Tomorrow marks the first day of classes for St. Lawrence’s Fall 2017 semester, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to look back at the strange sights of summer. The cutting-edge stealth trimaran USS Jackson is here juxtaposed with the sign for Portland, Oregon’s Old Town. Hippie holdouts in Portland seem like odd companions to a stoic Navy vessel.
This image resulted from the process of demonstrating color filters to my coworker. Colors, with black and white? Of course! The rich, dark sky and bright foreground in this picture result from (digitally) applying a red filter. My favorite part of that now-visible foreground is the large Chevrolet pickup, shoehorned into a parking space on a narrow San Francisco street.
It always amazes me how dense San Francisco’s Chinatown is. The number of store fronts on this block alone is staggering, and coupled with the number of cars parked along the sides of the street it feels very claustrophobic. At the same time it makes it seem busy, even though there are really only a handful of people in the shot. It just seems like there should be a lot going on here.