Digitally painted photograph of a flock of birds on a rooftop. The birds are a silhouette against a red, yellow and green background

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

This is my first photo challenge so be gentle.

This comes from Miriam Hurdle of The Shower of Blessings blog.

I don’t take many family photos; I tend to think of San Francisco as
my family.

I love the people, their kindness; that I can laugh with a stranger
on the bus.

Some of these photos were not taken this year but I don’t consider
a photo complete until I process it.

So these are a my favorites from the photos I processed in 2017.

I may already have posted a couple of these.

This is a shot of kids walking through Clarion Alley in San Francisco’s Mission
District.  It’s one of my favorite shots and I finished it this year, I think.

Kids take a short cut through Clarion Alleybetween Mission Street in Valencia in San Francisco
Kids taking on Clarion Alley

I love this mural. The artist seems to capture the essence of curiosity.

Detail from a Mural in San Francisco's Mission District. It depicts the face of a boy looking with curiosity at something in his hand

My favorite Hitchcock movie is The Birds.  It’s OTT but scary. This photo
is my tribute to The Birds. The title is a piece of dialogue spoken by a
drunk in a bar.

Digitally painted photograph of a flock of birds on a rooftop. The birds are a silhouette against a red, yellow and green background
It’s the End of the World

I found this in my 2011 archives a couple of weeks ago and realized I was
looking at a collaboration between strangers. By taking a photo I
joined the collaboration. It’s absolutely a favorite of 2017 and something
I’m still working on.

Photograph of a sticker of a pen drawing of a woman's face which someone splashed with red pain. Someone else added a left eye in glasses to her forehead.
Her Third Eye

I took this photo through the window of a United flight between Virginia and
San Francisco. There’s something poetic about it.  I recently posted a different edit as an illustration for a poem.

Digital painting of a purple, yellow and blue sunset as seen from a plane

Thanks for the visit!

All images (c) Rob Goldstein All Rights Reserved

26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

  1. I enjoyed them all, especially the tribute to The Birds – there’s a sense of menace in it. I liked the first one, too, of the family. I keep going back to it to wonder who they are, where they’re going…

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    1. Isn’t that family interesting? My guess is Clarion Alley is their shortcut between Mission and Valencia streets, which run parallel to each other. There’s also an interesting moment of eye contact between the two boys on the left? (I get left and right screwed up) I have shots of birds in flight and landing as well. I’m going to make a series of Birds tribute images. Thanks for the comment, Mary. Merry Christmas.


  2. I love the photos of your post. I, too, love to take photos through the windows on our flights. The header of my blog was the shot of sunset on the way to Key West. San Francisco, not too far from where I am, Orange County. So we’re neighbors!

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      1. Yes, when we were on 405 going toward West Los Angeles, I saw a huge billboard. I was curious about that ad. But soon saw the small print, saying, “This is taken with iPhone 6” – before iPhone 7 came out. Wow! But Apple is getting a class action lawsuit because they intentionally slow down the older phones.

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