All About the Subject

This post is an outlier because there's just one photo, and it's not monochrome. This is Eva, my granddaughter, last weekend, wearing the new hat and shirt my wife bought for her in San Diego. [...]

September 21st, 2020|

Performer in the Park

I was walking around Balboa Park in San Diego near sunset, looking for street photos, and finding nothing worth shooting. I took one last walk down the main pathway and, at the end, found a [...]

August 29th, 2020|

Unreal in Two Different Ways

Here are two photos of the Immaculata Church on the campus of the University of San Diego. Neither one shows the church as you'd see it if you went there, because one is black and [...]

August 19th, 2020|

Scripps Beach in La Jolla

Since I'm visiting La Jolla, I went to Scripps Beach to photograph the famous pier, and found a few other good street-photo-type subjects. The view looking out to the ocean along the length of [...]

August 15th, 2020|

Morning Light on City Hall

I drove into San Francisco on a Sunday morning, intending to photograph the Palace of Fine Arts. But as I drove past the Civic Center, San Francisco City Hall caught my attention. It was [...]

July 14th, 2020|

George Floyd Protest March

I went into Oakland this past Sunday, more to get out of the house than with any specific photo plans. I drove downtown and began walking around the area of Broadway and 14th through 18th. [...]

June 9th, 2020|

Cirrus Clouds on a Windy Day

For six weeks now, it hasn't been possible to get out and do street photography, or really any kind of photography away from home. But a few days ago, a hiking trail near my house, [...]

May 10th, 2020|

Story-Telling Composites

Since I can't get out and do any street photography, I've been using myself as the actor in story-telling composites. The most time-consuming part is coming up with a concept that's simple enough to be [...]

April 15th, 2020|

Going Beyond Selfies

When you're stuck at home, as we all are, and you can't go out and shoot people on the street—because there are no people on the street—and your wife begs off being your model, who [...]

April 4th, 2020|

Clouds Through a Red Filter

A red filter on a camera shooting black and white film, or on a digital black and white camera, darkens blues dramatically. So shooting big, puffy white clouds against a blue sky makes for very [...]

March 27th, 2020|