Sunday, November 19, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Yerba Buena Gardens

On the last full day of the Peter Turnley workshop, he gave us a big list of interesting San Francisco sites, and urged us to explore. I went to Yerba Buena Gardens, not too long a walk from our hotel and a very interesting place, claiming (with some justification) to be "at the heart of the City's cultural district." Over the next few days I'll post some of the images from this diverse park.










Thursday, November 16, 2017

Peering Into the Apple Store

To end the day of photographing, I got together with one of the other workshop participants and played around with reflections in the big windows of the Apple Store on Union Square.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Back to Downtown SF

After a few hours savoring the Mission District murals, I took the BART back to downtown, and spent some time walking along Market Street, trying to capture interactions among people on the street - something one aims for in street photography. With only moderate success, I must admit.










Tuesday, November 14, 2017

More Mission District Murals

Along 24th Street. The sophistication and impact of the murals in the Mission District are remarkable.









Sunday, November 12, 2017

San Francisco Murals near 24th and Mission

On the third day of Peter Turnley's street photography workshop, I undertook to photograph some of the murals near the 24th and Mission BART station in the Mission District. The activist mural movement appears to have started in Balmy Alley, and the whole neighborhood is now full of striking public art. For the next few days I'll be posting my photos of that art. Today's are from Lucky Alley, near Balmy.

Starting my journey at the Powell Street BART Station



When possible, I tried to include people from the neighborhood. Most were obliging.





This fellow was painting over existing murals, perhaps preparatory to painting new ones.









Saturday, November 11, 2017

SF: Ferry Building and Market Street

Walking back from the Embarcadero to my hotel, I took some pictures in the shops of the Ferry Building and along Market Street.











Friday, November 10, 2017

Along the South Embarcadero

Walking from the Ferry Building toward the base of the Bay Bridge, one gets some long perspective views. It was Fleet Week, so a battleship was in port. On a nice day, people were out with their dogs. And a fisherman, hoping to catch some dinner.










Thursday, November 9, 2017

San Francisco: Ferry Building Plaza

The Plaza is a lively scene, with musicians, and dogs defending their owner's territory.