May & June 1999

This area is mostly for my friends & family. Photos were taken with a Kodak DC20 or a Kodak DC120 Zoom, scaled & in some cases color corrected.

Off a land bridge over a street in the Embarcadero Center.
Been taking a lot of night and dusk photos lately. One of the nicest things Kodak built into the DC 120 is manual exposure settings. A person can take a photo, check out the result on the LCD screen & adjust the exposure appropriately. Taking such low light photos with my old 35mm body would have been unimaginable.
The only enemy left is shaky hands. Anyways, I figured I should post one of the better night shots.

Somewhere around Union & Fillmore in the Marina.
Not much to say about this one.

I can't really say where this was taken.
One feature of the city I really get into taking photos of is parking garage entrances. It is frankly a wonder there aren't a million photos of them on this site. Something about tunnels and entrances and industrial lighting...

Shot from a moving car on Highway 101.
The Pacific coast is really indescribably beautiful. A person would really have to work to take a whole roll of boring photos driving down 101 on a nice day.

Sansome at California.
Had a vision of what I wanted and shot a ton of photos with nothing but FAILURE except this one, just because of what the sign there says.

A hotel pool. That hotel I can never remember the name of in the Tenderloin. Has a bar in it called Backflip? Hot & trendy.
At the SF International Film Festival volunteer party. Wanted a nice "no content" composition. Spent awhile planning it out, drinking a beer, eating free truffles, and watching the ambient light change. Wanted a nice flat composition.
As usual feeling awkward because a million people were there watching me take an arty photo of nothing in particular. Flipped out my friend too when I reached into my coat and pulled out a camera all of a sudden.
It ended up being worth it.

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All photos copyright, 1998 Dave Benz

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