Around a dozen keen photographers gathered on Saturday morning outside Amanda’s restaurant on Shattuck for the first Berkeleyside-inspired Berkeley Photo Walk.
Orchestrated by enthusiastic snapper Ira Serkes, the group included other names familiar to Berkeleyside readers who appreciate the images we cull from our Flickr pool. Among them: Keoki Seu, bobcrazybear and Jef Poskanzer. Kim Aronson, who recently made his debut on Berkeleyside with a slice-of-life video about softball coach Ray Weschler, also showed up, his two daughters in tow.
“I thought it turned out well,” said Serkes. “We left Amanda’s at 11:20 at a slow-mosey pace. We made it to the Berkeley Public Library at about 1 pm at which point we were down to a hardy few. I’d be happy to do it again – I think people enjoyed it. My favorite comment was “I’ve walked by here for years, and never noticed that!”
Seu said the most interesting part of the walk for him in terms of image potential was the Farmers’ Market. “Lots of people and opportunity for photos,” he said.
A selection of the many photographs that were taken are shown here. For others who were on the walk and who have yet to upload their pics to our Flickr pool, we recommend using the “berkeleypw20101113” tag to keep them all in the same group. Check the pool for all the photos as they come in.