In advance of today's funeral coverage, I photographed Coit Tower, which has been lit in red in honor of San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Vincent Perez and Firefighter-Paramedic Anthony Valerio. Here's another frame that I liked, but had just a bit too much light from the circling cars.
John Vias prowls the streets of our city at night. He has been doing so for years, always waiting until darkness has fallen and the traffic is sparse before venturing out.
His passion? Night photography. His territory: Berkeley west of 6th Street, including the Marina and Cesar Chavez Park. The result? Stunning, moody images which can take up to twelve minutes under a full moon to emerge on his camera after he has released the shutter.
“There is more of a sense of mystery at night,” says Vias, explaining his motivation. “Things look different because of the quality of the ...Read More »
San Francisco photographer John Curley has been experimenting with the 50 photo apps he has amassed on his iPhone4. For Talking Pictures, John shares some of the results of his experiments, and explains his process.
This is a beach scene near my home in Pacifica. There were many people enjoying the late afternoon sun on an unusually warm early spring day. The initial exposures were made with the iPhone's camera in HDR mode (which gives the images a wide dynamic range). In Photoshop Express, I cropped three images for the portions that I thought were the most interesting. Then ...Read More »
Members of the Bay Area Arab-American community will rally at 5 p.m. today at UN Plaza in support of the protesters in Egypt, just hours after President Hosni Mubarak agreed to finally step down. UN Plaza has been a focal point for Bay Area Arab-Americans wanting to show their support.
I attended the rally last Saturday, not as a news photographer or as an active participant, but as a silent observer who happened to have a camera. Just a few days earlier, I had found an expired brick of black-and-white film, and so I dusted off my bulk-loader, found ...Read More »
The first one was made with a 50mm lens, f1.4 at 1/30 of a second, handheld. It's not quite sharp, but I think using a flash in this situation would have destroyed the ambience of the place, and would have been too intrusive.
Daniel Fabricant and Kristine Adams dance to a Classical Revolution performance at Coda Supper Club on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 ...Read More »
Kodachrome, considered by some to be the greatest 35mm color slide film ever made, expired today at 75. Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas, the only remaining certified Kodachrome processor in the United States, developed the last roll. First released by Kodak as 6mm home-movie film in 1935, Kodachrome became commercially successful once it was introduced as 35mm film a year later. Used by some of the most distinguished photographers of the 20th century, it spawned a hit song, and is the only film to have a state park named after it.
This picture was cropped to run as a detail for the Local Intelligence feature in yesterday's New York Times Bay Area pages. I think it works in its original dimensions as well.
Monofilio DeSantiago sorts recyclables at Recycle Central at Pier 96 on Friday, December 17, 2010. DeSantiago has been working at the plant for the past 26 years. (Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen)
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