Things I’ve Seen: San Francisco


 

“When we separate our artistic activity from daily life, we cut ourselves off from our most valuable creative resource. However, if we live life as an art form in itself, we have available to us all that we experience and see.”

~Brenda Tharp

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Under the Golden Gate

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon,

Streetscape

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Painters, Russian Hill

 

 

 

“Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.”

~ Elliott Erwitt

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Shoes, Leavenworth Street

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon,

Window Reflection

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon,

Blue Angels and Golden Gate

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Bicycle Shadow, The Mission

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon,

City and Rain

 

 

 

“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

The Blue Angels

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon,

Red Flower, Brick Wall

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Secret Garden Door, Russian Hill

 

 

 

San Francisco, City, Urban, Photography, Art, Nikon, Monochrome, Black and White

Tree and Palace of Fine Arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Happy Place

Categories: Architecture, Black and White, City Scenes, Photography, Street Photography, Things I've Seen..., Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , ,

54 comments

  1. Once again Jane…. These images are amazing!

  2. Hi Jane, this is a stunning collection very well matched with quotes. I love the way you see the world and San Francisco! It’s a happy place.

  3. Beautiful work, Jane. Love how you’ve composed each of those images.

  4. Wonderful frames! Looking at them made me happy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jane, these are such a great series of shots ~ diverse in both scope and perspective…really brilliant when all put together with the quotes.

  6. A fantastic collection of photos, Jane.

  7. A gorgeous series of photos – or as Dina says, a lovely tribute to San Francisco. And I love the quote from Brenda Tharp.

  8. What a lovely tribute to the city!

  9. nice angle on the GG Bridge…the first one without the planes (but that one’s cool, too)

  10. A fascinating and varied gallery of your home town Jane. Love the quotes you found as well.

  11. An homage to the city I love. Simply beautiful, Jane.

  12. The “Painter” shot I found delightfully disorientating in B&W. Cyclist me liked the treachery in the handlebar shadows too! As always, thanks for a trip to your gallery.

    • HI Bob, I am so glad you liked Painters. I was drawn by the complexity of the scene and thought it worked well in monochrome. Bicycles in SF are everywhere, as you know, and this was a different viewpoint… Thank you so much for your kind encouragement.

  13. Wonderful series about SF, love the reflection of the cycles and of course the planes in just the right place by the famous bridge.

  14. Beautiful series.
    I love the last two pictures.

  15. You have a great eye for wonderful details. I love your view and especially the final photo is really amazing. And not to forget a superb selection of thoughtful quotes.

  16. Love what you see and experience Jane. Your final shot is simply stunning!

  17. Hello, Maybe you’ll like to join my challenge : the SL-WEEK
    http://www.sylvain-landry.com/category/sl-week

    This space contains every week every Monday in fact a specific theme or anyone can come and drop a link to its site to meet the challenge of the week … You have one month to file your pictures which you are the author course. The months surfers can vote for the best contribution and for a month … A little challenge as a competition where the key is to participate of course … So join us in the SL-Week!

  18. Love that secret door and the flower on the brick wall…… Great eye

  19. Lovely varied set of images Jane – can’t help liking the graphic simplicity of the monochrome in the shoes, bicycle and tree!

  20. A lovely diary of inspiration and it’s fruit. Regards Thom

  21. Beautiful set of photos as usual, Jane. Really like the Blue Angels shot. Great timing and I’m sure the planes were moving quick through the sky. Lovely composition too – I never thought about converting a shot like that to BW but it works so well with your one. The red flower shot is very pretty too. It looks very happy to be basking in the sun 🙂

  22. What a great eye you have, Jane. These photos are breath-taking!

  23. Love these shots Jane especially City and Rain

  24. both the photos and the quotes are beautiful and inspiring

  25. what fabulous shots….find secret garden door & city & rain speaking to me….GREAT EYE!!!.

  26. Great images to illustrate the messages within the quotes 🙂

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