July 2018

The Monochrome Gate Bridge

By |2018-07-24T03:43:54+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are a few million photographs of it in color, so I chose to shoot it with my monochrome camera. The light was favorable for long-exposure black and white photography. But that wasn't exactly unexpected—San Francisco in the summer at 8 a.m. is usually overcast. This is a 25-second exposure with a subtle selenium tint. [...]

Collecting Characters

By |2018-07-15T18:06:02+00:00July 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Continuing to indulge my Comic Con habit, I went to a smaller show in Concord yesterday. Many fewer cosplayers, but as always, the ones who were there were happy to pose. Also as always, the lighting was pretty bad: there's not much of it, and it casts unflattering shadows. I can improve it in post, [...]

My Fifth Fourth

By |2018-07-04T22:39:51+00:00July 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I've now photographed the Fourth of July parade in Orinda five times. I'm not getting better, but it's still worth a try. Lighting is tough—it's often a bright, sunny day—and, like all parades, the backgrounds are busy. But the colors pop and people don't object to having their photo taken. Here's the Little Mermaid. If [...]

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