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Senior Project

Phipps Ranch: Started in 1978 in an old garage building with a dirt floor, picnic table countertops and a cigar box register. Phipps store was open by some of the children to learn how to sell the products and way to kept them busy during the summer. Over the years the store changed to include a bean room, herb and spice room and a plant nursery. The ranch is also home to different animals such as peacocks, goats, a turkey and many types of birds. 

Senior Project

Embarcadero: The San Francisco shoreline ran South and Inland from Clarke’s Point to Eastward toward Rincon Point, enclosing Yerba Buena Cove. Over fifty years a large seawall was built, thus creating the Financial District. The early 20th century the seaport was at its busiest and before the construction of the Bay Bridge, the trolley loop, which is now the plaza in front of the Ferry building was one of the busiest areas for foot traffic. Piers 1, 1 1/2, 3 and 5 were dedicated only to inland trade and transport. 

Senior Project

North Beach is adjacent to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and Russian Hill. North Beach is populated with a mix of many young urban professionals, families and Chinese Immigrants. North Beach used to be a beach, but in the 19th Century it was filled with landfill. After the reconstruction from the 1906 earthquake the nearby docks attracted large groups of Italian Immigrants. Joe DiMaggio few up in the neighborhood and returned only for a short time to live with Marilyn Monroe. They had a Civil Ceremony in 1954 in the Roman Catholic Church, Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Senior Project

Today I researched Pier 70. Pier 70 attracted industrial operation due to cheap land, deep water access and isolate from populated parts of the city. Some of the buildings I took pictures consist of the Noonan Building, the Electrical Shop, and the Machine Shop.

Senior Project

Today I spent the day looking through all of my picture to decide which ones I plan on using in my final presentation. I also spent time trying to figure out how I want the presentation to look and i continued to research each location

Senior Project

Today I went to Half Moon Bay to take pictures. I specifically was at Pillar Point, Phipps Ranch and Montara Lighthouse. I hadn’t been to Phipps Ranch since I was is kindergarden, so it was really cool going back there for my senior project. Phipps Ranch is in the processes of growing black berries and strawberries, they also have animals there such as cats, a turkey, goats, and even a peacock.

Senior Project

Today I went to the Marina and as able to take picture of the Golden Gate Bridge during a Sunset. This as a really hard shot to get because you are shooting into the sun and your exposer could be to high. I also got a cool picture of Alcatraz, the lighting from the sunset added some interesting colors to the image.

Senior Project

Today I was looking through my pictures and discovered how different angles drastically effect the result of my pictures. I am using at wide angle and a telephoto lens. The wide angle allows me to capture more detail in with in each shot. The telephoto lens allows me to capture images from farther away, but it narrows the field of view. 

Senior Project

Today I went to the Embarcadero and took shots of the Bay Bridge and the VaillanCourt Fountain. This fountain is located in Justin Herman Plaza and was designed by the Québécois artist Armand Vaillancourt in 1971. The image below is a picture of this fountain.

Senior Project

Today I went to the Marin Headlands. I took picture of the Golden Gate Bridge and went to Fort Cronkhite to shot back towards the hills and capture some of the sea. Below is a view of one of the shots I took today. Saturday, I spent time at pier 70 and took pictures of some of the old rustic buildings along the water. 

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