Lobbies

1800 Mission Street
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A craft show had been underway that morning in the old Armory building in the Mission district of San Francisco. Although the lobby appeared elegant, behind was a huge hanger-like open room with a floor filled with booths and tables.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  Armory Building external link   •  1800 Mission Street external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 22 April 2011)   •  (Photo taken 11:32:56 Saturday 17 May 2008)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #DSC_2624B
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300 Montgomery
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The best time to shoot the interior of a building from the street is at night because the street-facing windows are less likely to reflect badly. Night is also good if one wishes to avoid mixing daylight color temperatures with incandescent lights.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  300 Montgomery external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 November 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:55:12 Sunday 25 October 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0069
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250 Montgomery
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This building was closed at night so did not need to be as brightly lit as it would if open at night. The dimly lit lobby evoked a mood.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  250 Montgomery external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 November 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:56:54 Sunday 25 October 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0073
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220 Montgomery
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The incandescent lighting gave this lobby a golden glow at night. The two runner carpets down the center were there to prevent slipping during the rainy season.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  220 Montgomery external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 November 2009)   •  (Photo taken 18:57:26 Sunday 25 October 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0074
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100 Montgomery
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In this shot the guard wanted to sit before the shot was taken so that his face would not be revealed.

A curved lobby done in glass and marble. The guard's head was barely visible over the top of a matching marble desk.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  100 Montgomery external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 November 2009)   •  (Photo taken 19:00:38 Sunday 25 October 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0078
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180 Montgomery
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Here a daylight exterior was mixed with an artificially lit interior. The exposure was adjusted to balance the two resulting in this bizarre look.


Lobbies of Buildings as Structures external link   •  180 Montgomery external link San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 9 November 2009)   •  (Photo taken 13:03:56 Monday 2 November 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCX_0118
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