Thursday, May 5, 2011
My girlfriend gets her hair cut over on Haight Street, and I went there with her since we were going to a friend's birthday party afterwards. Haight was having none of photography by 11 -- lots of hard light, and kind of a slow day, so I decided to step into Golden Gate Park.
I don't spend a lot of time in GGP -- it's sort of out of the way for the places I go in the city, so I always discover something new when I visit. This time, I had a little something more specific in mind. A woman in my portraits class had been to the Conservatory of Flowers there a few years back for a shoot, and I was impressed with the light I saw. Never one to be denied good light, I decided to check it out. :)
It's an interesting place -- with some decent light, but even with the frosted glass, I felt like direct sunlight was really hammering things. Would love to see it on an overcast day!
Anyway, that left me taking pictures of flowers, which is really not my thing. Did manage to catch this interesting plant though, which is one of those pitcher plants, who helpfully also look like something out of our collective horticultural nightmares.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I've been spooked out by images in the rearview mirror of cars ever since I saw this Twilight Zone episode as a kid.
I was at an intersection and was looking in my rearview mirror. Brought out my 80-400 (which explains the focus and weird shake) and snapped this. Was flipping through it later in post and it kind of captured my imagination, and it's been growing on me.