Wednesday, November 10, 2010

lens and quality time

saturday was wonderfully spent with ma beardman.  he found this guy selling a tamron 28-75 mm lens in san francisco.  so with no hidden motive (haha) wes asked if i'd like to take a trip to sf with him and just stop by this guy's house to pick up a lens.  he's cleber.

i was testing out the lens on some dude who fell asleep on the side of the street.

we then traveled to tartine bakery for lunch.  i was more excited than wes, i'm sure.  he calls it 'chic food'. side note. wes standing in line for chic food.  classic.  how do i get this boy out of his food box, geez.  somebody help! 

i got the croque monsieur with shiitake mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes

we shared a morning glory bun, but i lusted after all the other desserts behind the glass.

we took our food to-go and ate our meals at twin peaks.  i forget how crowded that place gets in good weather.   

everyone wants that cliche shot of them and the city in the background. 

anyway - on our way home we stopped at the golden gate bridge.  for how often i've been there (and the short period of time i lived there when we immigrated), i've never actually walked the bridge.  

i have this morbid curiosity as to how long of a ways down it is for those who plan on jumping.  and there are lots.  i like to think that they don't follow through (or survive).  i know that's not the case though.  

sorry, morbid, i know.  

but ya, let's move on. 

ps, i like our new lens.  the guy said there were a bunch of focus problems, but we didn't have any, other than the fact that it needed a new lens cap.  they normally run for nothing short of $300, even used.  the guy sold it for $150?  

hence the trip.  jk.  the trip was to spend time together.  haha. 


  1. Hi there you. Please note that your man never pays asking price. We got it for $120. :). After a good cleaning and some fine-tuning, both the glass and the AF motor seem to be working perfect. It certainly was a great find...and a great day.

  2. can i start renting all that equipment?

  3. I love how starkly different Wes looks vs. everyone else in the chic food line picture. great shot.

    you 2 are so cute. love reading about your adventures.

    xo - K

  4. whats funny is there are a ton of chicks behind him!

  5. LOL - oh monica how right you are. i had a sporadic chuckle in a rather silent car from your comment. thank you haha

  6. i like your lens, too!! and his hair is awesome. and the food looks delicious. and i love the last photograph-- so poignant. oh dear, i'm rambling.

  7. Looks like a fun trip! I miss being close enough to take a day trip to San Fran!! I also miss you... tons! :-)