October 15, 2010

spooking around the old S.F. shoreline

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photo by Donald Kinney

It really surprised me that so many clicked "wow" yesterday for this photo, so I thank you for helping me get it sorted out.

I didn't think it was anything special -- and if I had been "worth my salt" I would have been shooting using a tripod so I could use a low ISO, hence less noise.   I tried as best I could to brace the camera on something.

But this is Hotaling Street, and this would have been right down there at the old San Francsisco shoreline.   The Transamerica Pyramid is built on top of an old dock area -- some wooden ships are buried amidst it's foundations.

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This warm scene is through the window of Arader Galleries on Jackson Street.   Looks like they have some very nice prints and maps.

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Looking through the back window, this is the famous Peter Pap's Oriental Rugs -- you may have seen him on Antiques Road Show.

One has to wonder, in all political correctness, if we should be calling Oriental rugs "Asian" rugs.   I just don't know.   But what I want to know about is who, in an economy like this, has money to spend on Oriental rugs.

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If this was a "real" jungle one might expect to see Tarzan swinging by on vines.   The Chimpanzee would probably be me, Cheeta, down on the ground shooting pictures.

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Müge said...

The orange color in the first photo looks very appealing and makes the composition an interesting and beautiful photo.

As to the Oriental rugs; the most famous ones are Persian (Iranian) and Turkish handmade rugs. They are made by young girls in small villages of Anatolia (Turkey) and Persia (Iran). However, in the industrialized and globalized world of today, most of the Oriental rugs with Iranian and Turkish designs are produced in China! :-)

Anonymous said...

It was a "wow" moment.

I can't comment most of the time, because the "captcha" won't work on my iPad, these days, or my tiny little phone screen, but I still enjoy very much looking at your photos when I can.

Love the pile of rugs. ;)

Would love to make it to your photo-bloggers walks through the City in the near future, if you're still doing it.

Tomate Farcie on a public computer.

photowannabe said...

Love the lines of the "jungle" Don and the rugs really make an interesting shot. You always have a great assortment to look at.

Jennifer said...

LOVE those warm tones carrying through in these. Great shots Don.

AphotoAday said...

THANKS MUGE for the interesting information on the rugs.
And thanks to EVERYBODY ELSE -- TF, PH.SUE, and JENNIFER -- appreciate you checking in...

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