San Francisco

San Francisco

What a long but fantastic 10 days in San Francisco.   I'm sitting in my hotel room, packed, exhausted and ready to head to the airport.    Last weekend I held a photowalk when I had a little free time.   As always a great crowd showed up.  I think San Francisco an amazing city.    The more time I spend here the more I like this city.    The architecture is fantastic and brings with it very long shadows that make more a new type of photography for me.    It add great to your photos.    As Jay Maisel says 'Light, Color and Gesture are the foundation to your photos' and being in San Francisco will give you a natural advantage.  

I love the different architectures all combined together in San Francisco.

Today's Configuration:  Leica M9-P, Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and other various Leica lenses. 

San Francisco
San Francisco

I often forget to look up when shooting but in San Francisco the views are fantastic.

San Francisco
San Francisco

We met up at the Ferry Building.   I love walking and shooting around here.   There is always so much going on.

Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building

Poems about infinity...

Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building

I miss having a dog...

Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building

I would take white's castle...

Chess on the streets in San Francisco
Chess on the streets in San Francisco
Market Street in San Francisco
Market Street in San Francisco

Like I said... I am always pleasantly surprised when I look up in San Francisco...

San Francisco
San Francisco

Sometimes less so when I look down...  Only in San Francisco.

San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco

I just loved the light falling onto this building...

Stock Exchange in San Francisco
Stock Exchange in San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco

This place is very interesting.   Wingtip is a Club in San Francisco.   The first floor is a men's shop that has great high end clothes and accessories.    The upper floors are a private club with a dining room, bar, game rooms, and more.   I had dinner here one night last week.   The food was fantastic.  It is a very neat club you should check out when you are in San Francisco.

Wingtip in San Francisco
Wingtip in San Francisco
Wingtip in San Francisco
Wingtip in San Francisco

The Transamerica Building in San Francisco.   It is one of my favorite buildings in San Francisco...

Transamerica Building
Transamerica Building

I saw this very nice Bentley parked in front covered in parking tickets.   Who leaves a Bentley laying around like that?

Car with parking tickets
Car with parking tickets

Thankfully they did as it has some very cool reflections on the hood...

Transamerica Building
Transamerica Building
Transamerica Building
Transamerica Building

My Chinese trading company...

Powell Trading Company in Chinatown
Powell Trading Company in Chinatown
Powell Trading Company in Chinatown
Powell Trading Company in Chinatown

Here be dragons...

Dragon in Chinatown
Dragon in Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown
Chinatown

I love Tsingtao...

Chinatown
Chinatown
San Francisco Street Art
San Francisco Street Art
San Francisco Street Art
San Francisco Street Art
North Beach in San Francisco
North Beach in San Francisco
North Beach in San Francisco
North Beach in San Francisco
North Beach in San Francisco
North Beach in San Francisco

After the photowalk we stopped for burgers and beers as Mo's in North Beach.   The burgers here are fantastic!  I highly recommend eating here.

Mo's in San Francisco
Mo's in San Francisco
Mo's in San Francisco
Mo's in San Francisco

I met up with Ivan Makarov from Smug Mug on Sunday for brunch and a bit of photowalking...  He is a fantastic photographer and showed me a few new areas in San Francisco I haven't explored yet but walked right past.

Dave and Ivan
Dave and Ivan
San Francisco Food Trucks
San Francisco Food Trucks
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building
Around the Ferry Building

I am going to bring a tripod and photograph this at sunrise.  I think it will make a fantastic shot.    My friend Jon shot a similar one and I was really impressed with it.

San Francisco City View
San Francisco City View

Like I said the architecture in San Francisco is fantastic...

Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco

There are so many levels in San Francisco...  I just love it.

Embarcadero in San Francisco
Embarcadero in San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco

Thanks for stopping by today...

Black (& White) Friday

Black (& White) Friday

Considerably Less Busy

Considerably Less Busy

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