In the spirit of October, I bring you…
A fun shot of a strangely sad scene… the dying field of sunflowers was so solemn, so strange to view, that I had to stop and take some photos of it. Usually they are the happiest of flowers, you know?
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Calm water, fog… ahhh. I had dreamed, planned to go to the Ferry Building in San Francisco months before I arrived. For sunrise. I wasn’t sure how in the hell I was going to wake up that early on a vacation, with no car, and get down there (taxi worked well, btw), but I was going to do it. And I actually followed through. I think that I am more apt to do hard work for art that I love, than for myself. Just an observation- maybe my own moment of zen.
Often my photos end up on my website- http://www.kelleybard.com. I also have flickr, facebook and google+ accts where I post photos. Flickr and Facebook are under “Kelley Bard Photography”, google+ is under Kelley Bard. Look me up in those places if you wish, oftentimes there is overlap, but sometimes I post a photo just to one area, or observations/thoughts/fun stuff.
Sometimes you just see beauty and want to capture it, so that you can remember it later. That was the deep down feeling I had when I saw this rainbow. This was actually part of a double rainbow near where I live, but I focused tight on the brightest one. And boy, did it just keep going brighter and brighter… for almost an hour. Very impressive.
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SF Trolley Car
Unknown Couple in Union Square
The first photo has gotten many early positive reviews from others, and I’m glad- it was a bit of post-production work and I’m always happy when that goes off well. The second… well, it’s todays photo so I’ll report back if I get lots of responses. Or if YOU respond, which I always love! Also, with these moments into people’s lives photos… if you know who this is, I would love to be able to contact them. I was glad to get to photograph this moment for them and for others.
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Being able to go on a photowalk with photographers that I admire like Thomas Hawk and Lotus Carroll was a dream come true! I just happened to be in the Bay Area the day that this afternoon photowalk took place, and I loved the chance to explore around my old school with a different, photographic eye. We were in transit from one interesting area to another when I saw these students out enjoying the sunset light and playing on one of the many grassy fields on campus. They looked so full of joy, I had to photograph them. As always, I’m happy to tag individuals if anyone comes up with names to match the photos, too, btw. Enjoy the photo today! It certainly makes me long for simpler times…
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Just a favorite little spot, and a beautiful flower from there.
Filbert St. Steps in San Francisco. Ever heard of it? It’s the best secret spot there. Guaranteed to be tourist free most of the time, mainly because it is STEEP. But it’s once in a lifetime. A tropical secret path on the backside of the Coit Tower hill, kept up beautifully by the people who live off the pathway. Quiet, green, beautiful views… it’s got it all. I love it. Also absurdly romantic… But the best part is something I haven’t even seen, which is the flock of wild parrots (pet escapees for 40+ years) which lives on this hillside as well. So you have views of the Bay Bridge, the wharf area, Coit Tower, and beautiful, unimaginably tropical foliage and animals. All on a deserted San Francisco street. What’s not to love?
I’ll post a pic of the pathway soon… I was just so in love with this flower against the palms that I had to show it off.
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This shot is an HDR taken looking up one of the main towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. The HDR caught some of the grungy metal texture and amplified it, and the color, etc was finished in Photoshop. I also used Topaz Adjust in this one, which I don’t use much anymore. But it gave some startling detail to the image.
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Enjoy… and if this makes you think of a certain two towers in New York City… well, I can’t say that they weren’t in the back of my mind when I finished this photo.