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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

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Katharine & Wood -- A Half Century of Progress

Updated: Jun 19, 2006 2:45am CST

Rachelle Brisk, Sue & Vosse's mom

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

Updated: Jul 22, 2014 5:38am CST

Tate's 50th

Updated: Nov 28, 2007 10:27am CST

Emilie, Ves & John

Updated: Aug 01, 2014 5:42am CST

Some lovely kitties

Updated: Jun 05, 2011 3:56am CST

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 23, 2014 5:01am CST

Sweet Sixteen ~ Adelaide & Katie

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

Updated: May 29, 2006 8:32am CST

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 16, 2014 4:00am CST

Christo & Jean-Claude's Gates

Updated: May 04, 2005 9:45am CST

Andy Gay ~ Poet, Counselor, Friend

Updated: Dec 02, 2004 9:19am CST

Best Friends

Updated: Sep 13, 2014 6:21am CST

Alison's Disney Creations...

Updated: Mar 22, 2013 7:57am CST

Vista from the Oakland Hills / 1986

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

Updated: Jun 14, 2013 3:43am CST

Provence ~ April 2001

Updated: Jun 10, 2014 6:22am CST

Journey through Turkey ~ May 2000

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 2:23am CST

Bill K's Seventieth Birthday ~ Big Surprise

Updated: Oct 16, 2004 12:28pm CST

Carlton, Lisa, Karl & CJ

Updated: Oct 11, 2004 6:51pm CST

San Francisco ~ August 2004

Updated: Mar 25, 2010 8:26am CST

Mendocino Coast ~ August 2004

Updated: Jan 01, 2013 4:06am CST

Belfast Visitors...

Updated: Oct 11, 2004 6:28am CST

Pat fights the "Dam" ICE !

Updated: Oct 11, 2004 10:32am CST

Glorious Blooms

Shot at the Luther Burbank Garden in Santa Rosa Ca 2004

Updated: Nov 16, 2004 9:56am CST

Cats and other weasels

Updated: May 20, 2013 1:05am CST

Reflections

Updated: Oct 17, 2004 2:15am CST

3 Days on Penobscot Bay, 2001

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

Updated: Oct 09, 2004 1:47pm CST

Howe Point

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

Updated: Oct 09, 2004 8:31am CST

They took us to heart!

Updated: Oct 09, 2004 9:16am CST

Gardens

Updated: Oct 07, 2004 9:05am CST

Whatever Floats yer boat

Updated: Nov 03, 2004 9:04am CST

Betsy and Doug ~ Lake Tahoe / Sept 19th, 03

Updated: Oct 19, 2004 7:47pm CST

Folks of all different kinds

Updated: Aug 08, 2014 10:01pm CST

Capital Capers ~ Connie & Gary / Nov 1, 03

Updated: Oct 03, 2004 11:08pm CST

Get a load of these...

Updated: Oct 07, 2004 8:29am CST

Sunrise ~ Sunset

Updated: Oct 15, 2004 6:37pm CST

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 10:24pm CST

Leigh & Kerry ~ True Love at Last !

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

Updated: Oct 06, 2004 6:38am CST

Margaret & Helen & others of note.

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

Updated: Feb 01, 2010 4:01am CST

Sophia & Elena

Updated: Nov 28, 2007 7:48am CST

J & D's Alaskan Adventure

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

Updated: Jul 05, 2008 12:09pm CST

Eagles

Updated: Sep 11, 2008 9:56am CST

Longwood Gardens

Updated: Sep 17, 2008 8:13pm CST

Philly Flower Show~2009

On March 5th Diane and her pals Fran & Melody went on an adventure to ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2009 11:13am CST

SmugShots

Updated: Dec 05, 2011 11:13am CST

John-30th Anniversary

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

Updated: Mar 10, 2009 10:03am CST

Captain Galen Plummer

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

Updated: Apr 04, 2009 5:57pm CST

JK Christmas 2009

Our 2009 Xmas Party

Updated: Jan 21, 2010 10:03am CST

Ganna Walska's Lotusland

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

Updated: Jan 25, 2010 6:11am CST

Jefferson's Faves

Updated: Sep 13, 2014 4:10am CST

Max, Hellie & Margaret

Three Weasels

Updated: Sep 10, 2010 10:37am CST

Marko, Janet & da goils

Marko, Janet, Justine & Giselle.

Updated: Aug 09, 2010 7:29am CST

East meets West Oct 2012

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

Updated: Nov 07, 2012 1:10am CST

Our Family at Christmas

Updated: Jan 02, 2012 5:52am CST

Ben Brown Head Shots

HeadShots of Ben Brown

Updated: Jan 01, 2013 10:33am CST

Camera Awesome Photos

Updated: Jan 14, 2014 11:15pm CST

Parc Guell

Updated: May 24, 2014 4:44pm CST

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's remarkable MAGIC cathhedral

Updated: May 24, 2014 5:15am CST

Casa Batllo

Updated: May 25, 2014 1:22am CST

La Pedrera [Casa Mila]

Updated: Jul 17, 2014 1:53am CST

Lisboa, Sintra, Cascais ~ June 2014

Updated: Jun 26, 2014 10:43pm CST

Gibraltar ~ May 2014

Updated: Aug 05, 2014 2:00am CST

Cadiz & Seville ~ 2014

Updated: Aug 05, 2014 12:05am CST

Rembering Mr. Michael

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

Updated: Sep 15, 2014 3:04am CST

"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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