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Need Weed…And A Little Something For You!

I think the image speaks for itself.  Taken in San Francisco at Pier 39.

San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, street photography, homeless, weed, sign, black & white, #whylieguy

And now for a little something for you guys and quite appropriate for this post. I found out today that PhotoWhoa is offering a free ebook on Street Photography. The Street Collective  is the result of many hours interviewing top photographers such as Bryan Formhals (of LPV Magazine) and World Press Award winner Laura Pannack about their process and how they achieve
their unique looks. I’ve just downloaded it myself and it looks quite good. You can download it here. When you get to the PhotoWhoa click on Freebies in the navigation bar and scroll to the bottom. Enjoy!

Pier 39 Amusement

Pier 39 is a waterfront complex on the wharf right on San Francisco Bay with outstanding view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. One of the attractions on the pier is the San Francisco Carousel. The carousel was handcrafted in Italy and has hand paintings of famous San Francisco landmarks such as Lombard Street, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Because I was away last week I didn’t have time to prepare a proper review for Topaz Lens Effects but I wanted to let you know of a promotion that Topaz Labs is running right now. Until July 31st you can get 50% off Lens Effects ($79.99 to $39.99). Use PROMO CODE julylens. If you want to get an idea of what this wonderful plug-in does check out one of Topaz Labs upcoming webinars dedicated to Lens Effects. You can check a couple of my previous posts where I’ve processed images using Lens Effect here and here.

Lens Effects highlights include:

  • Bokeh (blur) to minimize undesired backgrounds and foregrounds
  • Filter characteristics like Neutral Density
  • Creative focus effects like motion, miniatures and dual focus
  • Depth-of-field adjustments
  • Separate controls for adjusting background and foreground details

 Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print.

San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Merry-Go-Round, Amusement park, carousel, travel photography