Thursday, June 28, 2012

City by the Bay

A well known and often quoted statement about Sacramento (California) is that it is in-between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.  It's true - two hours west or east will get you somewhere pretty spectacular.

©2012 Dianne Poinski
I hardly ever go to Lake Tahoe (this could change now that we have our kayaks), but I have a couple of reasons why I go to "The City" so often.

My favorite reason is my son lives there.

My son Joe during a visit to the SFMOMA

Also, as many of you know, I am a huge San Francisco Giants fan.



ATT Park

In the last few months I have made a couple of trips to SF and (you knew this was coming.....) have many iPhone photos to share. I may have posted a couple of these during my monthly recap of my "Project 365" back in April and I have also shared a few of the recent ones on Facebook and Instagram. If you don't follow me on those sites, keep scrolling. The rest of you however, may get bored. Sorry!

Anyway, what I find interesting is that many of these were shot through car or hotel windows. I can't imagine doing this with a "serious" shot, but for some reason I feel free to shoot this way with my iPhone. I think that's why this project has been so good for me. It has loosened me up and taken away many of the limitations I placed on myself.

These were all shot and processed in my iPhone with Snapseed. I am viewing most of these as larger images for the first time (and on my laptop, but that's another story...) and noticed that I may have gotten carried away with some of the filters. Oh well, it was fun!

With the exception of the Golden Gate Bridge images (I was not driving!), these are all shots of San Francisco architecture which I love, but rarely photograph. (Again, lifting of limitations......)


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski


©2012 Dianne Poinski

While I promise I did not take any photographs while driving (I was in the passenger seat when we were going over the GG Bridge), I did get honked at when I thought I had time for an image or two while waiting at a couple of stop lights. At least you don't have to worry about me "talking" on the phone...............................

4 comments:

  1. Dianne--as someone who only once lived in a big city (SF) I share your excitement about the architecture. Every time I even drive through, I drink in the scenery around me--old brick buildings with fading advertisements, high rises, electric colored bill boards, all are artistic food. Your enthusiasm and loose hand are infectious and I love seeing the city through your eyes...

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  2. HA! I have Snapseed loaded on my phone but rarely use it (gulp...I have 16 photo apps on there right now...double gulp). I must be crazy if THESE RESULTS are possibly waiting for me! Once again, Dianne, your phone shots floor me.

    Used to live in SF, for many years. Thanks for the splendid time on *memory lane* with these lovelies.

    Now, heading off the computer to go turn on my phone. But I won't be talking either :>D

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  3. Thank you Hannah & Sweetpea! Hannah - I love your term "artistic food". That's perfect! Sweetpea - have fun with those apps. It can be addicting. You can process images anytime and anywhere.

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  4. Great intro to photo apps, I never knew they existed! And yes, I call my phone my 'camera' all the time. I just happen to talk on it occasionally!

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