Earlier, I posted a photo of ginkgo leaf that was on a garden chair. I moved to take a photo, because the leaf was so perfectly positioned on the chair and the color of the leaf was bright and beautiful. Yesterday, I saw another ginkgo leaf similarly bright and beautiful, and that was the last […]
Earlier this year, I had bought a telephoto lens, 70-200mm, but have not been using much, because it is so very heavy and bulky. Not so easy to carry around for everyday street shots. But yesterday, I took it out. It was a little bit of adjustment, because I have enjoyed taking more close-ups. When […]
I took close-up photos of a beautiful Camellia, but they did not come out as good as I expected. So I took one of them and played around. The result was grayscaled Camellia that shows petal veins in a dramatic way. Too bad I could not use the original colors but I like how it […]
There was a hole in this hedge, and there I saw branches that had fantastic texture and colors. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to play with it and see what comes out of it. With some tweaking on GIMP, the branches began to have rusty metallic texture. Like it.
Moss is resilient and it does not ask too much to live. But urban streets do not provide the most desirable conditions. So it grows where it can, when it can. Today, I found it on someone else’s front step. It was after a couple of days of rain, so it was not dry and […]
Not something you would expect from the title. But since it is winter and all, it seems appropriate. By the way, I did not know this plant is called snowflakes. We rarely get snowfall in San Francisco, so this is as close as we get to snowflakes.
I found trees in the puddle, upside down. It had rained while shopping and there were lots of puddles in the street. In each puddle, there was reflection of trees, sky, building, etc.. This one came out good and clear. Interesting shot.
I was at St. Francis Hotel in Union Square the other day. I like those large lounge areas with very high ceiling. I tried to capture the height by turning the photo into grayscale. In color, it seems the ceiling and its surroundings make the photo darker and does not give the depth in this […]
It’s rainy and windy this morning in San Francisco. Not a perfect day to wrap up my Christmas shopping…, but it might be good day to stay home and touch up some of my photos, while doing laundry. I don’t like the highlights in this photo and I am not able to do anything to […]
San Francisco City Hall has been lit up in red and green for a week or two, with simple Christmas tree in front. I’ve been wanting to photograph it but have not had a chance until last night. I should have brought my lens hood, because I got a lot of lens flare on photos, […]