San Francisco with Richard
I caught up with my friend Richard while I was in San Francisco. I first met Richard at The Jay Maisel Workshop. We were teamed up to go shooting for a few days and hit it off. Richard humbly introduced himself as a 'consultant' but the reality is more like 'Amateur photographer, retired CEO and...a physicist'. We agreed at the end of Jay's workshop that he is going to adopt me. As we are still in the process of breaking the news to our families please keep this to yourself for now.
I shot my 'Reflections of Central Park West' image from his NYC apartment. It is one of my most popular images and something have gives me fond memories of my time in NYC.
One of the first places we went was Leica Store San Francisco. I think it's one of the best Leica shops there is. It's very welcoming and somewhere you can easily find yourself spending a lot of time. I spent far too long looking at the 28mm f/1.4 and re-looking at the Noctilux. Both are too heavy for me even though they create amazing images.
Today's configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0
There was an amazing exhibition of Fred Lyon's photos. Some of them are just epic.
The Transamerica Building is such an epic building in San Francisco. We spent a bit of time shooting it. I shot it on film a few years ago. It was a foggy day and the sun was lighting up the tip of the building. It is one of my favorite images I have taken. You can see it in my portfolio site and I have prints available if you are interested. of it if you are interested.
We sat and talked for a long time. Richard is someone that I really enjoy spending time with.
There was blinding sunlight coming down Geary Street which made these amazing long shadows. Next trip to San Francisco I'm going to spend some time working on shots leveraging them.
Richard took this great photo of me when I stopped off to check out the new Paul Smith White Rabbit sneakers. They are amazing. Unfortunately the ones I tried on had a few marks on them so I needed to order them online.
Speaking of Paul Smith. I am constantly in a search for the perfect bag. I travel all of the and I need to fit 'my life' in my bag. I really hate waste space in bags, bags that are too heavy or poorly configured. I finally found the perfect backpack at Paul Smith Japan. It is perfectly configured for me. It holds my 13" MacBook Air, Kindle, chargers, wallet, money, business cards, passport and the few other things that I am always carrying around. I like this backpack so much I might order a backup or two so when this one wears I have ones to switch to.
One night I had dinner at Gracias Madre and all plant based Mexican restaurant in the Mission. The guitarist was taking a break out front and was kind enough to pose for a picture.
My wife smashed her phone on our tiled floor when she mistaken dropped it. I headed off to Shibuya to see if I could pick up an iPhone 7 for her.
Foolishly I actually expected them to be in stock.
I settled for getting her screen replaced so had some time to kill at Starbucks.
On my way home I bumped into a matsuri. I haven't photographed enough of these lately.
Thanks for stopping by today.