Friday, January 22, 2010

Old Pictures

I was doing some cleanup on the computer and I ran into some old pictures I took back in 2004.

I'm much better with photo manipulation than I was back then, so I started playing around. In looking them over, I seem to have been shooting a lot of pictures against a completely blown out sky. Was I just unaware of what poor pictures they would make or is it just that California seems to lack the amazing New Mexico skylines?

Here's a few I thought I'd share with you.

We used to love to go up to the city of Colma, a few miles south of San Francisco. Years ago, realizing that acreage was at such a premium in San Francisco, Colma became a city of the dead. These cemeteries go for miles, and I find the history fascinating.

I also love to roam
among the beautiful statuary.

Here you can see
the acres of monuments.
The sepia cast felt appropriate
for these shots

I remember taking this shot
from the top of a parking structure
when I was in San Francisco
to attend MacWorld.
That means
it must have been January!

And finally,
one of my favorite shots
of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Not so realistic,
but I love the soft warm effect.

I may be including a few more of these old shots (I have thousands).

Like in real life, it's hard for me to throw anything away!


photowannabe said...

I think I was with you on one of those shoots. Great picts. I love the sepia one and all the textures.

Lorna... said...

FABULOUS GG picture Kate! Great angle -- bet it's just as good without the "manipulation'! Can't beat the subject matter!


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