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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen


As I bent down to take this photo of a daisy in a bed in a public area of San Francisco today, I saw a police officer shake his head at me. Assuming the bed was off limits for some reason, I said "No?"

He said, "I wouldn't if I were you. That's pretty much the bathroom area for all the homeless in San Francisco."

I thought about it for a moment, and said "That's okay, I'm just taking a picture."

He replied, "Ok, I thought you were going to pick some flowers."

Anyway, Internet, I DID take the picture, but I was careful not to touch the flowers directly. Because he had a point. That grass looks awfully green, doesn't it?


  1. That is a beautiful shot, I love it. That area must be well fertilized, LOL. Glad you are one of the few without this crazy snow and ice thing going on. It must be beautiful there.

  2. Just stunning and so colorful! Love the blur around the flower! Your story made me laugh, only us silly people holding cameras would get down in the "fertilizer"! LOL

  3. Ha - how funny. The photo turned out gorgeous. Makes me long for spring! xo

  4. Sounds like SF hasn't changed much since the Hippy Days. Top Flower Power shot.

  5. Jessica! It is a wonder the grass and the daisy aren't dead!! Nice shot, any how. :D

  6. There is a statue with a small fountain in our little town that is said to be the only bathing place available in the summer for our homeless. Nice statue however.

    I love the contrast of colors in this photo. The focus is so clear on the blossom and nicely out of focus in places, too.

  7. Sounds gross, but the picture is beautiful! Great color, sharpness, composition. I love it.

  8. Great picture! But that is one backstory I'd rather not know!

  9. LOL, that's awesome! I was going to say "geez you can't get away with ANYTHING in California anymore can you?" LOL

    Glad it's still legal to take pictures. And glad that the nice officer warned you, at least. ;o)


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