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City Photos of Oakland, CA

Some random shots of Oakland including downtown, West Oakland (Amtrak), downtown, MLK, and the Fox Theater.  I’ve spent quite a bit of time downtown, taking photos of the architecture and business complexes.  An area that is changing rapidly is Jefferson and 14th, near Hotel Sutter.  The boarded apartment complexes will soon be torn down for development projects. Hotel Sutter was purchased on a contingency plan that the owners move out long term-low rent tenants.  I’m unsure of where that initiative stands, but sites list Sutter as officially closed.

Some of the properties I’ve taken photos of were abandoned, and there’s been talk about turning these into low-income shelters.  These particular properties were once available for auction but removed, and now tied up in local government bureaucracy.  It will be interesting to see what happens, but at the moment, they serve no purpose in a city where the homeless population is increasing steadily.

All shots taken with the Sony A7RIII and the Sony 24-70GM


Downtown Oakland, 42mm, 1/1000s, F4.5, ISO 100



Fox Theater, 24mm, F5.6, 1/3200s, ISO 1250



Amtrak Station West Oakland, 70mm, 1/160s, F5.6, ISO 100



Abandoned building, Jefferson and 14th St., 67mm, 1/320s, F5.6, ISO 100



19th and Rashida Muhammed St., 52mm, 1/400s, F4, ISO 100



Abandoned building, MLK and 28th St., 24mm, 1/320s, F5.6, ISO 100



Jefferson and 15th (Hotel Sutter), 25mm, 1/250s, F5.6, ISO 100



Fox Theater, 70mm, F2.8, 1/800s, ISO 100



Yia-Yia’s Sandwiches, 70mm, F2.8, 1/800s, ISO 100




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