Hot shots from our SF and LA meetups

It was sweltering in San Francisco and Los Angeles the weekend before last, but we somehow managed to convince a bunch of Flickr photographers to walk around in the sun with us and take some wonderful shots. Thanks to all who joined, and to those who weren’t able to come this time: make sure you check out our San Francisco and Los Angeles meetup communities for events down the road. Now here’s a photo overview of our walks, in pictures of course.

San Francisco: Industrial Dogpatch and Potrero Hill

Jump with your cameras! #sfflickrmeetup on top of Potrero Hill

Under Construction  

Flickr Photo Walk   DSC_2043

P1010386   Blue window

Flowers @ Sidewalk   Caltrain Tracks

cdemaine-20130629-2546   Caltrain

We took our time strolling along the San Francisco waterfront, full of opportunities to shoot abandoned warehouses and overgrown factories, and then turned to the west to shoot an infamous Caltrain tunnel featuring the latest installations from the graffiti art scene. Succulents and dry grass were growing at every turn, giving a sunbaked look to this warmer section of the city. Special thanks to Bhautik Joshi for coming up with the route and giving us some inside stories from the neighborhoods’ pasts.

To check out more shots from this and past San Francisco photo walks, hop on over to the San Francisco Flickr Meetups group.

Photos from spieri_sf, a.k.a. Flash, thinpan2, elenadopiro, jedisct1, alexpytlarz, Lucy .Q, zoxcleb, Calvinfornia, and Josh the web guy.

Los Angeles: Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches

That's how we roll! #laflickrmeetup on bikes along the beach.

Beach umbrellas   Polly's #laflickrmeetup

sunbath2@hermosabeach   Perch

Busker II   Girl with great dog.

Flickr Meetup Group

This photo walk on wheels gave us the chance to roll through three separate neighborhoods along Los Angeles’s coast, with everyone in attendance armed with a beach cruiser. We found sand and boardwalks scenes aplenty that Saturday, especially as the heat drove what seemed like the entire city to the beach front. Thanks to Jake Rome for finding a lovely meeting point and a path for us to bike along.

To look through more beach and boardwalk shots from the photo walk, along with photos from past meetups, be sure to visit the #LAFlickrMeetup group.

Photos from spieri_sf, erink02, simplyguru2012, bunchofideas, Ryan Vaarsi, and pjb.LA