Well, the Weekly Photo Challenge would not be a challenge if it weren’t challenging, now would it? But having vented my photographic spleen on my opinion of The Magic Hour (film industry term) in my previous post, I found myself running more errands in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood during yesterday’s Magic Hour (including purchasing a new toilet seat; ah, the life of The Artist) and figured I’d give the Challenge another shot. I had a different camera with me this time, and discovered to my surprise that it does an exceptional job of capturing the light at that time of day.
Believe it or not, it’s the 5 MP camera in my old iPhone 4.
Aside from cropping and straightening a couple of these images, I present these unedited. Since I was going to the legendary Rainbow Grocery anyway, I paused to see the latest murals on tiny Erie Street and create a few new examples of The Instant Art of Instant Abstract Art.
The sunlight did not seem to shine on these walls. For last of a better phrase, the light seemed to slide along these walls, brushing them like the wind and emphasizing their textures. A few more more-or-less random pictures.
OK, OK: maybe The Magic Hour isn’t so bad after all.
Vonn Scott Bair