Photography 101: Double – Cannery Descent

Cannery Descent

Today’s Photo 101 is all about seeing double. I remembered this photo I took the last time I was at The Cannery, a historic landmark located near San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Over a century since its opening, the facility is now being used as galleries for the Academy of Art University. The third floor was deserted when I went up there, giving me a chance to shoot this unusual angle.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent, Or: Spiral Staircase

Spiral Staircase

This week’s challenge is all about descent. I thought I’d already used all of the photos I’ve taken from the tops of mountains and buildings, but then I came across this random shot. It was taken at the top of a staircase at the Embarcadero Center in San Francisco.

Beneath Hana

Hana Lava Tube Entrance

As you reach the outskirts of Hana, you might notice a sign pointing toward the Hana Lava Tube. To get into the cavern, you have to climb down a curved set of stairs built into a hill. It’s teeming with vegetation and moisture; you’d never think something so beautiful and lush was hiding right under your feet! It reminded me of the Metroid series, for some reason…