San Francisco Weekend

San Francisco Weekend

My business trip will keep me over the weekend so I get a San Francisco Weekend.  It is great to get a chance to explore San Francisco as I haven’t been here since I was 18.    One of my colleagues and her friend joined me for a few hours on Friday for a little shooting.

…this person does not sound happy!

Street Graffiti

Vacancy Sign

This is becoming a global problem…

No Parking

Smoking on the street

…”In the UK…”  (Sex Pistols reference for those of you who don’t listen to great music)

Anarchy

A very cool dog…

Cool dog

Old Chevy Truck

Meet May…she was kind enough to show me around.   It’s a really small world as we know many of the same people in the industry.

May Wong

No Parking

Street Art in San Francisco

Street Art in San Francisco

May Wong

Meet May’s friend Diane…

Diane

Nope

Yup?

Open

I was giving May some tips on shooting people.  First with this store clerk…

Shop Owner

Then with Diane…

Diane

Feet

Books

Coffee…yummy.

Barista

American Flag

Baby Superheros…

Super Heros

We checked out some of the street graffiti in the Mission… a very cool place.

Street Graffiti in San Francisco

Street Graffiti in San Francisco

Street Graffiti in San Francisco

I love this…

Street Graffiti in San Francisco

Street Graffiti in San Francisco

Hang in the hood with my homies…

Hanging in the hood

Me in the mirror… “Lunch Truck Style”

Me in the mirror - Lunch Truck styel

Fetal Kitten Soup…. yummy.

Cambells

Out my hotel window…

Out my hotel window

USA bokeh…

USA Bokeh

Bus in San Francisco

Street Corner in San Francisco

Random opera singer…

Random Opera Singer

Cool Scamp…I want to have a old car one day.

Old Chevy

Store Window

Vespa

Getting ready for PRIDE weekend…

Queens

Lock

I checked out Haight Ashbury with my friend Kevin…me in the mirror ‘Hippy Style’…

Haight Ashbury

..and me in the mirror moped style.

Me in the mirror - moped style

We found a cool Jazz Club open during the day and went in for a few ‘shots’…

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

Jazz Band

…Thank You Ma’am

Wham

Street Art

Now how cool is this… a baby stroller converted into a giant bubble machine…

Bubble Machine

Bubble Machine

Fight the power…  (Public Enemy reference for those of you that don’t listen to cool music)

Skate or die

Vintage Attire

Haight Ashbury

Store window on Haight Ashbury

There are some cool dogs in San Francisco…

Cool dog

Like I do in every city…I rented a helicopter to get a aerial view.  Not really…

San Francisco from above

San Francisco from above

Yummy DinoBurgers…

Yummy Cheese Burgers in San Francisco

What a nice San Francisco Weekend.   Check back for some more shots from the PRIDE parade.    Dave might have gotten himself a Media Pass.  Thanks for stopping by today…

 

 

12 Comments

  1. Great images Dave. It looked like a beautiful weekend to be in San Francisco. The graffiti shots were outstanding as were the jazz bar. The bokeh in the drink shots is very good, you must be using that 1.2 lens, what speed did you use for the beer bottle?

  2. Mighty fine of you to take a picture of the Stella Artois bottle, advertising the great Belgian beers! You can’t have a serious pub without some Belgian brew :).

  3. Great images (as always!)
    I am a little sad that I wasn’t’ at home (vacation time!) when you were visiting SF bay area.
    Maybe next time I will join you for a photo walk around the city,

  4. I was lucky enough to visit SF earlier this year……it’s a wonderful city and great for photographers……

  5. Great photos, Dave.

    A mate of mine spent a few months working in San Francisco and describes it as the best city in the world, period. He’d lived in NY before and has spent some time in LA since, but maintains SF is the way forward. Now I really want to go there…

  6. Carlos – It is a very cool city. I really like it.

  7. Galina – I will travel here often and hold more photo walks so you only missed THIS one…there will be more.

  8. Len – I actually used my .95 lens for the drinks. The metadata is always wrong as Lightroom never reads Leica aperture correctly. The speed was 1/125th.

  9. I love the twinkling stars in the coffee shop!

  10. Dude these are great! I wish I could have gone with you, BUT My best friend just got married this weekend. :P

    Anyway, great job! Love your work man!

  11. Louis – I am a bit supporter of the Belgian people…

  12. Thanks Kathy…

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