Here is an example of the fascinating banners we photographed in San Diego’s Little Italy last week. John Travolta broods on his banner above the downtown neighborhood sidewalk. You can see the image in our ImageKind Gallery, too.
This image would spice up a travel brochure for San Diego, California. It exudes the Italian ethnic feeling of the area.
The experienced photographer knows that the audience or photo buyer determines the style of photograph made. The audience may be the photographer, himself. We completed the subjects required by our photo buyers and were able today to make fine art style pictures rather than the documentary style our photo buyers wanted.
We spent three hours working on the waterfront including Marriott Marina and San Diego Harbor. Next week we’ll post a picture here.
We started our work day up in the San Diego neighborhood known as Little Italy. The area has changed a lot since we photographed it three years ago. Many buildings have been re-painted in bold colors.
There are many more street murals. Almost every blank wall has a mural. They are not graffitti. There are also interesting banners or flags decorating each lamp post with pictures of famous Italians. They are more decorative than the usual “eat, drink, live in Little Italy” banner.
Later today we plan a trip to Ocean Beach, pier, and traditional Wednesday Farmer’s Market. Hopefuly we’ll get a good sunset over the Pacific Ocean, too. We have seen several sunsets, but, no clouds which add a lot of interest to a photo.
Last year my Ocean Beach sunset included a sailboat!
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Today Derk photographed Petco Park, the commuter trains and other points of interest to the Convention Center. I photographed Civic Center Plaza, fountain, and everything of interest to Horton Plaza Mall. I stopped at Macy’s in the mall and was really tempted to do some shopping. Why do clothes always look better in California than at home? But, I stuck to our time schedule and resisted the temptation.
We met at the Marriott Marina and photographed boats moored there. Then we walked and photographed Embarcadero Marina Park with its beautiful bronze statues, Sea Port Village shops and fountains, the waterfront, and various means of transportation. A pedicab brought us back to the hotel. We arranged for the pedicab driver to pick us up tonight for a ride through the Gaslamp Quarter. I photographed it last year in the day time. Now we’ll add night images to our collection.
We finished working yesterday by photographing some of the Trees Project 3 along the Embarcadero and taking a late afternoon cruise in San Diego Harbor.
Although we have worked here on three earlier trips, we were surprised to see the sea lions and birds at the bait traps in the harbor. Reminds us of the sea lions in San Francisco Bay. But here there is no way for tourists to see them unless by boat.
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We had 3 productive hours working at the San Diego Zoo this morning. Weather is cool and perfect light conditions!
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The summer flew by as we were busy scanning film, burning cds and sending them off to individual photo buyers and to the three stock photography agencies that represent our work.
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