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November 2022

Halloween on Frenchmen Street

By |2022-11-06T19:06:49+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

I was in New Orleans on the Friday night before Halloween. I'd heard that Bourbon Street was crowded and loud, so I went to Frenchman Street, which was more sedate. I walked up and down only a short stretch of the street, but there were plenty of revelers out in their costumes. Here are [...]

October 2022

Iceland, Part II

By |2022-10-03T01:47:07+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

No shortage of images from Iceland to share. This is the photographed-to-death Kirkjufell mountain. I shot at 1/15 second, hand-held. Never used my tripod in Iceland. The Hraunfossar waterfall, also super-famous. Shot at 1/8 second. Colorful outfit at the black sand beach near Vik. Another shot of the black church at Budir. Ideal weather for [...]

Night and Day in NYC

By |2022-10-03T01:34:21+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Here's a second set of images from New York City, some shot at night, some in the day. Times Square, around midnight on Friday night. This Fordham basketball player was posing for publicity shots. Lots of interesting people out at midnight in Times Square. Same location (more or less), early on Saturday morning. Admiring the [...]

September 2022

Lots of Driving in Iceland

By |2022-09-23T01:06:56+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Over 10 days in Iceland, we drove 2,127 kilometers in our rental car—that's 1,322 miles. More driving than I wanted to do, but it was necessary to see all the sights in the south and west (and pretty far east) of the country. The distances between the main sights were long, and there was hardly [...]

New York City—So Much to Shoot

By |2022-09-23T00:31:20+00:00September 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|

On a recent trip to New York City and Iceland, I brought two cameras, each with only one lens: a 28mm and a 50mm. (The 28 is a fixed-lens camera, the 50 was on an ILC.) I shot a lot more with the 28, which, not incidentally, is a more feature-rich camera (including autofocus) than [...]

August 2022

Portraits from Dore Alley

By |2022-08-02T00:38:19+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Up Your Alley (also known as Dore Alley) is an annual leather and fetish event in San Francisco, known as the little brother to the much-larger Folsom Street Fair. This is the second time I've gone there to photograph the day. The attendees are friendly, and without exception, happy to pose for portraits. This year, [...]

July 2022

Out of Focus—On Purpose

By |2022-07-24T21:34:23+00:00July 24th, 2022|Uncategorized|

I went to a workshop taught by Mark de Paola, a New York-based fashion photographer and filmmaker, whose style for his personal work—and often his commercial work—is to take photos where the main subject is out of focus. You can see examples on his website. His justification is that science has shown that "the entirety of [...]

MIRA Building Detail

By |2022-07-05T23:16:26+00:00July 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The MIRA building, at the corner of Spear and Folsom streets in San Francisco, is pretty irresistible for photographers—even if they're not into architecture. The twisty-turny facades make for striking images, whether you're photographing the entire structure (which isn't easy, given that you can't back up very far) or details. Here's the whole building: I [...]

June 2022

Musée Mécanique

By |2022-06-21T23:40:51+00:00June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|

On my customary weekend trip into San Francisco two Sundays ago, I visited the Musée Mécanique on Fisherman's Wharf. Wikipedia describes it as "an interactive museum of 20th-century penny arcade games and artifacts. With over 300 mechanical machines, it is one of the world's largest privately owned collections." It's definitely a time capsule—a bit [...]

Photos Everywhere at Carnaval

By |2022-06-02T00:22:55+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Last Sunday I went into San Francisco to photograph Carnaval. I've done it four times before, and each time I learn something I can apply for next time. The event always yields great photos, including portraits of the performers before the parade, performers during the parade, the backdrop of the Mission District, and [...]

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