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Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums

I’ve been gradually moving toward an appreciation of the older landscape photographers. This doesn’t mean I suddenly dislike the contrasty, technically-perfect Ansel Adams school of landscape photography.* But I’m finding myself liking photography which contains elements of embracing the inherent limitations of the medium—while pushing as hard against them as possible—rather than photography which tends to treat those limitations as flaws. 1,356 more words


Cantor Art Center

There are a lot of museums in the bay area and I want to see them all!!! I recently went to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art  158 more words


Cantor Arts Center

We visited the Cantor Arts Center last Sunday, to see the Carleton Watkins exhibit. Although these photos are not as aesthetically appealing as Ansel Adams, they are still iconic images from the early days of American landscape photography. 26 more words


Writing 101, Day 6 — The Guardians

I rarely make new friends; and practically never probe into a friends personality or try to discover what makes them tick. That’s my style and it has a name, which I discovered when I took an interest inventory called the Myers-Briggs as part of a job application. 530 more words


The Penguin Celebrates His [REDACTED]th Name Day!

The Panda and Penguin spent the last few days entertaining the Penguin’s parents as they were in town to help him celebrate years since his birth.   280 more words

Writing101, Day 2 — Joy In The Garden of Despair

The first busload of tourists hasn’t arrived, and quiet rules in the Cantor Sculpture Garden. It’s Saturday morning, and the nearby construction site is taking the day off, which immobilizes the cranes and enforces the quiet. 266 more words


Writing 101, Day 1 — Thinking

One of my favorite spots on the Stanford campus is the Rodin Sculpture Garden. For the last few months a fence has separated the sculpture garden from the construction site of the new McMurtry building, which is replacing the condemned dissection lab where years ago med students learned their first surgery chops. 126 more words