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Vista from the Oakland Hills / 1986

Vista from the hills: Redwood deck in Oakland Ca. I built this deck in ...

Updated: Jun 13, 2013 12:43pm PST

Rachel's Pushin' 50, and it ain't pushin' back !!!

Rachel’'s Birthday ~ The SNATCH QUEEN goes 50! This is a gallery of p ...

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 2:01pm PST

San Francisco ~ August 2004

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 5:26pm PST

Christo & Jean-Claude's Gates

Updated: May 03, 2005 6:45pm PST

Galleries

Katharine & Wood -- A Half Century of Progress

Updated: Jun 18, 2006 11:45am PST

Rachelle Brisk, Sue & Vosse's mom

Photo taken of Rachelle circa August 1986 Her late husband & Vosse & S ...

Updated: Jul 21, 2014 2:38pm PST

Tate's 50th

Updated: Nov 27, 2007 7:27pm PST

Emilie, Ves & John

Updated: Jul 31, 2014 2:42pm PST

Some lovely kitties

Updated: Jun 04, 2011 12:56pm PST

Rachel's Pushin' 50, and it ain't pushin' back !!!

Rachel’'s Birthday ~ The SNATCH QUEEN goes 50! This is a gallery of p ...

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 2:01pm PST

Sweet Sixteen ~ Adelaide & Katie

Best friends Adelaide & Katie shared a wonderful Sweet Sixteen Party w ...

Updated: May 28, 2006 5:32pm PST

Alison & Bob ~ Tied the Knot 12-11-04

Alison and Bob are a dream tema and have got a multitude of creative v ...

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 1:00pm PST

Christo & Jean-Claude's Gates

Updated: May 03, 2005 6:45pm PST

Andy Gay ~ Poet, Counselor, Friend

Updated: Dec 01, 2004 6:19pm PST

Best Friends

Updated: Sep 12, 2014 3:21pm PST

Alison's Disney Creations...

Updated: Mar 21, 2013 4:57pm PST

Vista from the Oakland Hills / 1986

Vista from the hills: Redwood deck in Oakland Ca. I built this deck in ...

Updated: Jun 13, 2013 12:43pm PST

Provence ~ April 2001

Updated: Jun 09, 2014 3:22pm PST

Journey through Turkey ~ May 2000

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 11:23am PST

Bill K's Seventieth Birthday ~ Big Surprise

Updated: Oct 15, 2004 9:28pm PST

San Francisco ~ August 2004

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 5:26pm PST

Mendocino Coast ~ August 2004

Updated: Dec 31, 2012 1:06pm PST

Belfast Visitors...

Updated: Oct 10, 2004 3:28pm PST

Pat fights the "Dam" ICE !

Updated: Oct 10, 2004 7:32pm PST

Glorious Blooms

Shot at the Luther Burbank Garden in Santa Rosa Ca 2004

Updated: Nov 15, 2004 6:56pm PST

Cats and other weasels

Updated: May 19, 2013 10:05am PST

Reflections

Updated: Oct 16, 2004 11:15am PST

3 Days on Penobscot Bay, 2001

3 days on the water--September 9, 10 & 11 2001

Updated: Oct 08, 2004 10:47pm PST

Howe Point

Pat R, Jefferson L & Dave J A memorial for our departed friend & spons ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2004 5:31pm PST

They took us to heart!

Updated: Oct 08, 2004 6:16pm PST

Gardens

Updated: Oct 06, 2004 6:05pm PST

Whatever Floats yer boat

Updated: Nov 02, 2004 6:04pm PST

Folks of all different kinds

Updated: Aug 08, 2014 7:01am PST

Capital Capers ~ Connie & Gary / Nov 1, 03

Updated: Oct 03, 2004 8:08am PST

Get a load of these...

Updated: Oct 06, 2004 5:29pm PST

Sunrise ~ Sunset

Updated: Oct 15, 2004 3:37am PST

Ms. Mona & Mr. Arrow ~ At the hitchin' post.

Mona & Arrow have found one another! Ain't it a charm? Damn the Tug B ...

Updated: Sep 26, 2004 7:24am PST

Leigh & Kerry ~ True Love at Last !

A HOT time in old Reno, that's for sure!!!

Updated: Oct 05, 2004 3:38pm PST

Margaret & Helen & others of note.

