February 10, 2010

Don strikes out in the Haight

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh gosh, I'm sorry, this scene is one I probably should have passed by.   I thought the design was kind of interesting, but the more I look at it the less it "speaks to me".   It's just that I was having such a hard time shooting on Haight Street -- I just wasn't in my groove...   I settled for something that I thought would qualify as "artistic".   With a bit more searching I think I could have found a subject with a bit more "feeling".

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And I'm not exactly sure how much "feeling" this photo has, but yes, chekered legs and iridescent olive-green fingernails really "send me"...

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Those (((god-damned))) taggers had really made a mess of this Zion Train mural -- this is the replacement version.
CLICK for the original version, before the (((god-damned))) taggers did their nasties.

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photo by Donald Kinney

The many fabulous Victorian homes in the Haight were built by the hard-working Italians who for a century called the Haight their home, and today many of these fine old structures have been turned into amazingly detailed "painted ladies".
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Rachelle said...

these are absolutely beautiful. i have never seen pictures like these

AphotoAday said...

WELL THANK YOU RACHELLE, Come back frequently and I'll have more to show... My pleasure, Don.

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous "painted ladies" Don. I love the vivid color and the whole composition.
The first shot is rather Mondrian. I kind of like all the squares.
Thanks for the comment on my latest post. Its kind of fun to make a mistake sometimes...

Louise said...

I like the checkered legs. Didn't notice the olive nails until you mentioned it. The wispy, flowering branches in front of the Painted Ladies is fantastic.

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