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San Francisco 2007 Nihonmachi Festival

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August 11, 2007

Keep On
Saturday. A milestone. After walking down to breakfast and back (no nap after breakfast this morning) I Googled the web to see how one might get to the Nihonmachi Festival over in Japantown in San Francisco from here. A bus downtown, BART to San Francisco, the 38 Geary from Market and Montgomery to Fillmore and Geary and I'd be there. My, my. I haven't had the gumption to take so many BARTs and busses for a long time, but I did, my friends, I did.

I didn't get many photographs, but this is not unusual as street festivals are often hard to photograph unless it's an of the wall street festival encouraging creative behavior, but I did get one or two before returning to the apartment late in the afternoon feeling just fine (thank you). So how about that? Yeah, my thought as well.

Still, only one or two pictures. The festival runs through tomorrow, but I'm not sure it will produce any better luck should I repeat my journey. San Francisco itself was crowded, Market street a sea of people. Maybe I could mine something there, but people in crowds are even worse than street festivals. At least at street festivals people are not as uncomfortable with photographers about. There were three of them wearing “staff” t-shirts with cameras, clearly there to document the event. Maybe if I got a t-shirt of my own that said “staff”. I won't, but I'm entertained by the idea.

So we are upbeat this weekend following an interesting week of opening tunnel vision. Keep on.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco 2007 Nihonmachi Festival with a Nikon D2Xs mounted with a 18-200mm f 3.5 - 5.5 Nikkor VR lens at 1/500th second, f 5.6, ISO 100.