I wanted to take a wide shot of the alley so that you could get a feel for the environment. (Photographer's note: It is important to include environmental shots along with your detail photos, since this helps tell the whole story. This is true when photographing events, sports, landscapes, and sometimes portraits too.)
All of these photos were taken with the Canon 5D Mark III. This was the maiden voyage with the Canon EF 28-300mm lens, which I chose to bring with me on this trip, with the goal of using one lens for everything.
I decided to shoot this image at an angle, including the black staircase, since it seemed to add an additional element to the scene.
"I'm just walking my dog singing my song..." Funny stuff.
This cracked me up. An alleyway full of graffiti and two toilets... The smiley heart just added to the fun. :)
I shot this image, because I was drawn to the light on this one pipe. The pipe that was lit from the sun, while the rest of the wall was in shadow. Something different.
A very cool fence door. It makes you wonder what is behind it.
I hope you enjoyed my walk through "Graffiti Alley".
I can now say that I have photographed this unique wall art in San Francisco and Toronto. Where else have you seen cool street art like this? Let me know.