Leica DL4
Where Chinatown & North Beach meet. There is life behind those windows.
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Old Things Are Vintage
Northern California Style


san francisco, california, old building, chinatown, north beach, apartment life, windows, fire escapes, urban, composition, available light, natural light, scott johnson, leica dl 4

Photographically I thrive on composition & available light. I don’t hesitate to use my digital software to create what I like to see.
I very much agree with the concept : Like a good joke, if a photo or painting needs to be explained … it is probably not really so good.
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  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

    Great light and shadows on this shot!!! Fantastic capture of this old building, too!!!

  • I appreciate your encouraging observations. Thank you Deborah !

    – Scott Johnson

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroalmost 4 years ago

    AMAZING shot!
    Delightful comp!
    So much detail!
    Love that the fire escape is set off to the side!
    Love these old fire escapes & this is just great…it’s “decorated” as well!

  • Love your enthusiasm Lacey. Thank you!

    – Scott Johnson

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroalmost 4 years ago

    C-grats, Lacey!

  • Thanks Lacey; it is really good to have these photos (& paintings) acknowledged !

    – Scott Johnson

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...almost 4 years ago

    Please don’t forget to add this Featured Image to our Monthly $20 Featured Artworks Challenge November
    November 2010

  • Thanks for featuring my photo Pamela; I feel honored!

    – Scott Johnson

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    Great capture and texture & the art on the walls.

  • So glad you like this photo Baby!

    – Scott Johnson

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 3 years ago

    fantastic shot! please consider entering it in our Wash Day group – we’d love to have it!

  • Thank you Nadine!

    – Scott Johnson

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Rene, much appreciated.

    – Scott Johnson

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 3 years ago

    Love this peice of work!

  • Thanks D.M.; pleased you like this photo!

    – Scott Johnson

  • amagala
    amagalaover 3 years ago

    So much information and such a perfect sense =)
    Wondeful composition and a vote =)

  • Much appreciated Ana; Thank you.

    – Scott Johnson

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...about 1 year ago


  • Thanks, Ainsley & happy it’s a favorite too !

    – Scott Johnson

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