The River Through Petaluma

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    Leo in the TWIT Cottage
    When I was there, I grabbed a quick photo that I put in this previous post about visiting Petaluma.

    Daily Photo – The River Through Petaluma
    A few days after the talk at Google (I think the Authors@Google *LINK to video are adding subtitles now, for those of you that have trouble hearing), I went up to Napa to visit my mom and my grandmother. Besides getting a bunch of homemade fudge (which I brought to the Stanford photowalk), I also stopped on the way back south in Petaluma at Leo Laporte’s “cottage”.
    I’ve always been a big fan of Leo’s! Beside just seeing out of one eye (a strange bond I feel with him), I’ve really gotten a kick out of the way he approaches and discusses technology. In fact, I listen to his podcasts so much that my wife often says, “If I have to hear that Leo ONE MORE TIME, before jamming the radio to get off AUX to FM.”
    Leo was in the middle of a podcast when I walked in to watch his operation in person. We didn’t really get a chance to talk, but he was gracious and said hello quickly while in the middle of the broadcast. I think he’s very clever with his media powerhouse there. I was fascinated seeing the operation — everything from the logistics to the electronics – smart.
    His whole team was out in the front part of the college, and, while there, I also met Dr. Kiki (Dr. Kirsten Sanford is probably what it says on her degree). She was as nice as I expected as well – her show is called “Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour” — another nice podcast for your lineup!
    After leaving, I stopped in downtown Petaluma to grab some lunch and some internet. Whilst there, I went over one of the bridges to grab this shot. I don’t know if the water is always this brown and muddy, but it certainly was this day!

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    1. Joseche. 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition!

    2. L.U.C.I.O. 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work

    3. Qba from Poland 61 months ago | reply

      Stunning reflections and great composition !!
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    4. GR58 61 months ago | reply

      Just perfect!

    5. walla2chick 61 months ago | reply

      This reminds me of Dutch master painting--gorgeous!!

    6. borzoibob 61 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot, very nice work !

    7. Sam Bekkers 61 months ago | reply

      your photos never cease to amaze me

    8. Grrxyn 61 months ago | reply


      Do you ever get tired of producing such astonishing pieces?

    9. Julien Ratel ( Júllí Jónsson ) 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fave Moi France (P1/ F3), Street photo contest results!!!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      wonderful harbour!!

    10. Made in Madeira 61 months ago | reply

      Magical. Pure eye candy.

    11. Taylor Mahaffey | Photography 61 months ago | reply

      Perfect. I would love to sit behind you at your computer and just watch you edit these photos. Haven t seen anyone get it quiet right yet. You have the eye!

    12. Sharon.Thanks for stoppin by! 59 months ago | reply

      Such a great work of art, very well done, your photostream is beautiful, I really enjoyed looking through it, great shots

    13. mikeadkinsphotography 55 months ago | reply

      I know Leo and miss him on Call For Help. We meet in an airport on the way to a personal appearance in Charleston West Virginia. He is a cool guy and very approachable. I have an autographed picture of him in the computer room at work. Oh, and thanks for the Podcast suggestions and the great shot.

    14. ralph.stewart 45 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
      You deserve an award from...

      Best Images Ever

    15. gcuerten 45 months ago | reply

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