Jerry Rice and Roger Craig of the 49ers, Jan. 1, 1988. Photo by Frederic Larson
Always wished you could better capture your kids playing soccer or basketball? Tired of your action shots turning out blurry? Or are you just curious about what goes into taking a great shot on the field?
Local photographer and award-winning photojournalist Frederic Larson will be hosting a free sports photography seminar at the Richmond District Library (351 9th Avenue) on Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30pm.
Fred will teach the elements and techniques of sports photography, sharing some of his favorite images from his professional career.
Sunday was the first Clement Street Farmer’s Market, taking place from 9am until 2pm on Clement between 2nd and 4th Avenues. And despite the heavy fog and looming rain, there was plenty of people checking it out and buying.
We arrived around 12:30 and the market was bustling. There is a great variety of vendors in the market offering organic fruits and vegetables, olive oil, tacos, organic eggs, honey, gluten-free baked goods, fresh juices and much more.
Clement Street’s Q Restaurant had a booth, selling their tasty pulled pork tacos.
There was plenty to do for kids as well. At the corner of 2nd Avenue there was a mechanical bull ride, and at the 4th Avenue end, a bouncy house and a giant, great white shark slide.
Even by 12:30pm, many of the vendors were sold out, posting signs and thanking shoppers for supporting the first week of the market.
Attendance was a mix of residents and visitors to the neighborhood, many of whom were asking vendors how long the market had been going on. Word will spread quickly that the Richmond District now has their own Sunday market.
Local merchants along Clement were also seeing an uptick in business thanks to the market. We stopped in Cumaica Coffee on the corner of 3rd and Clement, who said they were having a record day thanks to the market. The staff in Seedstore Clothing said they had also seen a nice stream of traffic into their store.
It was a great first week for the market. We’re looking forward to it being a weekly event in the neighborhood.
Reader Derek sent us in these photos of a new, truly mini park on Balboa between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
The handcrafted “Balboa Sand Park” is constructed around an old tree stump, and is decorated with features including a funnel, hula hoop, small platforms, and tree parts.
You could almost put on a small animal show in the park, coaxing your trained kitten from platform to platform. But we’re guessing the idea is to put some sand in the top funnel and watch it work its way down the tree.
But be careful who you tell about the new park for as Derek wrote, “Just hope it doesn’t go the way of the Pole Gardens and Tiny Door.”
Let’s just call it the Balboa SECRET Sand Park, shall we?
UPDATE 7/1/13: A second “secret park”, entitled “Pokey Park”, has popped up on Cabrillo between 5th & 6th Avenue. Thanks to reader Justin for sending in the pic!