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 [...]

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 [...]

February 2019

Street Photography in San Francisco

By |2019-02-18T19:12:20+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

After the storms of the past week, Sunday was clear and cool in San Francisco. I walked all over the place—Union Square, the Embarcadero, Chinatown, North Beach and the financial district—with a street photography mindset. I got four images I think are worth showing. I came across these two men on Market St. They each [...]

Street Photography in Chinatown

By |2019-02-05T00:31:58+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The streets in Chinatown in San Francisco are crowded during the Flower Fair, which takes place the weekend before Chinese New Year. That makes it hard to get a clean composition. I got only a few semi-keepers from a couple of hundred photos, and even for those, I thought there was too much going on [...]

November 2018

Mexico Part 3—Here, There and Everywhere

By |2018-12-05T18:51:16+00:00November 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Here's my last posting of images from the Oaxaca trip. These were taken in various locations. Oaxaca City. She was surprised that I wanted to take her picture, but was happy to pose for a second. Oaxaca City. The night before Day of the Dead. She was posing for money, so I put some [...]

September 2018

Four San Francisco Neighborhoods

By |2018-09-17T18:18:02+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I went into San Francisco yesterday with a vague idea of what I wanted to shoot. I knew I wanted to arrive early at Mission Dolores because it's a white building that would be front-lit and would stand out in black and white against the dark sky. Beyond that, I thought I'd walk into the [...]

May 2018

Cinco de Mayo in the Mission

By |2018-05-12T03:33:34+00:00May 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cinco de Mayo isn't a major holiday in Mexico, and turns out it wasn't in San Francisco, either. I went to the "celebration" there, but it was really more of a small street fair with the usual vendors of cell phone services, chiropractic care, Scientology and the like. So I left and ended up walking [...]

Three Trips to Oakland

By |2018-05-02T23:33:05+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

I'm making Oakland my go-to street photography destination because it's quick and easy to get into downtown and there's a real variety of people to photograph there. The images in this post are from three separate trips. I asked this man to pose for me in front of the mural. This was shot with [...]