Pandemic Shadows: St Francis Wood

Laurie says:

I decided that I wanted to walk through a very different setting for my next Pandemic Shadow photos.

So, I went to St Francis Wood. It’s a turn of the century neighborhood in San Francisco. It was built as a wealthy, exclusive and restricted neighborhood and wasn’t integrated at all until the 60’s. But the large houses on big lots (for San Francisco) would give me a very different setting for the shadows.

Interestingly, that vibe is still very much there. While I got to do some work I’m really happy about, I was uncomfortable the whole time.

These are the first photos I’ve taken with my new iPhone 12 mini.

The shadows were amazing. The open space that the wealthy homes have, was artistically very useful. Shot some very different pandemic shadow photos. Just what I hoped for. One of the images is very much about the big lots, but the other two turned out to be about my current obsession with textures.
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This real but surreal vivid lawn with dark shadows couldn’t have been shot in many neighborhoods in San Francisco. The mix of deep shadows and very vivid green felt like an unreal reality.

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This is, for now, the last of my walking through St Francis Wood photos. The way the shadows almost literally weave through the side walk and the red tiles was both delicate and exquisite.
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I’m fascinated by the surprising directions the Pandemic Shadows take. They have really changed the way I see the world.

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