The Streets of San Francisco

I don’t often bite the hook of the photo challenge. I’m a writer, and though my blog features fantastic photography, the photo taking is usually the work of my talented husband, Bruce. He blogs over at through the luminary lens.

But this week, the writer in me couldn’t resist the challenge.

Juxtapose – to set something in close proximity to another in order to highlight a contrast.

Writers often have life-long love affairs with certain words and I’ve always been wild about the word juxtaposition. The moment I saw the photo challenge post, the perfect depiction popped into my head and it just happens to be a picture I took myself!

Streets of San Francisco

I snapped this on the streets of San Francisco in 2010 and didn’t realize what I had captured until later – a billboard sign of a beautiful woman in sunglasses perfectly framed through the sides of a passing San Francisco fire truck.

What could be a better juxtaposition?

25 comments on “The Streets of San Francisco

  1. That’s a great photo, Francis, especially considering the truck was moving. I’m sure your husband was proud.

    • I think I would feel it was more of an accomplishment if I had actually planned the shot. I mostly point and shoot and hope for the best. Sometimes it works out. Thanks for stopping by, Jill.

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  3. Gwen Stephens says:

    Very Cool! Bruce couldn’t have done it better!

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  6. oldmainer says:

    Agreed. One in a million shot.

  7. Maggie Thom says:

    What an amazing picture, what an unbelievable shot. You couldn’t have planned that if you tried. Perfect. Juxtapose is a cool word isn’t it?

  8. Great, love it Francis! I had to do a double take because it’s quite eye-catching. What a fantastic catch!

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  10. HD says:

    What a great shot! Perfect timing.

  11. jane tims says:

    Hi. Love the red of the engine. We were in San Francisco last year and it’s great to see a photo from there! Jane

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