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N 8 B 491 C 2 E Jul 12, 2013 F Jul 3, 2015
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Flowers, Light, Shadow. Heidelberg, Germany. July 12, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

An urban garden scene in a friend’s yard

I have had this little photograph open in my image editing program for some time now, waiting to post it online. It is a simple photograph, but I connect it to several things that have some meaning to me. The scene is in the tiny yard at the home of relatives in Heidelberg, Germany, whose hospitality we enjoyed over a two-week period a couple of summers ago. On this evening we had gone outside, if I recall correctly, to eat and have some wine when I noticed this diagonal beam of light passing over the surface of the white wall and forming a shadow. As someone once wrote, "There is always something to see," and photographs are potentially anywhere.


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N 14 B 571 C 1 E Jul 15, 2013 F Jun 24, 2015
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Bicycles, Old Wall. Salzburg, Austria. July 15, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

Bicycles lean against an old stone wall in Salzburg, Austria

This is another photograph from our visit to England, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria a few summers ago. (We need to go back! Not this summer, though.) From our "home base" in Heidelberg, Germany we travelled south by train to Salzburg on our way to Bavaria, where a big group of us stayed in a farm-house near Berchtesgaden and the Königsee for a week.

Since that area is so close to Salzburg and since we arrive and departed via that city, we ended up visiting Salzburg several times, often walking around the city with cameras at the ready. Cars really can't get into the central old town area, so almost everyone walks, with bicycles serving as a faster mode of transportation for some. And there are bicycles everywhere, including these two parked against a very old stone wall.


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N 7 B 586 C 1 E Jul 8, 2013 F Jun 17, 2015
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Red Bus, People on Bench. London, England. July 8, 2013. © Copyright 2013 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

A group of people sit on a concrete bench as a red bus stops behind them.

I think there might be a bit more to this photograph than meets they eye — at least I like to think so. The scene is a concrete bench along the edge of Trafalgar Square late in the day, as the low angle sun hits the bench and its occupants straight on. I'll leave it at that...


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Tags:   red bus double decker transit london england trafalgar square concrete cement wall bench people street urban stock license print double deck

N 10 B 574 C 0 E May 29, 2015 F Jun 13, 2015
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Lamp and Wire. San Francisco, California. May 29, 2015. © Copyright 2015 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

An electric wire and a rusty lamp attached to a weathered wall

Here is another "poking around in alleys" photograph from San Francisco. I have been walking along this section of the Embarcadero with a camera for a number of years now. The San Francisco waterfront has always been a place of change, but these days things seem to be accelerating. Real estate in The City is becoming increasingly precious and increasingly costly, and there is a continuous transition from inexpensive work, living, and warehouse space to much more expensive and trendy uses, especially in waterfront and other special locations. The changes are closing in on the Embarcadero from both ends and even the middle — from the tourist areas of Pier 39 through the Ferry Building to the bustling area around AT&T Park and on into China Basin.

More and more of the oddball little forgotten places are discovered and eventually transformed. This little alley leads to a set of abandoned railroad tracks leading out onto one of the old piers. Some kind of business seems to have moved in, but the rough walls, worn paint, and functional construction remain. This bit of wood siding, with a rusty lamp and a funky bit of exterior wiring is subtly colored with fading paint, rust and wear from the foggy environment, and bit of blue coloration from being in shade.


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Tags:   san francisco california electric wire siding building weathered wall light lamp rust urban USA

N 4 B 593 C 1 E May 29, 2015 F Jun 12, 2015
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Alleyway Ladder. San Francisco, California. May 29, 2015. © Copyright 2015 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.

A wooden later climbs a concrete wall in a San Francisco alley

This is a photograph from one of my early morning forays into downtown San Francisco, trips that tend to become a bit more common this time of year. The first of "the season" was near the end of May. I started at the Caltrain Station, worked my way mostly along the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building area, and then took a winding route off into the City.

I tend to walk slowly while working on these projects — stopping to look, to wait, and to poke my camera into odd little corners. Here I found the gate to a small alley open, and after watching a couple of people walk through on their way to a business in the back I followed. Just inside the gate was an old textured concrete wall with this wooden ladder leading up along its face, and the combination of the textured concrete, the form of the ladder, and the perspective convergence created an interesting abstraction.


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Tags:   san francisco california alley wall ladder concrete wooden alleyway street urban city USA


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