Posts Tagged ‘Photograph’

Amateur vs. MSM Blogger Showdown: The Tens vs The Nevius – Who Has a Decent Giants Fireworks Shot and Who Doesn’t?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Up first is the effort from official Mayor Ed Lee lickspittle CW Nevius:

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Mmmm…

I’ll reserve comment else I’ll get Blocked from his Twitter feed (again. You know, for calling him an SFGov lickspittle last month, which he totally is.)

So that was the pro journalist.

Comes now, The Tens.

Same night, same show:

Oh that’s right, CW Nevius gets paid the same whether he does a half-assed job or not.

(And CW’s Conventional Wisdom writing is worse than his photography.)

Oh well.

(And switch cameras (or devices or whatever) and the The Tens would still take much better photos.)

A clear victor: The Tens.

Thx 4 playing…

Oh My, It’s Pope Benedict XVI at Fisherman’s Wharf as a Life-Sized Wax Figure

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Via David Cruz:

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If You’re Looking for a Golden Gate Bridge Photo With a Rainbow Included, Here You Go – From David Yu

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Famous San Francisco photographer David Yu offers up a blue-sky rainbow o’er the Golden Gate Bridge.

Single rainbow, part of the way:

 

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It Takes a Village (of Cops) to Bust a Hippie – The Sad State Justice Stephen Breyer’s Old High School, Lowell

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Here’s your Lowell High School timeline:

  • 1913 – School moved to new, larger campus on Hayes Street between Masonic Avenue and Ashbury
  • 1962 – School moved to current campus to make room for future expansion and add a library, gymnasium and larger auditorium

So this is where Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer actually went to high school, on the #21 Hayes line, back in the 50′s. Now it’s the John Adams Campus of troubled City College of San Francisco.

There are fewer drug dealers hanging about these days, but they’ve been replaced by bike thieves…

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Speaking of which, I think this ride has been abandoned for months now. Oh well:

Oh, here’s what Lowell High School looked like in 1917:

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And here’s the same place today:

See if you can match up the bricks with the shot at the top.

(Not much difference excepting for the Toyotas out front and the bright white racing stripe up high. That’s an ADA-complaint elevator shaft hanging off the side these days, one would think. Probably should have been standing about ten feet to the left – that telephone pole in front of the main entrance on Hayes probably is in the same place today as 1917 so it’d be a good tool for alignment. A tilt-shift lens and/or Photoshop would produce an almost identical image as the 1917 shot.)

Campus Information

Built in 1911 as Lowell High School, the John Adams building consists of 64 classrooms and labs, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art child care center, and offices for counseling and administrative services.  At this campus, we offer a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs.  John Adams Campus also houses the Dean’s Office of the  School of Health and Physical Education.  Our mission here is to assist students in accomplishing their educational goal and to ensure student success.

John Adams Campus

1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
 
Google Map

  • #43 Masonic to Hayes/Masonic
  • #21 Hayes to Hayes/Masonic
  • #5 Fulton to Fulton/Masonic

Sunday was Girly Photography Day in San Francisco – But Can You Tell Who’s the Model and Who’s the Photographer?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I couldn’t.

Hey, remember this?

IF YOU”RE NOT THE MODEL, BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER

I do.

Anyway, these days I suppose you can be both a model and photographer, why not?

The first one in Golden Gate Park here is easier:

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But this one, spotted just two minutes later, I still haven’t figured out:

Happy Spring!

San Francisco Photographer David Yu’s Futuristic City: 15 Shots All Stitched together

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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(Landmarks such as 555 California and 345 California and the Transamerica Pyramid and One Rincon don’t appear too prominent from this angle.)

Via David Yu

Pretty good, huh?

Know Your San Francisco Lunar Eclipse, December 2011 – By David Yu

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

This is what it looked like:

Via David Yu 

See you in 2014!

Seen in the Mission: “Writing is My Outlet That Other People Can Plug Into”

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Life Imitates Art, or something:

Figure It Out by Thomas Hawk – click to expand

Bay Bridge Alpha Tower and 14 Minions

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Typical San Francisco infrastructure, by David Yu:

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Look for this area to be filled with football-field length yachts soon, you know, for the America’s Cup boat race…

Bay Bridge Delta Tower and Bird

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Via David Yu:

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That tower was the part of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge what got hit by the MSC Venezia (fka MV COSCO Busan) back in aught-seven.