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Holy Virgin Cathedral, San Francisco (Russian Orthodox)
Made by #2 Son/John
For a better view, please press L or click on the photo. Formally this magnificent church is called Cathedral of the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow. It was a privilege to tour the church during the annual Taste of Russia festival in October 2010. Handheld, no flash. From the church's web site: The Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a San Francisco landmark and the Russian Orthodox spiritual center of America’s West Coast. Completed during the earthly life of St. John, the Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco and frescoed by the renowned iconographer, Archimandrite Kiprian of Jordanville, the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow”, has a vibrant liturgical life, three choirs, a full-time Orthodox Academy and a Russian High School. Many important church events have taken place at the Holy Virgin Cathedral, including the glorifications of St. Herman of Alaska and St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, and in 2006, the IV All-Diaspora Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. www.sfsobor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=art...
Made by artchang
Shot with a 35mm DX lens without a crop on a full frame camera! Love it. In December 2007 I was wandering back to my car in Golden Gate Park, when I bumped into an . We ended up talking for awhile, and eventually I took a few pictures of them. Fast forward 3+ years, and I find myself shooting Kathyln again in San Francisco. I was really glad to hear from her after so long, and once our schedules both freed up, we headed to my favorite spots in San Francisco. I tried my best to capture her bubbly and inspirational personality, but the photos are just the beginning of who she really is. I haven't done portraits in a long time, and I'm glad she gave me the extra push to get back into it. My style has changed a lot since I last did this, but it's a reminder of how much fun it is to get out to SF with your camera, a model, and have a great time.
Loma Prieta - San Francisco October 1989
Made by Barryw10
This is what I saw outside my front door about 6:00 pm, October 17, 1989 after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area. It was one of those things one will never forget. The smoke rising above the city was from the fire in the Marina District. Many of the water mains were broken and the Fire Department had to pump water out of the Bay to control it. I lived in a solid part of the city, the Northwest Corner, and was fine. But the power was out and there was no dial tone for about 12 hours. The city was in darkness that night and over 60 people were killed by the earthquake. There were no winds off the Pacific Ocean that night as frequently there are. It could have been much worse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Loma_Prieta_earthquake
I never realized how big my smile was... haha
Made by photosbyjas
Yesterday my friend and I met with David and we did a little photoshoot at Legion of Honor. It was my first time there and the place is fabulous! I originally wanted to go there to shoot the water fountain and the architecture during the sunset, but unfortunately the water in the fountain was non-existent! But before the sunset we did this quick photoshoot. I'm rarely ever in FRONT of the camera because I don't usually like how I look in photos. This photoshoot gave me the opportunity to learn from David and how he directs when shooting portraits. I seriously don't know how to model but I think David captured an awesome moment :) David shot this using a reflector (assisted by my friend Stephanie) and his massive Nikkor 200mm f/2!! Thank you, David!!! Please visit ! By the way, I got a haircut yesterday. I love my new do! :D
Joan of Arc / San Francisco / Legion of Honor
Made by Σταύρος
Explore April 15, 2007 # 310 / Info on Jeanne d'Arc Saint Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc (c.1412 – 30 May 1431) also known as the Maid of Orleans, is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint. A peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. She was captured by the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old. Twenty-four years later, the Holy See reviewed the decision of the ecclesiastical court, found her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and later canonized in 1920.
Marin Headlands: Still the same!
Made by 2composers
This shot was taken from the Lands End area of San Francisco, on the Lincoln Golf Course to be exact. An old photo image dating from the Fifties shows that not much has changed. On the left, Point Bonita shows where the waves break; on the postcard, the peak of Mount Tamalpais (Mount Tam) is covered in clouds, it was clearly visible when I took the photo. Thanks to the protection of the lands within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area–a national park– the other side of the San Francisco Straits, just outside the Golden Gate, looks much the same as it did 100 years ago! That's just opposite of a metropolis, folks! I will see if I can get an even more exact picture uploaded later, which could show more details, but it will never be as good as Ansel Adams'...
Photoshoot with David Yu
Made by photosbyjas
Yesterday my friend and I met with David and we did a little photoshoot at Legion of Honor. It was my first time there and the place is fabulous! I originally wanted to go there to shoot the water fountain and the architecture during the sunset, but unfortunately the water in the fountain was non-existent! But before the sunset we did this quick photoshoot. I'm rarely ever in FRONT of the camera because I don't usually like how I look in photos. This photoshoot gave me the opportunity to learn from David and how he directs when shooting portraits. I seriously don't know how to model but I think David captured an awesome moment :) By the way, I got a haircut yesterday. I love my new do! :D David shot this using strobes. Thank you, David!!! Please visit !
SF Golden Gate #2
Made by justpedalhard
Explore #58, 30 December 2007 I was a bit lucky to get this shot just right before this thick clouds coming from the ocean slowly creeping in the city. One thing I particularly like about this scene is having these massive Cypress trees in the foreground. I was quite amazed on the size of these trees. And as nature does its magic, trees along the coastline all have this smooth texture and almost all swayed inlands because of force of the winds coming from the ocean. Canon Rebel XTi (400D) EF 17-40mm f4L Adobe Lightroom Artizen HDR - Lock06 Toned View the rest of my photos from California Trip Lincoln Park San Francisco USA
Made by suz or sooze
out hiking around Lands End. took the doggies and the lensbaby out for a little tour. hard to focus that little sucker with doggies eagerly waiting to continue... ;) oh & for July's ABC Soup.. and H is for Hiking & (i really just love where i live) & for Hotter than it normally is this time of year. & for theme of the week too... Summertime.... although this is actually not what our summers usually look like! i mean.. where's the fog? ;) update: oh geesh... i just realized that this day is day 300. ah well.. so much for doing something special that marks the day. but only 65 days left. woo hoo!
