I knew that the textured areas on all of the corners in the Lower Haight were yellow. As I was very aware both of street corners and textured ground, it was pretty easy to find a yellow grate like this one to snap a photo of.
Someone I don't know...
I could hear this girl talking as I walked down Fillmore and thought she wouldn't mind if I took her photo. She pulled off my glasses and was shocked to find that I'd actually taped my eyes shut and then demanded that I be in the photo with her.
A non-human animal
I heard this dog padding around a few minutes before I shot this picture. I asked aloud, in the direction of the dog, if I could take its photo and snapped a few shots. A few minutes later, a woman asked if I'd like to photograph her dog...this is that later photo. I absolutely thought until looking at the photos that this was a different woman walking a different dog. The thing is, I had photographed the dog in each of my earlier attempts as well. The same dog.
This is the last photo I snapped before I was literally attacked by an angry man who did NOT want me taking his photo. I crossed the intersection while flashing this picture. The next thing I knew, I was being called names, spat upon, and violently shoved by a large man who smelled of alcohol. It was terrifying. I apologized and tried to explain that I didn't mean to grab his picture (which I apparently never even did) and that I couldn't see. He told me with another violent shove: "Damn right you can't see. You won't be able to see...I'll welt your eyes shut, $*#$." Lesson: Be careful where you wander at night without use of your eyes. I don't even know what my attacker looked like.
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