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Tag : San Francisco

29 Apr 2014
Image of Dinghy Done

Dinghy Done

As I stood on the deck shooting the tall masts juxtaposed against each other in this scene ¬†I saw this small craft making its way through the scene. Typically¬†my first reaction would be to wait for it to pass out of my frame. This time however I quickly thought of letting it add to my scene. I knew I wanted a couple of things to happen to draw attention to it. 1. I knew that in order to draw attention […]

06 Mar 2014
Picture of the golden gate bridge

City Dump

I chose the humorous title of City Dump because this view is anything but a city dump. The old rusting debris of pipes only adds the history of this great city. We don’t have to be told, we all know this is San Francisco. Of all the things I shoot in the bay area this bridge is my most favorite. It is alive! It breathes a new demeanor every time I frame it up in my viewfinder. If I ever […]

04 Mar 2014
An image of my de Young image

De Young

I took this image in San Francisco. My wife and I were leaving the De Young museum. I chose De Young as the title of this work. What made me want to shoot this image was the light and the color cast of the light. The sun was very low in the sky and the building was casting a line of shadow just below the top of the tree. The palm leaves were lit up by the setting sun. The […]

28 Feb 2014

Whats the Point

This image started as a jumble mess of information. Let me show you how a few techniques can draw emphasis and tension to the photo. Below is the original image – titled Whats the Point, straight out of the camera. Lets point out a few things that are wrong with the image, then we will go into how to clean it up and make it a winner. 1. Too much distraction. The distraction comes from a lot of places. that […]

27 Feb 2014
Treasure Island

Treasure Island

Things have changed drastically for me in the beginning of the new year in regards to my photography. I am now the owner of a much more professional full frame camera. This will be my first post with images shot by that camera. Now you all know I am a huge proponent of the idea that great images are made from whatever camera is in your hands. Using solid technique and understanding the quality of your light makes all the […]

05 Feb 2014

The Wharf

My Crappy Camera A blog dedicated to show everyone that a crappy camera can take amazing photos   The Wharf is an image of one of my most favorite cities of all. San Francisco CA. I used the gigantic fisherman wharf sign to anchor (no pun intended) the image down. As I chose a split tone for this image I noticed that the same crab red (now a bit orange with my filter) was present in three places. The sign, […]