February 23, 2011

Embarcadero Center area of San Francisco

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photo by Donald Kinney

This is the amazing fountain on the east side of the Alcoa Building -- oh you know, the tall dark building with criss-crossed "X"'s on it's exterior.

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As their centerpiece, each of the four Embarcadero Center buildings has some sort of massive sculpture sprouting out of a fountain or pool at their base.

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I can never get past this eyeglass store without pausing for a few shots.   Same thing happens when I pass by the Victoria's Secret store, but I'll spare you from the lurid and rather suggestive shots I snapped there.

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I also can't seem to get past a bridal gown shop without shooting through their windows too.   A little secret here -- I love wedding dresses, even though I am 100% "straight" and also kind of a slob when it comes to my own clothes.   But bridal gown or not -- I think I know beauty when I see it.

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Jennifer said...

I think you do too - you captured the movement and shapes in that dress, the life in the fabric. Beautiful!

Tomate Farcie said...

Both the dress shot and the first shot of then fountain are "wow" moments for me.

Tomate Farcie said...

* of that fountain. Trying to type on that iPad is a bit of a challenge, hence the lack of comments on my part. However, the photographs look stunning on e iPad.


Scott Law said...

That is funny. Me too. I enjoyed this post a lot.

Marvin said...

I gotta agree: The fountain and bridal gown are my favorites. When I first glanced at the fountain image while it was still loading (dial up), I thought it was some dandelion-type flora. The play of light and shadows in the bridal gown is awesome, even if I'm not really into gowns per se.

photowannabe said...

Fantastic lighting on the dress. The whole composition is stunning.
Love the other shots too. I just never know what you are going to post. Always fun to visit.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

My wife was just telling me the other day that the thing to do these days, is the bride will buy a second "cheap trash bridal gown" that they can wear for a photo shoot of romping through the surf, slinging mud upon or whatever other crazy idea that comes to mind that will make for a bizzare wedding photo. Sounds like fun.

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