Bus Stops, San Francisco


 

 

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Shadows and Blue,  The Mission

Shadows and Blue, The Mission

 

 

Who Loves You?

Who Loves You?

 

 

“I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.” ~ Edward Verrall Lucas

 

 

 

Looking, San Francisco

Looking, San Francisco

 

 

Crock Pot and Flower, San Francisco

Crock Pot and Flower, San Francisco

 

 

“For a while” is a phrase whose length can’t be measured. At least by the person who’s waiting.” ~ Haruki Murakami

 

 

Daily Patterns

Daily Patterns

 

 

Waiting, San Francisco

Waiting, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

Anticipation, San Francisco

Anticipation, San Francisco

 

 

“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” ~ Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

Watching, The Mission

Watching, The Mission

 

 

We See You, Fillmore Street

We See You, Fillmore Street

 

 

Gone, San Francisco

Gone, San Francisco

 

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43 comments

  1. Our lives are nothing but waiting!

  2. amusing tribute to the topic bus stop!
    my version:
    photofunia 3

  3. Beautiful bus stops, Jane! you have make beautiful photographs..
    Thanks.

  4. Great idea for a photoshoot! There’s nothing worse that waiting for a bus that’s not coming…

  5. Love the second photo and the second quote. This photo is very interesting visually, I love how all three are looking in very different directions and the negative space you have on the left. Great idea too!

    • Hi Mark, I really appreciate your specific feedback. This image epitomizes the interactions I would see at the stops and the disconnection that is felt here. I really liked the way the woman is looking away from her seat mates. I’m so glad you enjoyed the series and the quote. Thank you very much for letting me know.

  6. It seems they have a wide variety of bus stops in SF.

  7. A lovely series, Jane. The first picture is my favourite 🙂

  8. Nice series. Glad I don’t have to do this too often.

  9. Reblogged this on Nic Sharkey – Life.Love.Photography and commented:
    This is absolutely amazing! Such a great idea. Such a mundane, everyday chore really captured here in this series! I recommend checking it out

  10. Yo, Jane….

    Cool pictures – when you get mad, do you yell “F-stop!!”???

    Seriously, ever been to Cleveland? It’s easy to make fun of Cleveland, but they have lots of beautiful, ornate, stately old churches there.

    Somebody should do a photo album of them. I nominate YOU.

    Besides, when you’re done, you can hit the Rock ‘n Roll Hall o’ Fame. I’m sure they’ll be saluting Lou Reed any day now. Oh, and the World’s Largest Rubber Stamp is right near it. THAT’s “when cameras go crazeeeee.”

    Boo! The Artist Formerly Known as Disco Dan

    • Hi Disco Dan– Ha! Your humor only gets better as the years go by… you always make me smile. Glad you like the bus stops.. have been to Cleveland but not in a long while. Will put it back on my list. Thanks for your great comments. Here’s to Lou… Sweet Jane

  11. Cool idea, Jane, cool pictures. The bus stops in Miami are covered benches – all one piece – that look like the giant brontosaurus ribs that Fred Flintstone orders at the drive- in. Next time you’re back East, we’ll have to take you to see Sue in Pitman. She works at the BUS STOP Music Cafe!

  12. Nice going, Jane. The first photo is especially mysterious.

  13. I love these…found that if i look at them for a bit, the ‘waiting folks’ become alive….each having a very interesting story….the ‘crock pot’ lady perhaps cooked something great for a lover…….hmmmmmmm…..wonderful EYE!!!

  14. This made me start singing Bus Stop by the Hollies

  15. Favorite shot–Daily Patterns (from one who no longer has one), favorite quote–Oscar Wilde does pithy and trenchant riposte best in the world.

  16. ‘Looking’ is my personal fav. I am drawn in and can’t help but keep ‘looking’ at it. I see it hanging in a famous gallery exhibit some day! dsupp

  17. Aha, the long-awaited bus stops! Loved it 🙂 well done Jane!

  18. Jane, those were really fun. I could just feel the patience, the impatience, and the anticipation. Also loved the Oscar Wilde quote.

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