Friday, April 30, 2010

San Francisco Eye Candy

I haven't been blogging much, who am I kidding, I haven't been blogging at all. I haven't even been cooking. It's been a fend for yourself kind of spring. Last night, my son grilled Italian sausage and I pulled together a pasta sauce of basil, olive oil and garlic. We ate it while doing our homework. It's been that kind of spring.  
I thought it was only fair I showed you what I was up too. I am not posting the algebra work, it's just too tedious. However, I am posting my photo essay I produced for my digital photography class. Since I spend more time in San Francisco than in New York, I spent my layovers photographing Chinatown. I discovered new places and noticed architectural details I'd never seen before. The interesting thing about this is that I've been coming to San Francisco and strolling through Chinatown since 1979.  However, I felt as though I was seeing it for the first time.  So here goes.
 Recognize anything?

So 600 photos later I narrowed it down to these 11. It's amazing how much you learn just by shooting and editing. I now shoot raw on the manual setting and take the best picture possible because the less work you have to do in PhotoShop the better. It's a tedious business at best. I also find that you just have to carry your camera everywhere and all the time. No lens cap but a filter is fine to protect the lens. 
Maybe some day I will feel confident enough to share all the knowledge I gained from my digital photo class. At this point I feel as if I am still absorbing the info and trying to put it into use. I also have to write an essay about the pictures, I'll publish that this weekend. Time is running out.......
Now I just have to finish my photos for the Lighting for Photography class.Those I'll publish later this week.
But I promise, no algebra formulas!

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