San Francisco with the Panasonic DMC-ZS40

I went a little crazy today with the camera in San Francisco. We needed to go up there to get visas to visit Russia. I was happy it was a foggy day because I’ve needed some photos in these conditions for a project.

What follows is a chaotic sampling of San Francisco taken hanging out car windows, shooting through the windshield, or getting the hubs to stop for a moment while I clicked. I think they will give you a bit of a flavor of the city on this quintessential San Francisco day.

Before I get into it though, I have to show this action sequence. After I discovered what the creative dial on the camera can do, I said, “Wow, now I can take each picture on our trip a dozen different ways!” This was my husband’s reaction.


Oh, the travails of being married to a shutterbug. Okay, here are some photos. I deliberately went back to the spot I went last month with the Sony DSLR A300 just so I could try the same shots with the new camera. Here is a shot in Pacific Heights. It’s nothing extraordinary, but I like looking out over the city.


Here is that apartment building I turned into a pen and ink plus painting.SONY DSC

We had lunch on Union Street near the Marina District at Betelnut. I had Chilean sea bass on noodles.



I took this out the car window.Golden-gate-bridge-fog

Some shots out the window as we made our way down 19th Avenue out of the city.


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