Looking Up

Today’s post is just a few images I took from a stroll with Suki over one evening last weekend. The theme is “looking up,” with all of these shots taken from a low angle,  camera pointing upward.

Of course, you don’t really have much choice from ground level if you’re taking pictures of tall skyscrapers. You have to angle your camera up by necessity. With subjects at ground level, however, I like to create some drama by getting my camera as low as possible.

On a side note, I just found out that one of my favorite photographers ever, Joe McNally, along with David Hobby, Mr. Strobist himself, will be touring the country together and holding full-day demonstrations on lighting technique. This Flash Bus Tour is stopping in my hometown here in San Francisco next month! Wohoo!

I couldn’t possibly give up a chance to see these two in action, so I signed up right away. Actually, my wife knew I’d want to go….so as soon as I told her about it, she registered me for the event. Thanks honey. =)

Anyway, we strolled around Ferry Plaza here in San Francisco during sunset this past weekend. Here are a few images from the walk: 

Did I mention that it was just me and Suki out there? Camera in one hand, leash in the other. Not an ideal situation at all!


All Images: Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G

17 thoughts on “Looking Up

  1. The angle and reflected light on the railway track image grabbed my attention and pulled me to your post. The photograph of the tram car is an absolute stunner – that one is really hot! The work stands, one handed and all.

  2. such lovely pics of SF! if SF wasn’t so cold (and expensive), I’d totally move there. i know, i’m such a wimp – calling SF cold, ha! lucky you that your spouse understands your photography passion so well!

  3. Oh man, Jon, these are some awesome shots. Who would have thought that a street sign would make for such a wicked photo? I would take SF over London ANY day of the week man… lol

  4. Very refreshing post! It is great when you can find beauty in everyday things. I am a big fan of the closeup of the train tracks, cool lighting and your eyes really follow the angular lines.

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