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 [...]

Back to an IR Mindset

By |2019-09-09T20:49:09+00:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

My infrared (IR) converted camera was stolen out of my car in July 2018, and I haven't done much IR photography since then. I could have, using an IR filter on my normal cameras, but that requires long exposures and a tripod. The results often aren't great if you're including trees in the composition because [...]

August 2019

The Embarcadero—a Kodak Picture Spot

By |2019-08-19T21:02:53+00:00August 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The views and the people on the Embarcadero make it a great photo destination. I was there just after sunrise on Saturday and took advantage of both possibilities. This is a photographer who sells his work across from the Ferry Building. I've talked with him a couple of times. He was taking drone shots over [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]