Another Weekend in San Francisco

The last time we were in San Francisco, we had a great sunset, and the next day we did one of our favorite walks – through Chinatown, along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Warf, up to Lombard Street and back through Little Italy.  Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading

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He saw. She saw. A walk around San Francisco

Pier 7

Pier 7

A couple of Saturdays ago, Mary and I went on a great six mile walk through the east side of San Francisco.  We started in Union Square, walked down to the Ferry Building, then along the water to Fisherman’s Warf and Ghirardelli Square, through Little Italy and finally through Chinatown.  There was a lot to see and photograph.  Here is what we saw. Continue reading

Creating a painting from a photograph

San Francisco's Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown

I very rarely will post my original images, in part because I don’t want to drive my guru and friend, Jack Graham, to tears wondering if he has wasted hours of his life teaching me to photograph.  I look at every photograph I make and try to remember what it was that compelled me to push the shutter.  I mean there had to be something there that I reacted to and was willing to invest time in taking, editing, and processing an image.  This was one of those images. Continue reading