Click… Twin Peaks, SF By Jane LurieAugust 11, 2013 ( 39 ) “The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.” ~Susan Sontag “My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.” ~ Diane Arbus Golden Gate and Fog, Twin Peaks City and Bay, Twin Peaks The Road to Twin Peaks Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: City Scenes, Portraits, TravelTags: Bay, California, Camera, Cell Phone, City, Diane Arbus, Family, Fog, Friends, Golden Gate Bridge, Humor, Inspiration, IPhone, Nikon, Photography, Photos, Portrait, Posing, San Francisco, Selfies, Snapshot, Susan Sontag, Tourism, Travel, Twin Peaks, Views Related Articles Things I’ve Seen: Color and Light By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 101 ) Flatiron Building and Tree, New York By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 35 ) Staycation: San Francisco By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 81 ) 39 comments › Eduardo@Andaremos August 17, 2013 • 4:13 pm Other photographers are always game. Reminds me of a scene I found in Venezia. You know how photographers always want a unique image. Well… Guess how many photographers fit on a bridge in Venezia. All of them taking the same kind of shot. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 17, 2013 • 5:54 pm That’s great, Eduardo! Glad you shared that– thank you! Reply ↓ Tina Schell August 14, 2013 • 7:33 am It’s amazing how photography has become so accessible. Here in Maine every single person has a camera or an iPhone at work! Great idea for a post–wouldn’t you love to see a collage of their results?! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 15, 2013 • 11:06 am Hi T- Thank you, glad you enjoyed this idea. It would be fun to see the photos that were taken…so many pixels. Reply ↓ Gordon August 13, 2013 • 5:49 pm You always take really good pictures of unsuspecting people Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 5:51 pm Hi Gordon! That’s a great compliment, thank you! Watch out, I may be sneaking up on you… 😉 Reply ↓ I Am Jasmine Kyle August 13, 2013 • 4:55 pm I like your reflection about cameras. They do separate you from what your going through. It’s hard to tell your self STOP SHOOTING and LOOK! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 5:45 pm Hi Jasmine, Yes! Glad this post hit home for you. Thanks! Just read your bio- very interesting. Good luck with your music and photography. Reply ↓ I Am Jasmine Kyle August 14, 2013 • 7:54 am Well thank you for reading and commenting! Hope you have a great Fall! Reply ↓ Mary August 13, 2013 • 8:46 am I can never get enough photographs of this beautiful city. When I lived there I had more company than I could count, but I loved being the tourist guide. Great memories of the twin peaks. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 2:03 pm Hi Mary, And this view is one of the more amazing expanses of the city. I bet you are a great tour guide! Thanks for your visit and comment! Reply ↓ april kanew August 13, 2013 • 8:10 am love these…especially the road to twin peaks…you truly have captured a special moment!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 2:01 pm Thanks, April. Had fun taking a different viewpoint but hit a spectacular day for shooting the view myself! Reply ↓ mpejovic August 13, 2013 • 12:20 am Love the shots of the crawling fog! Believe it or not, we get a good amount of fog in San Diego too and I love the look and feel of it. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 12:28 am Hi Milka– Isn’t that fog cool? Glad you like it, thank you! I didn’t realize you get a lot of fog. Love to see your shots sometime. Reply ↓ Sherry Galey August 12, 2013 • 9:20 pm The first quote is thought-provoking. I sometimes wonder if we photograph places we’ve been to the detriment of experiencing them…But I think there’s room for both taking the time to just “be” in a new place and documenting/recording it. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 13, 2013 • 12:26 am Hi Sherry- I agree with you. I was drawn to Sontag’s statement for the same reason. When I travel(or even just walking in familiar places), I force myself to put my camera down and just take in the surroundings–better photos come from doing that. A lot gets missed when your face is in the back of the camera body, and you’re right, it is a balance. Thanks so much for your visit and your comment. Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt August 12, 2013 • 7:39 am Certainly have been a tourist through your lens. Thank you for the wonderful travels. Miss you Linda Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:29 am Hi Linda, You’ve been a great encouragement and support of my work– thank you! Miss you, too. Reply ↓ Lignum Draco August 12, 2013 • 6:27 am I like to pretend I’m a tourist in my own city. It helps to see things differently. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:28 am Lignum, I agree, that’s a great way to look at our familiar places. Thank you! Reply ↓ pixelspielerei August 12, 2013 • 5:20 am The SF-Twin Peaks are one of the most beautiful places in the world! ▲ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:27 am Hi Pixel– It certainly is… an amazing vista of an incredible city! Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! Reply ↓ mariayarri August 12, 2013 • 4:06 am Great serie , especially the one of Golden Gate bridge and Fog // Maria 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:25 am Thank you, Maria. The fog looked very cool from up there that day. Reply ↓ hjs1951 August 12, 2013 • 1:32 am Gorgeous! Your photos fit the quote. Love this! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:25 am Hi Jurgen, Thank you very much! It was a fun theme to shoot. Glad you enjoyed it. Reply ↓ Dave August 12, 2013 • 1:02 am I like Imogen Cunningham’s words, “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:24 am Hi Dave, That is a wonderful quote… I’m sure it’s on one of my posts 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Reply ↓ Dave August 12, 2013 • 12:51 pm My Pleasure! Reply ↓ Kathy Keane August 11, 2013 • 11:53 pm Loved this post. Expanding, exploring, and fine tuning our humanity. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:23 am Thank you so much, Kathy. So true. Appreciate your visit and comment! Reply ↓ Diane August 11, 2013 • 9:04 pm Viva la VISTA! Very cool. Pers favs- the Road, the Fog, & gal in blk& white. dsup (sorry if this comes thru twice…) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 12, 2013 • 11:21 am Hi Diane, One of the best views in the city. Glad you enjoyed a “different view” of the peak. Thank you! Reply ↓ babsje August 11, 2013 • 8:36 pm Cool post and photos and I like the quotes you’ve included here. My first paying photography gig was hanging a Diane Arbus photo show while at university, and I love that quote. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 11, 2013 • 8:39 pm Thank you, Babsje. Had fun shooting these… glad you enjoyed them. Love that quote, too. That must have been a great show! Reply ↓ babsje August 11, 2013 • 8:47 pm You’re welcome. It looked like you had fun with that post. Yes, the Diane Arbus show was fascinating and scary at the same time. The photos were sandwiched between glass rather than in traditional frames and the edges of the panes of glass were very sharp, with a risk of cutting our fingers and bleeding on the art. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie August 11, 2013 • 8:50 pm Wow! I bet the risk was worth the reward. Reply ↓ babsje August 11, 2013 • 8:52 pm Yep, and somehow I think she would have found it ironic if any of us actually, truly bled on her work. Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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