July 17, 2008

Held Over

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photo by Donald Kinney

I shot this same sign about a year and half ago with my old camera, but thought I would do a re-shoot with my new "baby", the Canon5D wth 70-200 I.S. f-4 "L" zoom.   I needed to do quite a bit of scaling and skewing in Photoshop to get the image straight and to fill out the entire frame.   I boosted the color saturation quite a bit also.

I like this photo because of the security bars -- yes, that sign is definitely not going to escape.

Of course the sign begs the question -- what is this all about?   Well, it's the sign for a trendy botique in the 1500 block of Haight Street -- and it looks like it caters mainly to the throngs of tourists who flock to San Francisco's famous corner of Haight and Ashbury.   If you need clothing or accessories to make you look really "hip" or "in", Held Over would be the place to shop.   Not exactly my type of "look", but if you would like to read a plethora of customer reviews on Held Over -- some of them hillarious -- you can find them here.


Special Announcement:

By the way folks, I've just finished putting two new sets of photos up on what I call my "big" site.
You've seen some of my Chihuly glass photos recently here on AphotoAday, but more are here.
And of course, if you've stopped by my "DailyDuo" site in the past few days you've seen some other photos from Haight Street, but you can groove to more of them over here.

CLICK to visit my Daily-Duo
CLICK to visit KittyBLOG -- the daily doings of my cat.

announcing my newly re-designed collection:  
CLICK for what I call my BIG site

Your comments are invited and welcome.


Marvin said...

Nice shot, Don. The bars do make one wonder if the shop is being held over voluntarily or under duress.

photowannabe said...

Great shot Don. I really liked it as your tease yesterday.
Went to your Chihuly series. Absolutely gorgeous. His colors and style just make me drool.
On your comment about color or the lack there of...You are so right and I would never disagree. Hubby and I did a photoshoot just for black. It was fun and I got quite a few shots. You never know when some of them will show up in blogdom.

Tomate Farcie said...

Great job with the Chihuly series. Your photographs have made me curious enough to go see it in person.

As to the Haight stuff, I had a good laugh at the sidewalk art "if you are wearing 5" ..." great find!!

Anonymous said...

I have visited the Big Site and Daily Duo dear Donald ... and I’m fascinated by the beauty of your photos! They are so PERFECT!

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