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Street Photography: San Francisco II

Soup to Go

Soup to Go

10 Photos in This Gallery

“Soup to Go” was photographed in Chinatown.  Despite the chilly weather the UPS drivers wore their famous shorts.  Look for me behind the band.

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27 responses

  1. Love people watching in San Francisco. It is my favorite American city.

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    January 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

  2. Great photos. 🙂

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    January 10, 2014 at 8:35 am

  3. nicely captured…I enjoyed your view of San Fran

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    January 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

  4. I love the capture of real people living everyday life. Nice work Ron. 🙂

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    January 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

  5. very nice indeed. A diary of ordinary people in SF..

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    January 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

  6. awesome b & w photos…when there is a great deal happening in a photo the b & w takes away the distractions and allows the people to shine through.

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    January 10, 2014 at 10:45 am

  7. I’ve had to take a few B&W shots on my Land Rover project recently in order to show the various changes on the vehicle to best effect with less distraction from the ‘noise’ of the coloured fences, brick buildings and flower beds in the background etc. B&W is far superior than colour for focusing the viewer on a specific subject.

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    January 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    • It just depends. At National Geographic everything (or nearly everything) is done in color.

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      January 10, 2014 at 11:27 am

      • Yes, I guess for nature shots colour is better.

        I’ve been having a play with the curves in the B&W shots I took the other day and it is amazing how the focus of a picture can change by changes in the lighting. I’m not a professional like you but I do like to put up good pictures for the blog even if it is only a vehicle restoration.

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        January 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

        • In color the palette has to be right. Some things that work are all muted earth tones or else bright saturated colors working together. There is also the device of a brightly colored subject on a more basic background. Where the distractions come from are brightly colored objects in the background. With street the background is difficult to control and even OOF colored elements can be problematical, so B&W has been the choice of most photographers in this genre.

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          January 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

  8. “Couple on the Pier” made me giggle. 🙂

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    January 10, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    • Some photographers looked and really liked it because the curves and tones work together. IMO, the lady is acceptable squeezable, but her guy is a bit plump.

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      January 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      • Yes, her guy is what made me giggle. He reminds me of my students who need to pull up their pants. 😉 And the curves and tones are spot on!

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        January 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

  9. firecook

    Thank you for liking my post. Pictures look great. Take care

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    February 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  10. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    10 black and white photos best viewed by clicking on “more words” or the clock icon. Do not click on the links in the greyed out box in the reader. From the blog, scroll down to the “View Original” link and navigate to the original post.

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    November 13, 2014 at 8:31 am

  11. Very nice series. You’ve captured the feeling of Chinatown and that section of SF.

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    November 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

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