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A day before my cousin and I shot a recent wedding together, we took a stroll in the neighborhood where he grew up, an area his immediate family still calls home. He’s been away from San Francisco for many years now, so coming back to his old ‘hood without ever seeing its slow transition from “somewhat ghetto everything” to “sustainable green local fancy vegan fair trade organic everything” made the walk an interesting experience, I’m sure.

As you can see, he had a chance to practice chasing Suki down the street while trying to photograph her. Not easy!

The folks over at VSCO recently released version two of their awesome film presets, which I used to process all of these photos. The new presets are the bomb, period. Love the look, love the customization. Love. Love. Love.


Images: Canon 5D Mark III + 50mm f/1.2L

VSCO: Kodak Portra 160 VC +

Written by Jonathan

August 13, 2012 at 11:58 am

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  1. Great taken photos of the dogs! The new VSCO 02 are awesome

    wojciech welc

    August 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

  2. Excellent series! The lighting looks so pretty and I love the filmy quality of the shots.


    August 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm

  3. Beautiful photos of your stroll through the neighborhood! What wonderful light.

    Neighborhood Nomad

    August 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

  4. Beautiful photos and natural colors. You sure know when to take your walks with such beautiful lights. It always reminds me of your pictures when I walk and see the sun setting along the mission or the ball park; al though this set doesn’t look like neither.


    August 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm

  5. Great shots, bro! I still have mine sitting in a folder named ‘sort’ haha. The wedding processing took all the time. Man, VSCO looks great! Been waiting to try a Fuji color emulation for those pastel smooth tones. Hope we can do another walk in November.

    Maybe get a cup of fair-trade, volunteer eco-worker hand-picked, 100% organic, side-roasted green-conscious drip coffee (made with brown wheat husk filters) at the sustainable grounds worker-owned co-operative cafe and bistro. (Formerly Jorge’s Tacos)

    Josh Liba (@JoshLiba)

    August 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • Haha, I do miss our “how far much can we possibly exaggerate a given topic” sessions bro. See you soon 😉


      August 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  6. Fantastic look at parts of SF, thank you for sharing your magnificent art with us.


    August 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

  7. These look awesome!! I’ve been thinking about getting VSCO 02, but I have LR3 and have been hesitant to upgrade to LR4 cuz of the complaints I’ve read about it being really slow. How do you like LR4?


    August 18, 2012 at 8:35 am

    • Hmm, I haven’t really noticed any slowness with LR4. I much prefer it to LR3 in fact. You can always give the free trial a spin 🙂


      August 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

  8. so timely! tomorrow is the last day it’s 50% off so i’m tempted to get it, even though i never use the 1st pack. :/

    also, a mkiii? O_o

    also also, love that golden light.


    August 21, 2012 at 9:24 pm

  9. Thank you, Nikon, VSCO, this is my new favorite blog!

    Raleigh Photographer

    August 27, 2012 at 5:11 am

  10. I’m DYING to get my hands on these actions! Crossing my fingers for Christmas…

    Jade Sheldon (@Jade_Melissa)

    September 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

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