Made by zhewen!
this is the first time to do a photoshoot with a model.. other than me.. :D i know her since we were in city college together.. just found out that she likes to pose in front of camera, definitely gonna do more shoot with her, she's very natural and very cool to work with... suits her name ♫suteki da ne/isn't it beautiful♫ strobist. yn460@full, bounced into 28 apollo softbox, above left camera info. nikond90 50mm f2 iso100 1/180 photog~ditto lighting~zhewen make up~yuna location~legion of honor san francisco explored
C looking towards it
Made by Make Studio | Marty Coleman
Outside the San Francisco Legion of Honor Museum. We weren't the only one's taking photos that day, there were several photographers using this tree and it's horizontal sitting trunk to take great photos of their clients. I had the best client, so of course I have the best photo of that day, no doubt. Part of C's senior photo selection to choose from. October, 2007 You can go to my daily quote and drawing blog Napkin Dad Daily It will make your brain bigger and your life better. Visit my website Marty Coleman
Trashcan, 29th and Geary
Made by Splieslife
Geoffrey Browne performing an ollie of impressive proportions. Thank you to Chris Long of FunNotFame.org for showing us this spot. This was taken on our last summer skating trip before college. It will not be the last. Hasselblad 500C/M, 150mm F/4 T* Zeiss Sonnar CF on Fuji Neopan Acros 100 at 1/500 at F/5.6. Assisted by two Sunpak 555s, one low to the left and one at normal height to the slight right. Triggered via Elinchrom Skyports. Processed in D-76 (1:1). Printed on Ilford Pearl RC on a Lucky Model IIIG Color with a #4 contrast filter. Scanned at the courtesy of Mr. Loren Hamilton.
Holy Virgin Cathedral
Made by Thad Roan - Bridgepix
The Holy Virgin Cathedral is one of the most beautiful churches in San Francisco. It is one of the most colorful churches in San Francisco. The Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Cathedral was built by St. John, and the elaborate murals were frescoed by Archimandrite Kiprian. The building itself has 5 golf leaf onion shaped domes which are covered in real 24 carat gold! The mosaic over the front door is also covered in gold and depicts the Virgin Mary. The Holy Virgin Cathedral is situated in the Richmond district on Geary Blvd. and 26th Avenue. (www.sanfrancisco-direct.com)
Golden Gate Bridge
Made by Thad Roan - Bridgepix
View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Lands End. Lands End is a park in San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It is a rocky and windswept shoreline at the mouth of the Golden Gate, situated between the Sutro District and Lincoln Park and abutting Fort Miley Military Reservation. A memorial to the USS San Francisco stands in the park. Numerous hiking trails follow the former railbeds of the Ferries and Cliff House Railway along the cliffs and also down to the shore. (Wikipedia)
Putting in bright morning fog
Made by 2composers
Three golfers play it out on the Lincoln Park course one early morning in November. The sun is breaking through the layer of fog as it sometimes happens here in San Francisco! The trees look like part of an enchanted forest... Lincoln Park is situated right below the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and used to be the City Cemetery until 100 years ago. Yes, the golfers are indeed playing on what is supposedly an estimated more than 9000 grave-sites, which were to be relocated after the cemetery closed in 1909! Most of them apparently were not…
To The Rose Guy
Made by Ar'alani
There's a elderly gentleman who lives on El Camino Del Mar by China Beach in San Francisco. Almost every time I walk past his house on the way to my favorite viewpoints, he's out tending his roses. They virtually explode out of his yard in huge waves, all shapes and colors. I envy him in his world of roses (and his backyard view of the Golden Gate Bridge). To the little man with the roses: thanks. They're beautiful. :-) (taken with my Digital Rebel, 17-86 IS lens, Hoya Moose warming polarizer)
San Francisco Legion of Honor Arch
Made by Joe Ercoli
Almost laying on the ground with my tripod, I captured 3 exposures to create this HDR of the arch at the entrance to the San Francisco Legion of Honor. It's kind of funny, I've never been inside to see the art contained within its walls, but I've got a bunch of shots of the outside! Read more about the details of this HDR on my photoblog @ www.anvilimage.com/2009/10/legion-of-hdr.html. See it LARGE and !
Made by sigma.
When you first walk through the archway entrance at the Legion of Honor you will notice columned walkways on both your right and left. This was a service door directly to the right. I just liked how the columns lead you straight to this door that obviously has no other purpose here other than for the service crew.. or does it. Check out my New Book entitled 'Surface: Industrial Decay available now.
Not a Hogwarts fan? This one's for you!
Made by 2composers
Well, saw this sign out in the Avenues, and could not help but take a cheap shot... ;-) What seems to be the message here? Hmm... Three and a half stars? Well, for those of you who are die-hard Harry Potter fans, here's a tidbit: www.snopes.com/politics/satire/potter.asp Here's a photo of the Four Star Theatre–a popular neighborhood cinema–the year before:
Dale chihuly reflected
Made by mona, eh
My editor at San Francisco Magazine wanted me to photograph glass artist Dale Chihuly during his press conference. I'm so glad I went, everyone agreed what a charming man he is. The first chihuly I saw was at the Dallas Museum of Art when I was living there. But I honestly didn't know it was a chihuly nor did I know his accomplishments. I loved his shoes. Showing both at Legion of Honor and the de Young museums
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