Water Fountain

I went to a critique last night to show the start of my new street photography book and one comment that has stayed with me was that my prints were too perfect. I’m thinking what the person was eluding too was that because the prints were digital, they lacked a human touch. Maybe printing them with an alternate printing process will be just the thing to give my prints a human touch. Something to look into.

This was taken just a couple minutes before the critique. Because I was going to be in the city by myself, I took the opportunity to do a two hour photo walk and ventured into some areas of the city I haven’t walked before. This was near the Civic Center train station in San Francisco, CA which can be a sketchy area as it’s part of The Tenderloin. I saw the waterfall being back lit from Market Street and made my way closer and after some discovery shots, I framed this one.

SONY, ILCE-7, Canon FD 85mm f1.8
1/1250, ISO 320


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Terry Schmidbauer: