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James Baloun's Snapshots

  1. Out there

    Snapshot Title: Out there
    Taken by: James Baloun

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



    Description:

    A bug flying near or a bird flying farther away. Whatever it was it moved and is out of focus.



  2. Dogs are disconnected.

    Snapshot Title: Dogs are disconnected.
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Train Repair Depot
    Image Owner: Hans Janowitz



    Description:

    Not ready for steam.



  3. Viking Ship

    Snapshot Title: Viking Ship
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California
    Image Owner: Joel Henner



    Description:

    www.sjolander.com/viking/plans Will open in a new tab or window/



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  5. Blue / Blue

    Snapshot Title: Blue / Blue
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Frank Lloyd Wright Marin Civic Center
    Image Owner: Andreas Goedde



    Description:

    One bright sunny day I was driving by Marin Civic Center after seeing it from the highway since I was a kid and it hit me. The blue dome roof is a mirror of the blue sky nestled between the rolling gr...



  6. NASA YO-3A

    Snapshot Title: NASA YO-3A
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Interior of Hangar 211 at NASA Ames Research Center
    Image Owner: Leila Madrone



    Description:

    A rare aircraft with a very interesting history.

    www.yo-3a.com Will open in a new tab or window/



  7. Interesting, continued

    Snapshot Title: Interesting, continued
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Roadcut Near Wilson Lake
    Image Owner: Ron Schott



    Description:

    Could it be part of the K-T boundary?
    ;
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous–Tertiary_extinction_event Will open in a new tab or window



  8. Antenna Farm

    Snapshot Title: Antenna Farm
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: North and East from Prudential Center
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    Transmitting in megaHertz but the camera is receiving above teraHertz.



  9. Shave and a haircut

    Snapshot Title: Shave and a haircut
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: North and East from Prudential Center
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    Gillette Factory
    (now you have that song stuck in your head)
    ..
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_and_a_Haircut Will open in a new tab or window



  10. Bay Windows

    Snapshot Title: Bay Windows
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Sunset District, San Francisco
    Image Owner: David szeto



    Description:

    Bay windows are a traditional architecture in San Francisco. Imagine how many?



  11. Filoli Home and Gardens

    Snapshot Title: Filoli Home and Gardens
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: I-280 in California
    Image Owner: Tom Lauwers



    Description:

    I would like to visit sometime.

    www.filoli.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  12. Costal rainforest.

    Snapshot Title: Costal rainforest.
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: View Point Tree v1
    Image Owner: Jeromy Henry



    Description:

    The fog from the ocean just over the hills drips from the branches of the redwood trees and helps the trees get enough water.



  13. Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.

    Snapshot Title: Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc.
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: South Bay Wetlands
    Image Owner: Vytas SunSpiral



    Description:

    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to launch a missile from a submarine.... oh wait, it does.



  14. The famous Blue Cube

    Snapshot Title: The famous Blue Cube
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: South Bay Wetlands
    Image Owner: Vytas SunSpiral



    Description:

    Onizuka Air Force Station.
    www.onizuka.af.mil Will open in a new tab or window/Ask not what your country does for you,
    just sleep soundly knowing that they do it.



  15. Nixon for President

    Snapshot Title: Nixon for President
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Joseph Selle - circa November 1960 Roll A
    Image Owner: Andrew Eskind



    Description:

    Sign says "A Man for a Man's Job"



  16. The stick

    Snapshot Title: The stick
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: San Francisco from Twin Peaks
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    aka Monster Park



  17. A row of dogs

    Snapshot Title: A row of dogs
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Mandelbrot
    Image Owner: Ted Morse



    Description:

    Sitting on the right, looking at the blue field.



  18. Grouse Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Grouse Mountain
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Burrard Inlet, Vancouver
    Image Owner: Hans Utz



    Description:

    Ski Resort and trail-head.

    www.grousemountain.com/Winter Will open in a new tab or window/



  19. Hoover Tower

    Snapshot Title: Hoover Tower
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: South Bay Wetlands
    Image Owner: Vytas SunSpiral



    Description:

    At Stanford University.

    www.stanford.edu/home/welcome/campus/hoover.html Will open in a new tab or windowen.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Tower Will open in a new tab or window



  20. Mt. Tamalpais

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Tamalpais
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: South Bay Wetlands
    Image Owner: Vytas SunSpiral



    Description:

    In Marin on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tamalpais Will open in a new tab or window



  21. Lick Observatory

    Snapshot Title: Lick Observatory
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: South Bay Wetlands
    Image Owner: Vytas SunSpiral



    Description:

    mthamilton.ucolick.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  22. NASA QSRA research aircraft.

    Snapshot Title: NASA QSRA research aircraft.
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Hangar 2
    Image Owner: Leila Madrone



    Description:

    A document that reviews some of the history of powered lift aircraft.
    Page 14 shows the QSRA aircraft:
    www.aoe.vt.edu/~mason/Mason_f/HiLiftPresPt2.pdf Will open in a new tab or windowBoeing modified the Caribou for a NASA s...



  23. Spares

    Snapshot Title: Spares
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Interior of Hangar 211 at NASA Ames Research Center
    Image Owner: Leila Madrone



    Description:

    A couple of spare 747SP engines.
    www.sofia.usra.edu Will open in a new tab or window/



  24. JFK Library

    Snapshot Title: JFK Library
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: North and East from Prudential Center
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    www.jfklibrary.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  25. USS Constitution

    Snapshot Title: USS Constitution
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: North and East from Prudential Center
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    The bow and main mast are visible, painted white.
    www.ussconstitution.navy.mil Will open in a new tab or window/



  26. Here comes the sun...

    Snapshot Title: Here comes the sun...
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: The view from my roof 241 Florence Ave, Sebastopol, CA (l19)
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    There goes the sun...



  27. Original Table

    Snapshot Title: Original Table
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Ives Pool, Ives Park, Sebastopol, CA
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    The tables with the awnings were at Ives Pool since at least the late 1960s.



  28. Parkside Elementary School

    Snapshot Title: Parkside Elementary School
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: 241 Florence, Sebastopol, CA from my roof (l26)
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    I Started Kindergarten there in Jan 1968. Across the street was a candy store where the fire station is now.



  29. Mt. Saint Helena

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Saint Helena
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: 241 Florence, Sebastopol, CA from my roof (l26)
    Image Owner: Rich Gibson



    Description:

    The United Methodist Church (.25 mi.) with Santa Rosa (8 mi.) and Mt. Saint Helena (20 mi.) in the background. Great detail!



  30. Das Boat

    Snapshot Title: Das Boat
    Taken by: James Baloun

    Image: Golden Gate Bridge
    Image Owner: Randy Sargent



    Description:

    The Tug Boats appear to be escorting a submarine out the gate.