With so much attention paid to exotic landscape locations and civilization free scenes its easy to forget that we all have something special in our own backyard. Sometimes it takes a special moment to see it, but there is always something amazing in our backyard. This thought isn’t too different than one I expressed sometime ago after I took Morning Sunlight & Fog – Between You, Me and the Trees and ran the In Your Own Backyard blog photo project.
Here in San Francisco a little fog, sunset light and being in the right place at the right time can yield some great views. I am guilty of enjoying the view of fog rolling into San Francisco far too much. My wife is constantly making fun of me when we walk in our local park as I constantly say, “I love it when the fog rolls through the trees.” It’s the simple beauty of such weather phenomenon that capture my imagination. Whether such phenomenon occur in an isolated location or in my own backyard I’m still equally fascinated by it visually, scientifically, and even metaphysically. As a photographer it is that deep rooted fascination that fuels my desire to not just capture what I see, but share it in a unique perspective reflective of my personal vision & style.
As it relates to the “Foggy Urban Landscape” photo above I couldn’t help but think as I saw this how in the midst of one of the most densely populated areas on the west coast the landscape below me still had a barren loneliness to it. Really the only sign of life were the household lights, but other than that the stillness of the city seemed to be helpless as the fog began to consume it. This moment of transition seemed to be Mother Natures way of putting the city to sleep… tucking it in for the night. Still peacefulness above forcing itself on a previously bustling environment below. Now that I think about it this might have been better titled “Goodnight San Francisco”.
[tags]San Francisco, photography, photo, stock photo, cityscape, fog, urban landscape[/tags]