Cable Car, Cool People and Lefty’s

SONY NEX-5 (16mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO200)

San Francisco is a great town. I don’t know why I haven’t visited this place earlier in my life. I loved San Francisco when I was a kid. And it wasn’t only me. In the 70s they had “The Streets of San Francisco” on TV. I was too young and not allowed to watch it but I did. I ask to keep the door to my room open because I can not sleep in darkness. Then I stood up from bed, hided behind the door and watched it.

I loved everything but most of all the cars and these steep roads. At the end there was a car chase to get the murderer. To see these big cars flying over crossroads was magic. So now here I’m about 35 years later. Their are no big cars flying over crossroads but beside that it is a great city.

We used the cable cars to get around. No problem at the end of September. Get here in summer and there are long cues of tourists but now most of them are gone.

NEX-5 (16mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO200)

Inside I found this guy who looked a little suspicious but also very cool. But not as cool as the Asian tourist in the image below. He got a Nikon D700 plus the 16-35 VR hung around his neck. I liked his expression and the ad that says “hotness comes in all shapes and sized”. They made a great photo. NEX-5 (16mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO200)

NEX-5 (16mm, f/8, 1/500 sec, ISO200)

Finally I found the perfect shop for me. I’m a lefty and there are so many things we need to use in a different way. So it’s obvious that left handed people most be smarter because they have to adapt all the time to a right handed world.

I got 2 very nice items. One coffee mug that you can only use with your left hand because it has a hole on one side and if you use your right hand you spill coffee all over you. That mug I will use in the office. The second item I like even more: It’s a mouse pad. I never used a mouse pad but the magic mouse makes one necessary. The mousepad has a very nice design and showed a sketch of the golden gate bridge and a text that says: “I may be left handed but I’m always right”. Perfect for me of course!

If you pay by credit card the cashier often ask for a photo ID. This time I used my driving license and you need to know that the photo in it is more than 20 years old. The lady at the counter looked at the photo and than she looked at me. She could not believe that I’m the the same person. Well I’m not because the guy in the image is 20 while I’m over 40. “Just like the young Dennis Quaid” she said. I think I can live with that.