title: The San Francisco Mint
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Yes, this is where all those coins with the "S" designation come from.



  34. A straight shot of the Bay Bridge

    Snapshot Title: A straight shot of the Bay Bridge
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    The camera coincidentally is in exact alignment with the western span of the Bay Bridge. Pan a little to the right to see the eastern span (you can sort of see the new eastern span being built behind ...



  35. The Campanile at Berkeley

    Snapshot Title: The Campanile at Berkeley
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Barely visible in the distance, across San nFrancisco Bay, we can see the Campanile at U. C. Berkeley



  36. St. Mary's Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: St. Mary's Cathedral
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Also known as "The Bishop's Bendix" because of its resemblance to a washing-machine agitator.



  37. San Francisco City Hall

    Snapshot Title: San Francisco City Hall
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    San Francisco City Hall with e federal building behind



  38. San Francisco Downtown Skyline

    Snapshot Title: San Francisco Downtown Skyline
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco From Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    Here we see the famous Transamerica Pyramid and to its right, the Bank of America building. That's a lot of America!



  39. Downtown San Francisco

    Snapshot Title: Downtown San Francisco
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: San Francisco at Night from Diamond Heights
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    This otherwise spectacular view is unfortunately spoiled by instabilities in the Gigapan beta mount. I will be taking up these issues with Charmed Labs immediately. It's still a great view though...



  40. Googly Eyes

    Snapshot Title: Googly Eyes
    Taken by: Ron Hipschman

    Image: The Exploratorium's Learning Studio
    Image Owner: Ron Hipschman



    Description:

    A creepy jar of googly eyes can be found in the "Cabinet of Curiousity"



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