Two-Legged Treasures (Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure)


Good Evening:

Of course, parents will treasure children over dogs, and who exactly can blame them? Here are a few pictures I took on Saturday near Market and Powell Streets, along with a bit of a conundrum.

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The conundrum is this: I can’t figure out if the next scene works better in color or black-and-white.

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The style of the black-and-white looks exactly like the kind of photograph taken in the 1950s; the sort of candid street photography that made the great New York City artists legends. No, no, no, it isn’t that good, nowhere near that good; style yes, quality no. What bugs me is that the color picture makes it immediately obvious what that round object is. If this was a satisfactory picture I think the problem would not exist. Oh, well. This happens when you point the camera behind you and you shoot blindly with no idea what you’re capturing.

Opinions welcome.

Finally, a quick snippet overheard at the Geary & Masonic Trader Joe’s, a father to his daughter, perhaps 7 and 5 years old: “Girls, I’m looking for three bags of organic spinach. Can you work with me on this?”

Vonn Scott Bair


2 responses »

  1. The B&W could work well if you do some adjusting of the contrast / reduce highlights etc. It just looks a bit washed out to me. But I am liking your “shoot from the hip” technique 🙂
    Jude xx

  2. Pingback: Six-Legged Treasures (Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure) | The San Francisco Scene--Seen!

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