I began my photography journey while working in San Francisco about ten years ago. I enjoy going back to revisit familiar places and find new adventures.
I like how the man in the back is looking over my right shoulder. If he were looking towards the front like the rest of the people this image wouldn’t be interesting to me.
Finishing my week long series of my favorite places to photograph in San Francisco with the the Transamerica Pyramid.
This shot was taken from the glass sky bridge on the top floor of the Mandarin Hotel. The glass bridge gives a great perspective of the city. Take the elevators to the top floor and get ready for an awesome view.
Canon EF-24mm f/1.4L lens
Continuing with day four of my week series of favorite sites in San Francisco to photograph with the “Painted Ladies” seen from Alamo Square.
Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L lens
Continuing my week of favorite sites in San Franciso to photograph with Coit Tower.
Coit Tower is probably one of the most photographed sites in San Francisco. For this shot, I wanted to show how steep Telegraph Hill is below the tower. I like how some of the homes appear to be stacked on top of each other. This shot was taken on Russian Hill near Lombard Street (“the crookedest street”) facing East. The Powell-Hyde Cable Car line passes directly over Russian Hill on it’s way to Fisherman’s Wharf and provides easy access. I spent about an hour shooting at different locations and this is my favorite.
I have attended a few photowalks lately and one thing that rings true in all situations is that it’s important to be prepared. I wasn’t able to pack my tripod so it was a challenge to get some good low light shots. Luckily I had my trusty Canon 50mm f1.8 lens and a Canon 100mm f2.8 macro that I rented. Photowalking is a great opportunity to get out and shoot in a non-competitive environment.
Canon EF-100mm f/2.8 Macro lens
San Francisco at Dusk, originally uploaded by Scott O. Smith.
Canon XTi, Canon EF70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens, 1/6 second, f/4.0, ISO 1600