Various photo Ops of certain little girls, children of all stripes and ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2010 1:01pm PST

Sophia & Elena

Updated: Nov 27, 2007 4:48pm PST

J & D's Alaskan Adventure

May 16 thru June 2-2008. Diane and I went on our 15th wedding anniver ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2008 9:09pm PST

Eagles

Updated: Sep 10, 2008 6:56pm PST

Longwood Gardens

Updated: Sep 17, 2008 5:13am PST

SmugShots

Updated: Dec 04, 2011 8:13pm PST

John-30th Anniversary

A joyful [surprise] gathering of John's friends in honor of his 30th A ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2009 7:03pm PST

Captain Galen Plummer

I met Galen the summer of 1999 about 3 months after Diane and I had mo ...

Updated: Apr 04, 2009 2:57am PST

JK Christmas 2009

Our 2009 Xmas Party

Updated: Jan 20, 2010 7:03pm PST

Ganna Walska's Lotusland

A remarkable garden in Santa Barbara created by Ms. Ganna Walska

Updated: Jan 24, 2010 3:11pm PST

Jefferson's Faves

Updated: Sep 12, 2014 1:10pm PST

Max, Hellie & Margaret

Three Weasels

Updated: Sep 09, 2010 7:37pm PST

Marko, Janet & da goils

Marko, Janet, Justine & Giselle.

Updated: Aug 08, 2010 4:29pm PST

East meets West Oct 2012

Howard & Susan threw a family get together for the guys from Calif, NJ ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2012 10:10am PST

Our Family at Christmas

Updated: Jan 01, 2012 2:52pm PST

Ben Brown Head Shots

HeadShots of Ben Brown

Updated: Dec 31, 2012 7:33pm PST

Camera Awesome Photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2014 8:15am PST

Parc Guell

Updated: May 24, 2014 1:44am PST

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's remarkable MAGIC cathhedral

Updated: May 23, 2014 2:15pm PST

Casa Batllo

Updated: May 24, 2014 10:22am PST

La Pedrera [Casa Mila]

Updated: Jul 16, 2014 10:53am PST

Lisboa, Sintra, Cascais ~ June 2014

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 7:43am PST

Gibraltar ~ May 2014

Updated: Aug 04, 2014 11:00am PST

Cadiz & Seville ~ 2014

Updated: Aug 04, 2014 9:05am PST

Rembering Mr. Michael

A collection of photos of Mike Vosse, family, friends and fellow trave ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2014 10:17am PST

"Schoodic Sushi ~ Sushi to Go". Looks like Sushi GONE!
This 'fast food' joint is on the road to Schoodic Point State Park on the central "Down East" coast in Maine. A compelling idea -- a roadside sushi stand out in the boonies in Maine. Wonder how much product they moved when the season was ON.

Your Bio

Welcome to GoldenMean Images on SmugMug…

I have been shooting photographs as a hobby for about 40 years. In that time I have had the usual trouble other photographers report in achieving good results from C-40 labs -- not knowing whether an image would look anything like what was seen when the shutter was released.

Storing prints and negatives had become an impossible chore -- all in the service of one or two images per roll of film that “might” be considered worthy of display or sharing. And then, what the heck to do with all those bad 4x6 prints?

Enter digital photography! I’ve been given a new freedom and new life in photography through the digital medium with the ability to do my own “processing” and editing in the computer. I can discard the dross and print images to my personal standard. Storing images on a hard drive and not in old shoeboxes is wonderful. They are easy to access, easy to edit without all the pain that scrounging in dusty “photo archives” used to be.

Now, I make no claims as an expert, nor do I wish to wax grandly about being taken to new levels of creativity, or anything like that. I just have a collection of scenery, photos of people [some very odd ones], sunsets, flowers and buildings that I found in various travels, and thought I'd make them available for others to view.

I’ve posted this website for those who might stumble upon it, as well as for friends to take a gander at what sort of pictures I’ve been shooting. I want to share my pictures with all...

SmugMug is a great liberator for having put together a bunch of code jockeys equal to the task of building a robust, easy to use method for photographers to launch their treasures.

One thing that sets SmugMug apart is the excellent printing service they offer. Viewers who like particular images can have them printed in a variety of sizes and formats. Even coffee mugs, Key chains and T-Shirts!!!

Here's a hilarious sidebar about a typical C-40 lab:
"When I had a job at the photo-developing counter of a pharmacy, the film was sometimes developed incorrectly. [MY POINT EXACTLY -ed.]
When this occurred, we did not charge our customers. [Oh, Right. What about the million $$ photo you ruined?!?]
One time a man came in to pick up his pictures, which were marked at $0.00, indicating that not one of them had turned out right.
The customer asked to see the photos, and when I noticed the odd splotches of color all over the pictures, I apologized profusely.
"Oh, no, these are fine," he said happily. "I'm a microbiologist, and these are my bacteria cultures."

OK then, on to the pictures…

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