Lombard Street

Lombard Street

Lombard Street
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Behind The Lens

This picture was taken at the corner of Lombard Street. Not the famous tourist bit, but several blocks away.
It was sometime around the middle of the day.
Quite poor lighting as it was clouding over and starting to rain.
Just a Nikon D800 with 24-70mm, handheld.
It was serendipity. I was on holiday with my partner, doing the hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travelling back from the Golden Gate Bridge, we managed to get off at the wrong stop and didn't realise until the bus had gone. I was getting bored wagon for the next bus, so started walking about looking for subject matter. I looked up and saw the unusual chaos of metal and wires (at least to my UK eyes). Of course, although it wasn't the right part of Lombard Street, it'd be one for the record too!
The usual trick with an overcast day, convert to black and white. I pushed the contrast and sharpening to bring out the detail in the metalwork and the clouds. I think the conversion made the image.
In my camera bag
I really change what I carry depending on circumstances. For holidays, I like to travel light. These days, with the coming of compact mirrorless, even lighter. When out for just photography, normally way to much kit, including the kitchen sink if I can!
Always keep your eyes open. Sometimes you make your own luck.

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