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 forContinue reading “City Photos of Oakland, CA”

Columbus, Broadway, Grant, SF

Spent a lot of time here when I was younger so I thought I’d come back and take some photos on the morning of New Year’s Eve.  All shots were taken with Samyang lenses, the 35mm F1.4 and the 135mm F2. As usual, the best time to do this is at 4-5am on a weekend. Continue reading “Columbus, Broadway, Grant, SF”

Tea Villages, Water Towns, and Markets

Spent some time in the following locations: Zhijiajiao Ancient Water Town, Lingyin Temple, and local Hangzhou Markets.  Here are some of my observations. All shot with the Sony AR7ii and the Sigma Art 50mm F1.4  

Back to the homeland, Mission Street, SF

I lived in SF for about 5 years and Mission was by far my favorite place to go, primarily the 23-25th and Mission area.  I haven’t been here in a long time and thought I’d bring the camera back in the very early morning to take some shots. Here are some night and morning shotsContinue reading “Back to the homeland, Mission Street, SF”

Half Moon Bay docks and San Francisco Art

Creativity has escaped me for the last few weeks, and I’ve made a conscious effort to explore without a plan in mind.  I was obsessing too much over gear rather than creating art so I switched to a minimalist set up (Nikon D600 and a Sigma Art 50mm. I spent some time in Half MoonContinue reading “Half Moon Bay docks and San Francisco Art”