An Early Sunday Morning on San Francisco’s California Street

California Street - San Francisco - 2009

Three and half years ago – August 2009 – I took my first photo workshop. Led by Chris Honeysett, it was a Saturday-Sunday session. On Saturday, we scoured North Beach – it was amazing. On Sunday, we met early – 5 AM at the Transamerica Pyramid and then walked up to Chinatown and down Grant Avenue to Grant and California. At that corner I captured this image with my Canon 5D Mark II.

I’ll never forget this workshop with Chris – I learned so much about how to see thanks to his teaching. Part of the time, we had our cameras set to display monochrome images on the LCDs on our cameras. That was such a great learning experience – about seeing light and shadow without the distraction of color. I’ve applied that learning many times over.

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