In this newsletter, I offer something completely different - a photo exploration of the city of San Francisco during rainy days of the winter season. From Market Street, through Chinatown to North Beach and along the edge of the bay, this newsletter points out new ways of seeing and photographing the city. Bring your raincoat and wrap your camera in a plastic bag. Walk the streets of San Francisco in the rain to search for interesting visual effects and create some unusual photographs.
Across the street from the Ferry Building, Market Street and California Street meet – next to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Near the hotel’s front door is the end of the California Street Cable Car line. Use a telephoto lens at the bottom of California Street to frame cable cars sitting on the rails at the end of the street. You can make a good photograph here anytime. Rain adds to the mood. A long telephoto flattens the perspective and creates an impression of a near vertical climb up to Nob Hill.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.