Most of you know, by reading many of my former posts, that our oldest son lives and works in San Francisco. You probably also remember how much I love to visit his beloved city. I thought I would post a few pictures that I took on one of our walks down California Street from Pacific Heights to the Embarcadero. My son takes this walk every day as he goes to and from work. What a lucky fella!
I have a dear friend who lives in New York City who told me during my visit to his city to always LOOK UP when walking our finest cities. He was right! I do this in every city I visit now. I am astonished at the beauty that can be found high above eye level. All three of the pictures I've posted here were taken of buildings along California Street as I walked around... looking up. ~ I must insert a safety warning at this point.....urging everyone to please have someone with you guiding you as you attempt to take pictures in a crowded city as you walk....looking up. It can be dangerous! ~
I've always been fascinated with architecture and architectural elements. I love altering the photos with photo editing programs and software. Since I'm a true Google Nut, I love Picasa 3. It's a free downloadable photo editing program produced by Google. You must try it! I edited the photos here with Picasa 3, and then uploaded them to yet another program, PicMonkey, to add the borders.
So, there you have it:) My photo editing secret....Picasa 3! With a little help from PicMonkey. I just love sharing tricks of the trade for others to use. I still love Adobe Photoshop ~ I just wish it wasn't so expensive.....
I'm curious to know what you think of my photos of California Street. Can you identify the buildings? Have you been on California Street? I hope you have had the chance to "look up" in one of our nation's most beautiful cities.
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