Thunderbird and Chair

The Featured Image is example of a failed photo. I used Leica Q2 to capture the moment on Oct. 15, 2021 and held back sharing because the composition doesn’t work, whether cropped or as shot. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/8, ISO 100, 1/80 sec, 28mm; 4:32 p.m. PDT.

When stopping to look at the crusty chair, abandoned in a University Heights alley, I thought it would nicely juxtapose with the classic car—both being vintage. My mistake.

If anything is recoverable here, it’s this: San Diego alleys are amazing repositories of interesting, and unexpected things, like the recently seen snowboarding boots, outdoor living room, rusted Royal typewriter, tick-tock clock, Seventies Slendercycle, Seventies stove, or vintage sofa—oh, and the alley art gallery.