WPC: Serenity 3

macingosh fotografie, fujifilm x-100, monterey, california

Monterey, California. August 2013.

(Fujifilm X100 @ F11, 1/250 sec., ISO 200)

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WPC: Perspective 4

highway 101 panorama, macingosh fotografie

It’s been a long time since I posted the last 6×17 panorama. Now here comes another one. Captured on a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles last year just an hour before sundown. As far as I remember, this must be some miles ahead of Santa Barbara.

Fuji GX617, EBC Fujinon SWD 90mm F/5.6

WPC: Perspective 2

hobarth building, san francisco, fujifilm x100, macingosh fotografie

This will always file amongst the Top Ten of all the pictures I did. Shot almost from the hip back in august last year with my then permanent accompanist the Fuji X100 when strolling down market street in San Francisco. What a strong tool that camera was…

Fujifilm X100 @ F8, 1/125 sec., ISO 100

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 7

golden gate bridge, san francisco, macingosh photography
Just a snapshot from the upper deck of a sightseeing bus. Like so often the bridge is hiding itself in heavy fog.

(Fujifilm GX617, Ilford Delta 100)

Travelling #4 (Part III): San Francisco architecturals


Today’s focus is fixed to San Fran’s architecture, as you probably assumed by reading the headline. Not much more to say. Have a look.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 5

f-line streetcar, san francisco, macingosh photography
A streetcar of the historical F-line. The F-line with its original streetcars from the 1950s was reinstalled in the 1980s mainly as a tourist attraction and also as a substitute for the cable car line which was out of business for two years due to technical overhaul. Over the years more and more waggons were bought and today the F-line is a normal transportation for locals as well as for tourists.

The waggons come in many different colour designs following the original paintwork of the cities where they once ran. Actually I wanted to take a shot of each colour combination there is, but missed it because time was running out and in the end this was the only one I took.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 4

san francisco aquatic park, alcatraz, early morning, macingosh photography
Actually I don’t know what the name of this dock or pier on the westside of Aquatic Park is. Just like big parts of Aquatic Park Pier it’s in a quite a derelict condition and because of that public access is not allowed. Shot the frame in the very early morning when the city was all quite and peaceful. The island on the right side of the background is Alcatraz. I will tell you more about it later.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no.3

PANORAMA_SAN FRANCISCO_LOMBARD STREET_macingosh_photography
This viewpoint is on Lombard Street, just above its extremely curvy part for which it is so famous (or notorious if you prefer). Quite in the middle you can see Coit Memorial Tower which is another great site for cityscapes.

Travelling #4: San Francisco panorama no. 1

fishermans wharf, san francisco, macingosh photgraphy

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park seen from the end of Aquatic Park Pier in the early morning.
The ship on the left is the historical ferryboat “Eureka”. In the misty background you can see the Financial District high-rise buildings.

Travelling #4 (Part I): San Francisco first impressions

Finally, here it comes. The first row of snapshots taken during my last trip to San Fran. As before I was truly impressed by the beauty of the city as well as by its multifacedness.

At first when booking the trip I wanted to locate directly at Fisherman’s Wharf, the touristic centre of the city or rather its tourist trap to shorten down ways to the harbour. In the end I was happy I didn’t. I booked a hotel on Russian Hill which was perfect for discovering the city in all directions. It’s really easy to explore San Francisco afoot or by bike as there are bike rentals nearly everywhere. The only obstacle you may find might be your physical fitness when climbing the hills of the city. But that’s up to you.

Some words about security: people generally warned me about strolling alongside Market Street or Tenderloin after dark. It’s true that those places are… let’s call it “funky” especially during nighttime and I saw a lot of people of all ages who obviously where kind of out of their minds for some reason. But I never felt uncomfortable and nothing ever happened to me there, not even bad words. Most San Franciscans are polite and friendly, so just be relaxed and act respectful just like you would in your hometown and you don’t have to worry.

More to come during the next days and weeks.

P.S.: the only unfriendly people I met there were those … cab drivers.

Photo of the day #119

panorama, los angeles, macingosh photography
This is the only photo I took in L.A. during my last stay there back in August. As far as I remember this was West Hollywood Boulevard.

We were there only for some hours. Most of the time we spent in the car cruising through the busy streets of L.A. and all the rest I hung out in front of boutiques waiting for my femme to come out again.

(Fuji G617, Fujifilm Velvia 100)