Photographs: Urban/Street

Made of Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Made of Sky | G Dan Mitchell Photography Reflections in the windows of the One Front Street Building, San Francisco.Made of Sky. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Reflections in the windows of the One Front Street Building, San Francisco.Perhaps a decade ago I noticed that urban walkers, especially those from out of town, were adopting a new posture on big city streets. Many tended to walk along with heads forward and angled down, staring intently at…

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Windows and Fire Escape Shadows – Fine Art Photography Article

Windows and Fire Escape Shadows Shadows from a fire escape system fall across the facade of a San Francisco building.Windows and Fire Escape Shadows. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Shadows from a fire escape system fall across the facade of a San Francisco building.Yes, another of the photographs I make on walks in San Francisco — or used to make in the pre-pandemic days when I would regularly hop on a train to the City, something that…

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Virtual Surfaces | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Virtual Surfaces | G Dan Mitchell Photography Distorted reflections in the windows of a San Francisco building.Virtual Surfaces. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Distorted reflections in the windows of a San Francisco building.Almost every time I photograph in big city (and sometimes small city…) downtowns I end up getting distracted by the things reflected in the windows of tall buildings, and by how they relate to the forms of these architectural structures.Buildings of certain styles and…

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Buiolding and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Buiolding and Reflections | G Dan Mitchell Photography One Front Street in black and white, San Francisco.Building and Reflections. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.One Front Street in black and white, San Francisco.At this point it is probably no secret that I like photographing urban subjects — not just nature — and that the urban landscape is near the top of my list. I’m fascinated by city subjects, from the bustle of people-filled scenes to the almost…

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4th Street Bridge | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

4th Street Bridge | G Dan Mitchell Photography Looking across the Fourth Street Bridge toward the lagoon at the outlet of Mission Creek.4th Street Bridge. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Looking across the Fourth Street Bridge toward the lagoon at the outlet of Mission Creek.This photograph comes from one of my frequent — or so they used to be — walks around San Francisco. My practice is to head up there on the train, arriving early in…

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Rivets and Rust | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Rivets and Rust | G Dan Mitchell Photography Detail of weathered and distressed steel structure on the Steel Bridge, Portland, Oregon.Rivets and Rust. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Detail of weathered and distressed steel structure on the Steel Bridge, Portland, Oregon.I made this photograph at about the same time as another one that I posted recently — it also featured a close-up view of the weathered structure of an old steel bridge with rivets, colorful stains, and…

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Detail, Steel Bridge | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Detail, Steel Bridge | G Dan Mitchell Photography Structural detail of the Steel Bridge, Portland, OregonDetail, Steel Bridge. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Structural detail of the Steel Bridge, Portland, OregonThis might be the most unimaginatively named steel bridge in the United States — as far as I can tell it is actually called “Steel Bridge.” Which it is. The bridge crosses the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, where its double-deck structure (with a center section…

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Five | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Five | G Dan Mitchell Photography Stenciled numbers on a weathered wall next to a roll-up door.Double-Five. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Stenciled numbers on a weathered wall next to a roll-up door.Weathered, decaying subjects and subjects with strong patterns attract me, and this one works on both counts. I photographed it a few years ago while wandering around in San Francisco and poking my camera into odd little corners and alleys. This is in a…

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Turnstile Structure, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Turnstile Structure, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography An abandoned turnstile structure under security lighting at a closed industrial facility.Turnstile Structure, Night. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An abandoned turnstile structure under security lighting at a closed industrial facility.This 2012 day was completely full of photography, starting very early in the morning with coastal redwood forest and ending very late with night photography at this old, abandoned industrial facility along the San Francisco Bay shoreline. That…

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Shop Windows, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Shop Windows, Night | G Dan Mitchell Photography Lights left on for the night in a shop at the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.Shop Windows, Night. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Lights left on for the night in a shop at the Mare Island Naval Ship Yard.Returning to this photograph a bit more than eight years after I made it, I no longer recall the specifics of the scene — the nature of the work done…

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The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

The Back Door | G Dan Mitchell Photography The rear entrance to a local market.The Back Door. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.The rear entrance to a local market.So, can we imagine that this is the, uh, “urban wilderness?” It does contains some relatively very wild areas, and there is wildlife of a sort. If you look around carefully enough at the right time you can find a degree of solitude.This is a back entrance to…

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Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Urban Scene from Pandemia | G Dan Mitchell Photography Vehicles and an old house in PendemiaUrban Scene from Pandemia. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Vehicles and an old house in Pendemia.Our world, and welcome to it. For the great majority of us, normal activities have been put on hold, including our regular trips into the natural landscape to make photographs. Some possibilities are opening back up — I’m hoping to visit redwoods and the coast before too…

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Balloons | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Balloons | G Dan Mitchell Photography Night photography in San FranciscoBalloons. © Copyright 2015 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Night photography in San Francisco.On a summer evening back in 2015 a group of photographers met up on San Francisco for night of street photography. Actually, we began in the very late afternoon, paused for a group dinner before sunset, and then emerged from dinner before dark and began wandering through areas around the Chinatown district, looking for subjects and…

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Walking Couple, Brick Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Walking Couple, Brick Wall | G Dan Mitchell Photography A couple walks along a brick wall at a Manhattan church on a winter afternoon.Walking Couple, Brick Wall. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.A couple walks along a brick wall at a Manhattan church on a winter afternoon.There is, for this non-native, a feeling that is evoked by New York City in the winter — compared to California (where it is the green season) the place seems…

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Photograph: La Churreria, Dusk | G Dan Mitchell Photography – Fine Art Photography Article

Photograph: La Churreria, Dusk | G Dan Mitchell Photography La Churreria cafe at dusk, Nolita, Manhattan.La Churreria, Dusk. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.La Churreria cafe at dusk, Nolita, Manhattan.On this afternoon we met up with our oldest son, who works in Manhattan and lives a subway commute away, and we took a long, wandering walk south from Grand Central Station to near the southern tip of Lower Manhattan. Along the way we steered clear of…

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G Dan Mitchell Photograph: Abandoned Glove – Fine Art Photography Article

G Dan Mitchell Photograph: Abandoned Glove An abandoned glove in a gutter between red and white linesAbandoned Glove. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.An abandoned glove in a gutter between red and white lines.From my point of view, this is one of those photographs that is about what it is and about what else it is. (Admittedly, it is also a photograph whose capture may have led a few people around me at the time to……

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G Dan Mitchell Photograph: 6th Avenue At Night – Fine Art Photography Article

G Dan Mitchell Photograph: 6th Avenue At Night 6th Avenue at 26th street, photographed at night from a Manhattan hotel6th Avenue At Night. © Copyright 2020 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.6th Avenue at 26th street, photographed at night from a Manhattan hotel.Hotel rooms in big urban centers may offer interesting perspectives for photography.(If you get lucky! If you get that room where the window faces… the elevator shaft, not so much. We have gotten lucky a few times.…

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