Slices of Life: The Blog of Urbin Photography

Observations by Photographer Mark Urbin

A San Francisco Parrot Whisper

On on my trips to San Francisco, I got a good walking tour of the city from my friends Doug and Glenn.

We passed by a park that was had a cluster of people, photographers and parrots.  I learned that over the years, enough pet parrots have gotten loose to form a stable breeding population.   There were a number of these feral parrots in this park taking advantage of people showing up with sunflower seeds and apples.

I have more photographs of these parrots.

September 21, 2008 Posted by | Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fuzzy green stones

fuzzy green stones, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

Just a bowl of fuzzy green stones I saw in a hotel in Southern California. File under Random Hotel Art.

Just remember kids, Art is Where You Find It.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Travel | , , , | Leave a comment

Storm Clouds Over Half Dome


Storm Clouds Over Half Dome, originally uploaded by Eclipse Pics (∆ncient).

There was a storm coming into the valley, complete with Thunder and Lighting. Yes, there were people on the cables on Half Dome at that point.

This photograph is on the cover of my book Yosemite: A State of Mind.

September 10, 2008 Posted by | Book, nature photography, Yosemite | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yosemite Photo Book

I have published a book containing some of my Yosemite photographs.

I used Blurb for the publishing. I’ve used them before for photobooks I’ve given at gifts and have been very pleased with the quality.

I’ll post some sample photographs from the book later.

September 4, 2008 Posted by | Book, Yosemite | , , , , , | 1 Comment