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A Clear day in S.F.

Today I am thinking of summer, maybe because I spent most of my day in a cold house working and thought maybe a warm image could make me believe I was warm. In any case, here is a story and a few photos of a lovely day spent in SF in late July 2015.

Most of the time when looking for a new take on any particular scene in landscape photography, I wait for bad weather. The clouds, the ever changing light, sunsets that ignite the sky.  Timing is another factor and I take most photos either early in the morning or late in the evening. In the case of these images I did neither of those.

These were taken in the middle of what I thought was a very unusual day in SF. Not only was it one of the warmest days I can remember, but the visibility was nothing short of breathtaking.  Of course I wanted to seek out some of those famous vistas and shots that I have seen so many times.. But on this day our time was limited and as we quickly realized, everyone else in California, was headed to the closest beach.  At one point after being stuck in traffic for far too long, we just parked on the side of the road and decided to walk around and take in whatever it was we could see. Fortunately in SF you are always close to a beautiful view and after a walk we were treated with the first of these images.

It was an amazing afternoon spent in different locations than I had planned and never been to. The views were beautiful and clear. The memorial provided true perspective and I remain gracious for those who gave so much. Sometimes, when you are flexible, plans can be whatever happens, and you end up exactly where you are supposed to be.

Mat BrownComment