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burlesque

One of the many, many things I love about San Francisco is how it's proud of its more .. colorful .. elements. Most other cities prefer to hide their strip clubs and adult stores and the like, relegating them to dark, sketchy, seedy neighborhoods. But not San Francisco. You can find strip clubs and adult bookstores within meters of respectable establishments. The shops in this picture, for example, are right on the corner of Broadway and Columbus -- one of the most popular weekend destinations. Read more [...]
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a walk

The Acoustic Duo of Destruction (www.herbandhanson.com), walking off into the woods as we were out camping in Yosemite. I took this one with my old Canon Powershot. It didn’t need much retouching, but I dropped the saturation a few ticks anyway. I like the “old-timey dustbowl tone” it gives it. It’s very much in theme with Herb and Hanson’s brand of old-timey, folksy music. If you live out in the DC/VA/WV area, you should definitely look them up and give them a listen.

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the rock

God knows there are probably a million and one shots of Alcatraz just like this one, but I couldn’t help myself. As imposing and intimidating as the prison looks from the inside, it’s pretty tiny when you look at it from a mile away, especially in contrast to the big blue sky. I suppose it’s all just a matter of perspective.

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cherub

This one was also taken outside of the de Young Museum. There’s no real story here. I just found it peculiar that someone would circle a large pot with sculptures of what appeared to be cherubs making out with scarabs.

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aslan

This was taken outside of the de Young Museum, here in San Francisco. At first I hadn’t bothered with the statue as there were other, more interesting, sculptures in the area. But as I was passing it, I heard a little boy say to his father “Look dad! It’s Aslan!” The movie hadn’t come out yet, so the kid could only have known Aslan from the books.

This made me smile.