Monday, August 2, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
The Lyon Street steps are quite famous, and rightly so (garden terraces aren't common here, so it is special), and so I somehow had never been down the Baker Street Steps before.
It's nice to have a lush green block on that steep slope.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
With my planned photo outing waiting on better weather, I went out to see if I can figure out what the camera REALLY sees, since the viewfinder is intended for multiple film formats, and what the camera sees varies depending on focusing distance. Sometimes, I guessed well. Sometimes, I did not guess well.
This is the first time I've passed this mural and could capture it without annoying people standing near it! It is SO FESTIVE, especially on a gray day like today.
This is by artist Johanna Poethig (johannapoethig.com), and it wraps around the building - these are just images from the Golden Gate Avenue side, there is more of it in Hyde Street.
Well, I'm joking, but only barely. (Jeanne Gang's Studio Gang gets the credit.)
This is next to the prior post, on Olive at Larkin. I REALLY LIKE the colors and contrast in this one. I've been trying to look up who did it, but the internet keep showing me a different, older mural there. (Yes, I tried a Google image search using this image AND I checked at sfmuralarts pages for the neighborhood. It showed me about six other images that have adorned the same wall!)
Part of me thinks you would really need your neon artist to already know Thai to get the shapes right, but maybe I'm just hung up on my bad stroke order in my Japanese studies, which makes me doubt everything. I'm sure neon artists are really adaptable!
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Saturday, June 26, 2021
The Lomo Instant Square is light enough to operate with one hand, but I still needed to push the shutter button with my right arm. It wasn't too bad!
(I've got my right arm in a fancy support, but I can raise a cup of tea to my mouth, or reach up briefly to push a shutter button with one finger. When I was recovering from reconstructive surgery on my left arm back in 2007, I used an antique twin lens reflex camera with a waist-level viewfinder, which I hung from my neck: I only used my heavily-braced left arm to steady it. I see the difference now: the shutter controls are all set up for right-hand use! D'oh!)