San Francisco

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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Detail, Palace of Fine Arts – Fine Art Photography Article

Detail, Palace of Fine Arts Detail of a small section of the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.Detail, Palace of Fine Arts. © Copyright 2012 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.Detail of a small section of the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco.Perhaps I was channelling my inner Atget when I made this photograph a few years back. I was wandering around San Francisco with a camera — a favorite activity in non-pandemic times — and I ended up…

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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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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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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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San Francisco Photography in the Fog – Time Lapse Photography Article

San Francisco Photography in the Fog Capturing San Francisco Photography in the Fog This is the first photography vlog I have created here at home in San Francisco California. I have feeling a bit burnt out lately. This was the perfect day to get out there, explore some new photography and get out of my comfort zone. I am so excited to not only share this video with you all, but also share this collection of images. San Francisco Fog…

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2019 in the Rearview – ptanphoto – Underwater Photography Article

2019 in the Rearview – ptanphoto Writing a look back on the past year hadn’t crossed my mind this time, not to mention my complete overlooking of the fact that another decade had just flashed by. I only realized this after the deluge of posts by friends online, listing their accomplishments, highlights and lowlights. Photographically speaking (since this is technically a photo blog), 2019 was a year I spent capturing my experiences, vs. actively seeking out sceneries to photograph. There’s…

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My Week in the City – iPhone Photography Article

I’ve just spent a quick week in the city. The city, of course, is San Francisco. The week was exciting for a number of reasons. So, here we go… Yes, this weekend included St. Patrick’s Day. City Hall was green for the occasion. And yes, we went to a concert by the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. The Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin, was glorious! I love that work! The Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 was brilliantly…

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