Author: Richard

Botanical Garden

I’ve been testing the 35mm f/1.4 lens this week. Wanted to consider a prime lens that was fast. It is that. It’s small, light and sharp although I wouldn’t claim it is a lot sharper than my 18-55mm lens. The

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The Canyons of FiDi

Still on a b+w kick, I journeyed into the canyons of the financial district last night. I learned a new trick and wanted to try it out. I was listening to a Derrick Story podcast in which he suggested an

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Timing is everything…

I noticed the clouds looked great Monday night as sunset approached so I hustled over to a vantage point where I could see Telegraph Hill. This picture is one from the evening. Obviously it was an incredible sunset. It was

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Chinatown and more

Continuing my black and white phase along with night photography, I wandered Chinatown for a while last night. As always, I managed to get distracted by some other shots on the way. In this case, I used Nik Silver Efex

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North Beach at Night

This week I went to an exhibit of Fred Lyon’s photos. Lyon photographed San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s. I recommend the exhibit which is at the Leica store, 463 Bush, San Francisco. Seeing the exhibit inspired me to

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