Archive for the ‘Ambient’ Category
These two shots were taken within minutes of each other. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the light transforms?
And here’s how the sky looked just minutes before the two jumps. (Taken with an iPhone)
A couple of weekends ago, I boarded a sailboat headed to Angel Island with five models I’d never met before and a handful of other photographers. Once we docked at the island, the skipper who happens to be a Nikon shooter asked if I’d like to try out his lenses.
“Which one would you like to try?” he asked.
“Um, how about the 300mm,” I said.
“Really?” he asked.
I grinned and nodded.
The Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens is a tank. And also happens to be $5,000. He said okay and helped me put it on my D700. Then he made the mistake of turning around to peer back into his photo case. Before he turned back around to me; I had already scampered off the boat, off the dock, and onto Angel Island with one of the models by my side. I cradled the 8-lb. camera and lens with both arms like a newborn and we giggled like elementary school BFF’s. We made it to the shady side of the island past the picnic tables and went to work.
When we got back to the boat, one of the other photographers on board said that the skipper joked that since I disappeared I must have hopped on the ferry back to San Francisco with his lens. I wouldn’t do that! After returning the tank, he told me he never shoots that lens without a tripod. Too heavy. Heh. I guess all the early morning bootcamp workouts have been paying off because I handheld it for 130 shots.
Model: Ning Ma
MUA: Cindy Crabtree
Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right – right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. —R.E.M.
…to the “Art I.S. getting (t)here” Opening Reception
Saturday, June 18 at 8:00pm – 12:00am
Art I.S. Pop-up Gallery
1288 15th Ave
San Francisco, CA
ANNA MARIE PANLILIO
CRISTINA ISABEL RIVERA
TANYA MARIE VLACH
Featuring live music by David Molina and his band, Earthlike.
Themes of transportation, journey, process, destination, road less traveled; whatever transporting means to you.
Curators Tanya & Faern
Art I.S. getting (t)here will be on display at the Gallery at Everybody Bikes from June 18th to August 13th. On the night of June 18th we will also showcase site specific installations, as well as live musical performances.
This theme has arisen from ART I.S.’s new collaboration with Everybody Bikes (1352 Irving St @ 15th Av) and as a means to point out that there are no galleries in the Inner Sunset and Sunset District as a whole. We want to let folks in the city know we are here!
In collaboration with
It is acceptable to take a seat when the host/hostess is not present so long as you do not touch anything.Friday, June 3rd, 2011
Every December for the past 60 years, 52 homeowners on Thompson Street in Alameda string thousands of lights and display other holiday decorations for Christmas. Every home on Christmas Tree Lane is aglow with lights and even the center median is decorated.
A few of the many things I’m thankful for:
- being healthy
- huge trampoline parks in historic airplane hangars