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 [...]

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 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 [...]

January 2019

Late Day Light in Sonora

By |2019-01-16T05:29:33+00:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

I went to Sonora in Gold Country this past weekend. Bad weather was predicted but never materialized and the weather and light were great for photography. This is the Sonora court house in late afternoon light. This the St. James Episcopal church, "The Red Church," right on Highway 49. (Yes, it's red, but I photographed [...]

November 2018

Mexico Part 2—Day of the Dead

By |2018-11-11T23:52:45+00:00November 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This set of photos was taken in and near Oaxaca City and has the Day of the Dead and celebrants as subject matter. I took this from a vantage point looking down on the square in front of the Oaxaca Cathedral during a band concert in early evening. I asked if I could take [...]

May 2018

Good News / Bad News at Carnaval

By |2018-05-28T19:09:25+00:00May 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I won't keep you in suspense: The good news is that Carnaval is a spectacular photo op. Everybody's in a good mood, all the people wearing elaborate and very colorful costumes are happy to pose for photos, and it was a warm, sunny day. (I guess that last one is good news for the scantily [...]

Creative Subjects at Bay to Breakers

By |2018-05-21T22:56:20+00:00May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

I did a poor job of planning for taking photos at this year's Bay to Breakers. I didn't have a plan for the kinds of photos I wanted, or at least no plan beyond my standard one of taking street portraits. I hadn't scoped out locations or come up with an approach to get a [...]

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 [...]