Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Observations — Three By Night, Moon Over North Beach

If I hadn’t become a writer, I might have become a photographer. I love looking at photographs and miss the wonderful galleries that used to exist in the city. Fortunately, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has chosen the art form as a specialty.

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I spend a good deal of time wandering around San Francisco. I take a camera with me most of the time. These photographs were taken on the same evening in North Beach. I can’t claim that as I caused the shutter to open and shut I knew exactly what I was going to get. But a few turned out to have captured what I feel about this legendary part of the city — particularly Washington Park and St. Peter and Paul Church. Incidentally, Severn House used the photograph of the smaller, church, Saint Francis of Assisi for the cover when they published my mystery, Death in North Beach. Samples of my other San Francisco neighborhood photographs are available here.

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