Saturday Afternoon on 13th Street; Or, The Photographer As Crocodile (Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette)

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Good Evening:

So there’s this street in San Francisco.

At the intersection with Mission Street, we call it Duboce (“Doo-BOHSS”). At the intersection with South Van Ness, only one block away, we call it 13th Street. Same street, different name. So while I took pictures of skateboarders on Duboce, only a few minutes later and only a few blocks away, “the photographer as crocodile” lay in wait at a new spot on a different street which happened to be the same street, awaiting silhouettes like a Darwin Saltie. Not that I actually intended to eat anyone, of course.

First I found a simple yet dramatic background.

Red, White & Black, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

Red, White & Black, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

And then, patience. Finally:

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I wandered a little bit and found two more interesting scenes.

Two Photographers & One Model, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

Two Photographers & One Model, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

Homeless Encampment, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

Homeless Encampment, 13th Street, San Francisco, 16 August 2014

Interesting Challenge for this week; forced to think a bit and use my imagination.

Vonn Scott Bair

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