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Windows, Davies Symphony Hall

Windows, Davies Symphony Hall. San Francisco, California. June 29, 2011. © Copyright 2011 G Dan Mitchell - all rights reserved.


Upper story windows on the curved facade of Davies Symphony Hall reflect the forms of nearby buildings, San Francisco.


This is another of the "opera house" photographs made within or from the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco during last summer's San Francisco Opera performance of Wagner's "Ring" Cycle. Even though (or perhaps "especially because?") I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, I virtually always have a camera with me when I go to The City - sometimes even for musical performances. Because it was June and the sun was setting late, and because the very long performance that night was to start at 7:00 p.m., there was still plenty of light before the performance to make photographs inside the Opera House and from its windows.


Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, the home of the San Francisco Symphony, is directly across the street from the opera house, and each building's upper floors provide a good view of the other building. For this photograph I snapped on a longer lens - yes, I'm pathetic enough to show up at an opera performance with more than one lens in my bag! - and was able to compose a tighter image of the curving upper floor windows of Davies Hall.


G Dan Mitchell is a California photographer whose subjects include the Pacific coast, redwood forests, central California oak/grasslands, the Sierra Nevada, California deserts, urban landscapes, night photography, and more.

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Taken on June 29, 2011