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Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

I am continuing to enjoy film.    The more I shoot it the more I like the delay I end up having in developing, processing and sharing my images.  If I think about my recent TEDxTokyo post.  I really like the images but I shot, processed and posted all of them within just a few hours.    There was no time to emotionally separate from the photos.   Photography is like writing in the way that if you write something and let it sit you will always find things to improve, change, or photos that you didn't like before that now you have a new perspective on.   Often I find myself editing out photos that at first pass I thought were good or adding in ones that didn't make the first pass. Speaking of editing photos I made a big change a few weeks ago.   I moved from Adobe's Lightroom to Apple's Aperture.   I really like the interface of Aperture so much more.   I know that many of the features are the same but there is something about Apple's interface that once set up is very smooth and just seems to flow as I navigate my way around.

I am still in the process of migrating as I am leveraging this as an opportunity to ensure that all of my photos are key-worded in a consistent fashion.    I have built out a ton of  Smart Albums so I can quickly view my favoriate photos of my family, photos shot on certain films, and my favoriate overall photos.   It has helped me find a bunch of photos that were 'lost' in my Lightroom library.  I have a working folder that I move a few hundred photos a time into and ensure they are keyworded in a consistent fashion and showing up in the smart folders I expect them do.   It takes a lot of patience and diligence to not lose get bored and sloppy with keywording.

Over the past week I have been very busy scanning and processing the 15 rolls of film I shot in Kyoto last week.   I am about half way through the rolls.  I have one more film post from my San Francisco trip, a few around Tokyo and then get ready for a lot of Kyoto photos and Kyoto related posts.    I am very excited after seeing a few of the raw scans.   Kyoto is a very spiritual place in certain areas and I really hope this comes through in my photos.

Continuing on with the photos from my last photowalk in San Francisco...

Today's configuration:  Leica M6 Summilux 21mm f/1.4 on TMAX 400 film. 

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

As I mentioned before I haven't had the opportunity to explore this part of San Francisco much so has been interesting for me to see this side of the city...

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

I could walk around here for hours... I love the Northern California nature.

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

Doesn't everyone have a mobile phone now?

Marina in San Francisco shot on TMAX 400 with Leica M6

Marina in San Francisco shot on TMAX 400 with Leica M6

After a few miles of walking we stopped off for a break...

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

My buddy John Hall...  He is becoming a master at taking headshots.

John Hall in San Francisco

John Hall in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

A lone tree

Marina in San Francisco

Marina in San Francisco

Thanks for stopping by today...

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

TEDxTokyo 2013

TEDxTokyo 2013

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