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A Pleasant Surprise

My initial destination last Sunday was the Legion of Honor, which is a good subject, but the light didn't cooperate. It was overcast and the flat light didn't make for a good architectural photo. At [...]

January 14th, 2021|

The Impact of Shallow DOF

I tried to think of a good analogy for what it was like to capture this image. I was trying to nail focus on the eyes of a very active, constantly moving child, using a [...]

January 5th, 2021|

The Red Dress

My wife bought a red dress for my granddaughter, Eva, to wear at Christmas. Here it is hanging on the closet door. I resolved to get a photo of Eva wearing the dress, but with [...]

December 26th, 2020|

Four San Francisco Landmarks

I'm not keen on photographing people wearing masks, and approaching strangers right now makes one even more apprehensive than usual. So, I'm foregoing street photography and instead am photographing buildings in monochrome. Here are four [...]

December 15th, 2020|

Cemeteries—Ideal for Monochrome

According to its official website, "The town of Colma is known worldwide as 'The City of Souls.'" That's because it has 1,500 residents and 1.5 million "souls" in its 16 cemeteries. I went there early [...]

November 17th, 2020|

Early November in Wawona

I've been to Yosemite a couple of dozen times, but not for a few years. I traveled to Wawona in early November for three days for a family event, which meant this was not a [...]

November 12th, 2020|

That Journey Quote

I found a bench I could isolate against the sky, and thought it would be a good monochrome subject. So I took this shot. Graphic, but too simple. I added a person and tried a [...]

October 25th, 2020|

Boxing at Lake Merritt

I drove to Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland this past weekend, intending to look for street photos there, but when I arrived, I saw there were lots of booths set up around the shore of [...]

September 29th, 2020|

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|
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