July 25, 2013

San Francisco -- the grand views


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photo by Donald Kinney

First off, I should reassure you that those birds WERE in the photo, just not originally that low in the sky. I used Photoshop's cool new Content-Aware Scaling tool, which allows for the compression of superfluous blank space whenever an image needs a bit of squeezing to make it less tall. The image has also been Posterized into a limited number of colors, and some other techniques were used--so to answer that often asked question; yes, there is a whole lot of Photoshopping going on in this image.



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Bagdad-by-the-Bay, some call it. It has even been called "The City That Knows How". But oh, how many hearts have been left in San Francisco? So sad... Only San Francisco knows...



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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh, did I mention the fog? Our cool natural air-conditioning. Free (if you don't factor in the high cost of living here), and refreshing. Quite abundant.


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