Late last year I got a new camera for my birthday (Lumix LX5). The adventures of a new camera have certainly begun, and I'm having tremendous fun. I'm patiently waiting for the point where it takes me a quick click+turn to get it to the right setting, 'til then, the learning process is curving. Luckily I am very patient.
I hadn't even bothered to look down at the camera to see the outcome because I was caught enjoying the moment.
And seeing this moment made me smile and feel very happy inside. I saw what I assumed was a young couple and more than likely the parents, biking with their son (in a kid-seat behind the dad) out on a fantastic 63°F January weather. Seconds after I had attempted to capture the photo, I saw the mom +dad high-fived each other.
It was a such a sweet sighting.
The future is looking good.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Friday, October 1, 2010
park(ing) day was a few weeks ago and was well documented by local SF blogs. what was missing, however, was neighborhood diversity in those blogs. what i mean by that is i saw a plethora of photos from the park(ing) spots in the mission, but not very much from other places. i'm not saying they aren't on the interwebs somewhere, but my initial scan the day or so after didn't catch them.
i say this because one of the more interesting park(ing) spots i've ever seen was downtown in SOMA, a few mere blocks from the financial district. the sponsor/creator was STUDIOS architecture.
the information accompanying the piece was entitled "Temporary Urban Buildable Environments" by "creating a temporary and reconfigurable space with zero waste." the circular objects are pieces of large format printer paper rolls put together with binder clips. the paper was on its way to the trash, and now, instead, will be recycled. to perhaps find a new home in an office somewhere. again.
it was hard to photograph with my camera phone, which made me respect the mobility and inherently transformative nature of this piece even more.
enjoy and happy friday.