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August 2019

One More Stranger

By |2019-08-12T17:39:33+00:00August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I've photographed so many strangers on the street that I have enough images for it to be an ongoing, if somewhat desultory, project. So here's the next photo for my Photographing Strangers project. This is Clint. He was standing on the corner of Market and 5th Streets in San Francisco. He was nicely dressed, [...]

July 2019

Up Your Alley in San Francisco

By |2019-07-31T01:15:00+00:00July 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

At the suggestion of one of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, whom I met by chance in Oakland, I went into SF on Sunday to photograph the Up Your Alley event on Folsom and a couple of other streets. The bright, sunny day wasn't a problem for the monochrome camera like it is for [...]

Gray Skyline

By |2019-07-26T22:13:48+00:00July 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The purpose of my trip to the Embarcadero last Sunday morning was to shoot a pano of the skyline from Pier 14. I wanted to replace another framed pano in my office that I'm tired of looking at. I expected the weather to be overcast with some fog, and that's what I got. Those conditions [...]

Hunting in Downtown Oakland

By |2019-07-11T20:43:12+00:00July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On Sunday in the late afternoon, I went into downtown Oakland with no plan to shoot anything specific. As usual, I had my monochrome camera, so I was mainly looking to do street photography—or portraits, if the right opportunity came along. There was a nightclub on Broadway where a few people were gathering outside before [...]

Pride Parade People

By |2019-07-01T18:26:30+00:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

I went to the Pride Parade in San Francisco yesterday. It was my fourth time going. It's true that the event has become much more corporate over the years, but there are still plenty of quirky outfits and characters. Everyone is very friendly. I intentionally brought my monochrome camera. I know the parade and participants [...]

June 2019

White Suit in B&W

By |2019-06-13T23:10:25+00:00June 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I went into Oakland early last Sunday to beat the heat. My plan was to photograph the skyline from across Lake Merritt. I took some average skyline photos, then drove a short ways to be able to shoot the courthouse from across the lake—like this. The rower helps. Back at my car, I spotted a [...]

May 2019

North Coast in Color

By |2019-05-30T20:32:02+00:00May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In the previous post, all the photos were shot with my monochrome camera; in this post, they were all shot with a color camera. I don't convert color photos to black and white—it feels like taking something away from the image. Early morning on Main Street in Ferndale. These Italianate buildings built in 1900 are [...]

North Coast in Mono

By |2019-05-29T16:26:55+00:00May 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I took a four-day driving trip with a friend from the East Bay to Ferndale in northern California. I had both color and monochrome cameras with me. This first post is mono shots. I thought it best to stick to one style (mono or color) per post. Color shots to come next. The Russian Orthodox [...]

Photographing Angel Island’s Past

By |2019-05-08T17:48:02+00:00May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I took the ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island on Sunday and walked (which includes climbing a lot of steps) to a couple of destinations on the island to photograph structures there. I had my monochrome camera with me, because I think architecture looks good in black and white and the mono images have a [...]