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If you’ve been following along, you know I dive because I like the critters. The odder looking, the better. And then there’s this. No strobe. No color. No critter. So, this is a bit of a departure. It’s a detail from the Kittiwake, a former US Navy submarine rescue vessel. Sunk in Grand Cayman as an artificial reef. And there are some fish. Maybe we’ll see a shot or 2 of them later. But not that much growth on the ship yet.

So, why am I here? Well, it was a workshop and shooting with available light and filters was one of our assignments. And stretching boundaries is usually a good idea. So there you go. Will I be shooting a lot more wrecks? Probably not. But I did have some fun.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

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At the Carnaval Parade.

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In two senses.  So, on this Memorial Day weekend, he’s a veteran in the sense you’d guess.  But with a very old school film camera and a long, long lens, he’s a photo veteran too.

We (I and three of my San Francisco Street Photography workshop colleagues) met him as we all waited to shoot the San Francisco Carnaval Parade.

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Skateboarder on the Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Plaza.

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Out for a stroll.

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From Union Square.

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And yes, you can click the link to see the Exif. But let me save you one click.  This is with the Olympus 75mm f/1.8.  Shot wide open.  I love that lens.

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I know, I know. I promised more Yosemite. And then what?

Ok, turns out over the Memorial Day weekend, I attended Derrick Story’s San Francisco Street Photography workshop. Street photography is hard. Finding subject matter is challenging and there’s definitely an element of luck. And not getting waved away (like by the couple eating the bananas in perfect unison). Anyway, I liked the workshop a lot. Great people attending. And Derrick is a tremendous workshop leader. A good time.

And the special bonus is I got some shots I really liked.

This one is from Union Square.  I love the expressions. And it feels to me like a scene from an Italian square.

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