July 17, 2008
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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.
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.