Sunday Traveler: San Francisco’s Chinatown


Here we go again; this time I’ll be taking you along on a quick trip I took into San Francisco last week, and a little time I spent, mostly hanging out leaning against a parking meter at one corner taking photos of the happenings going by, and the scenery within that one block. I decided to try this strategy out, as suggested by that Nat Geo photographer whose seminar I Β attended several weeks ago; rather than moving about, staying in one place for awhile and seeing what you catch with your camera. I only had about an hour to spend taking photos that day, so thought this might just be the time to check it out. I had one curious tourist, who must have been watching me, come up and ask “what’s that you’re shooting?”, he had shaken me awake from the zen state I had drifted into, just watching and taking photos of things across the street; I was in some kind of trance I think. My reply: “what’s what?”, and then I woke up and said “everything”. The tourist kind of smiled at me and walked off (probably thought I was one of those street crazies). Oh, well. Β Hope to see you back here next week.



About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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28 Responses to Sunday Traveler: San Francisco’s Chinatown

  1. Love this photo – so colorful! Celeste πŸ™‚


  2. ShimonZ says:

    How wonderful, that for a short time, you could be one of those street crazies. Sounds like a great way of finding worthwhile pictures though.


  3. I get like that sometimes when photographing. I call it being in the zone. Of course, my focus skills are so intense that I can blank out a crowd of people. XD


  4. Interesting concept – kind of like airport watching. Sometimes art travels with people just traveling by… Great photo – amazing color capture πŸ™‚


  5. suej says:

    This did make me smile, Angeline! On Saturday I was taking photos of London’s East End, and for the first time, set the tripod up. Along strolls a chap who introduced himself as being very interested in street art, has been taking images for Art under the Hood for about 5 years. We got chatting, and he asked me what I was photographing…I told him I was trying to get an impression of the movement, the vibrancy of the place (which only partly succeeded). But we had a great chat, and I got a couple of hugs as well! Fun day πŸ™‚


  6. ChgoJohn says:

    If this shot is indicative of what’s to come, Angeline, we are in for a real treat!


  7. Patti Kuche says:

    Certainly a colourful part of town Angeline, have fun out there!


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Patti. It is a colorful part of the City. I only live about an hour from San Francisco, and now that the weather is pretty consistently good, I will be going in frequently. I love it there.


  8. Jo Bryant says:

    I love this…the colour, the drama…wow


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Jo. I had turned the corner looking at something across the street, and when I turned around and saw this behind me, I laughed that I hadn’t seen it right away!


  9. Amy says:

    This photo does say about Chinatown. The Chinese lions, characters, and the colors are all in one photo, that is cool! I wish I could calm down and look around, when I’m shooting… πŸ™‚


  10. cindy knoke says:

    Fab fotos of one of my favorite places!


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