Haight Graffiti

Haight Graffiti, originally uploaded by theothermattm.

A photo from a recent trip to San Francisco. This was some graffiti near gas meters in Haight-Ashbury. While we were waiting for a bus, this practically punched me in the face and screamed "Take a picture of me!" So, i did.

I went on the trip with my lovely girlfriend Jenny. We started in San Francisco, rented a car and drove to Sonoma for a couple of days, then went back to San Francisco. More about the rest of the trip later.

Haight Ashbury was a very hip place and I enjoyed it, though I went in skeptical that it would be filled with places like The Gap and restaurants with hippie memorabilia plastered on the wall.

The highlight were the vintage stores - Chock full of ironic and hilarious finds. I picked up a pretty awesome "Apple Computer Music Expo 1987" t-shirt at one. BOGUS: It turned out to be too small.

I will be posting more photos from the trip soon, including some of the beauty we saw in Sonoma. I have a lot more great shots in the San Francisco set on flickr.

A bit about the photo itself:
This was taken with a 50mm Canon prime lens, which always tends to bring out colors better than my other lenses. The lens is on my camera most of the time, unless I have a particular need for a zoom, or to get a wider view.

I only did minimal touching up to the contrast in Adobe Lightroom because, yes, the colors were that amazing. I also added a graduated density filter effect on the top and bottom to highlight the color of the gas meters.

Always looking for feedback so let me know what you think!

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Posted by Matt 8/16/2009 09:39:00 PM


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