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Ramblings of an Ornamental Hermit

Stone Wildlife of San Francisco

I SEE YOU THERE.
I SEE YOU THERE. An owl at Poindexter Apartments.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.

While San Francisco does get visits from the odd mountain lion (the very odd mountain lion), most of the animals you’ll see outside in our beautiful city are made of stone. They’re frequently located on the sides of buildings just above the ground floor where they can perch, quite happily, and glare at people as they walk past. Judging. Criticizing. SCREW YOU, OWL, YOU DON’T KNOW ME.

I took a little expedition around the Tender Nob area with my new-ish 135mm lens and went hunting for some local fauna. The results are sometimes not as perfectly focused as I’d like, but apparently focus is a hit-and-miss thing when you stop down a 135mm lens on a rangefinder camera. Still, others came out perfectly, so there.

A horse-shaped hitching post.
A horse-shaped hitching post.
Leica M3, Lomography Early Grey 100.
An owl perched outside the Owl Tree.
An owl perched outside the Owl Tree.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
A lion. Rawr.
A lion. Rawr.
Leica M3, Lomography Early Grey 100.
More lions. You can't move in this bloody city for lions.
More lions. You can’t move in this bloody city for lions.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
STRENGTH OF AN EAGLE.
STRENGTH OF AN EAGLE.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
More eagles on the Bank of America clock.
More eagles on the Bank of America clock.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
A seal.
A seal.
Leica M3, Lomography Early Grey 100.
Another angle of the Poindexter owl.
Another angle of the Poindexter owl.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
I'm gonna chuck the statue of Victory from Union Square in there too, because sea-horses. I'm guessing it was a naval victory.
I’m gonna chuck the statue of Victory from Union Square in there too, because sea-horses. I’m guessing it was a naval victory.
Leica M3, Kodak Ultramax 400.
Not strictly an animal, but DERP.
Not strictly an animal, but DERP.
Leica M3, Lomography Early Grey 100.

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