December 2019

Postprocessing Serendipity

By |2019-12-10T02:56:29+00:00December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Last Thursday was a foggy day, so I went out early in the morning to try using the fog as a blank background to isolate subjects. I was looking for trees standing alone, with the idea of turning them into silhouettes in monochrome. I never really found that, but instead remembered a statue in a [...]

Oakland Museum Art

By |2019-12-03T17:04:02+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Camera clubs disqualify images that a judge determines to be "photos of someone else's art." But if you put your spin on such subject matter, that's OK. Fortunately, this isn't a camera club competition. Here are two photos of other people's art from the Burning Man exhibit currently at the Oakland Museum. Named "Trocto," [...]

November 2019

Bay Bridge, Early Morning

By |2019-11-19T18:25:50+00:00November 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I drove across the Bay Bridge early Sunday morning to catch the 7 a.m. shuttle from Treasure Island to the Yerba Buena Island viewpoint. The shuttle didn't get there till past 7:30, so my plans for catching the earliest light on the bridge went by the wayside, but it was still directional early morning light [...]

Eva at Two

By |2019-11-06T00:50:09+00:00November 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

There's only one photo in this post. I photographed my granddaughter at a playground on her second birthday. My camera is definitely not a good camera for action, so I had to try to catch her when she wasn't moving—which isn't easy with a two-year-old. This is a crop of an image that had [...]

October 2019

The Salesforce Transit Center Oasis

By |2019-10-15T15:36:03+00:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Because the Salesforce Transit Center has been open for such a short time, everything is clean and new, unlike what you find in other public spaces in San Francisco. The sidewalks are pristine, the drinking fountains work, the bathrooms are clean, the greenery is neat and trimmed, and the tables and chairs in the courtyard [...]

September 2019

Market St. Street Photography

By |2019-09-14T22:10:16+00:00September 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Along with the Embarcadero, Market St. is my favorite location for street photography in San Francisco. It's always busy and there's always a range of people, including shoppers, tourists, businesspeople, performers and others. I was in the city on Thursday to see a photo-related movie (Jay Myself) and stayed after to shoot around Civic Center [...]

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

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 [...]

May 2019

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 [...]