Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Caught these guys a block away from me yesterday and couldn't resist shooting them. They were much more interested in a boxer passing by with its owner than they were in me, though.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Mrs. G told me about an abandoned couch she had spotted on her way home from work last night, so naturally I had to go find it and shoot it. Along the way, I took this shot of the corner of Post and Hyde Streets, and I thought it came out pretty nicely.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Photographers shooting each other in the shadows? Must be another Shadow Shot Sunday here in the Pixels World. Check out the entries from these fine folks that helped make up last week's compilation of shadow shots, and feel free to join in the fun yourself.
Oh, and happy holidays to all!
Friday, December 17, 2010
I never saw BrodyQat, the desaturated Santa at this year's Santacon (unfortunately), but I did get this shot, which I thought looked pretty good after desaturating it. Something about her expression just grabbed me.
This is BrodyQat (her Flickr name) in her second annual appearance as Desaturated Santa. She explains how (and why, sort of) she does it here. More pics below the fold.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Ran across this scene on my way to work early one morning recently. I love how the colors of the mural are reflected in the leather sofa. I believe the mural artist is Meagan Spendlove.
Don't know who designed the couch.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yes, it's that magical time of year when San Francisco is blanketed with snow and people go skating on the frozen ponds.
Okay, not really. But thanks to the miracle of modern technology there are a couple of seasonal ice rinks, this one in Union Square. I didn't realize it while I was shooting, but I got this kid a second before he crashed; note the look of concern on the girl's face at right.
Shadow Shot Sunday is fun for all ages!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Very much enjoying Tom's Santa series, but I didn't want to be absent all week. Here's a nice piece of neon that I caught in San Jose the day after Thanksgiving. An artist in the UK contacted me about using this image as the basis for a drawing or painting he wants to create; will keep you all apprised if that comes to fruition.
On his way to bring toys and presents and falsified ACORN videos to the
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The familiar legend of the Twelve Santas of Christmas has many regional variations1, but the gist of it is the same all over: the god Santa Claus has 12 separate avatars that come on 12 separate days in December to bring presents or, for kids who have been bad, unspeakable torment. This tradition was ruthlessly suppressed by the medieval church because it conflicted with their belief in three and only three gods2, but happily it has been revived here in San Francisco.
1The Finno-Basque tribesmen living in the Banat of Temesvar, for example, worshipped Bassoon Santa instead of Accordion Santa.
2Not counting the hundreds of minor deities who were each worshipped one day out of the year.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I love those abandoned couches, sofas found in strange and incongruous settings. Combine a Sofa Free with bright, late afternoon sunlight and some deep shadows and you've got a winning formula for some Shadow Shot Sunday fun. Let's see if some of these fine folk don't agree.
Judging from the titanic Christmas ornaments in the 101 California plaza, it's that time of year again...
And so Shadow Shot Sunday brings another crop of fine photos. Check 'em out, and join the fun...