San Francisco / by Mike Daclan

Ahhh how I love that city.  I have a blast every time I go and this last time was no exception.  Thanks to our lovely friend Cindy we always have a local to show us around and to take us to all the good spots to eat and drink.  She's a lovely guide and we can never repay her with enough booze for showing us around!  I need to get back up there for longer than a weekend.  The city looked beautiful at night and I wish I could have photographed more of it although it was BITTERLY cold (for a Los Angeleno).

One of the highlights from this latest trip was a visit to Alcatraz island.  Although I've been going to San Francisco with my friends for the past 7 years, this was actually the first time that we made the trek out to The Rock.  It was a cool and creepy place that I would have loved to wander around in the restricted areas away from all the crowds.  We did get a brief history while walking around with the audio tour but if you had full run of all the areas it could make for some great urbex photos.

Overall the weekend turned into a great way to put my newly acquired x100s through it's paces and I must say it's an absolutely wonderful camera that I will miss (more on that later).  If you are thinking about making the plunge just do it.  You won't regret it at all.  It really is a perfect street/travel camera.

Cheers until next time!