Scott Holcomb

Scott Holcomb

Posted on 01/22/2014

Photo taken on January 18, 2014

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Fountain of the Tortoises
Huntington Park
Nob Hill
San Francisco
Hasselblad 500C
Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:4 f=150mm T* Lens
Kodak Portra 160 film
Medium Format
6 X 6
120 Film
Epson Perfection V600
Photoshop Digitalization

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Fountain of the Tortoises

Fountain of the Tortoises
It seems that I have been spotted by one of the fountain sprites.

This photo was taken by a Hasselblad 500C medium format film camera and Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:4 f=150mm T* lens using Kodak Portra 160 film, the negative scanned by an Epson Perfection V600 and digitalized with Photoshop.

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8 comments - The latest ones
Alessio Corsi
Alessio Corsi
Eccellente scatto analogico.
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Alessio Corsi
Si tratta di una riproduzione della Fontana delle Tartarughe in Piazza Mattei costruito circa 100 anni fa. La fontana fu donata a San Francisco dalla famiglia Crocker nel 1954.
4 years ago.
Yes, she stares at the photographer. ;)
But where are the tortoises?
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Tacheles
The Fountain of the Tortoises is a reproduction of the Roman Fontana delle Tartarughe, made for railway tycoon, Charles Crocker, about 100 years ago. The Crocker children donated the piece to the City of San Francisco in 1954 where it now rests near the site of the Crocker Mansion (destroyed by the 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire). It is in Huntington Park, donated to the city by the Huntington family (railway tycoon Collis P. Huntington) on the site of their destroyed mansion.
As for the fountain, the "Sprites" or Elves" - a full frame view will show them to be anatomically males reaching up to "tickle" the rear ends of turtles. This image is for general viewing, so as not to receive an "R Rating" . . .
4 years ago.
Tacheles has replied to Scott Holcomb
I see. Thanks for further explanation, Scott. Now I am aware of the turtle-feet.
However, the arts must not be neither political correct nor R-Rated.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Tacheles
I must agree. Yet, this was the most satisfying of the several photos that I shot of this ornate fountain.
4 years ago.
!!! well taken
4 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Proxar
The light seemed to bring this statue to life!
4 years ago.