I’m going to say I first discovered the magic of San Francisco’s Aquatic Park on one of my first rides out to the Golden Gate Bridge one morning just before dawn years ago.
On this particular dawn-start, with color starting to seep into the sky, I decided to stop and watch the show instead of pushing on to the bridge. Besides, what you can’t see in these photos made into silk-like paintings is the seriously steep incline a mere two minutes away. Good reason to wait, right?
Looking back, I’m going to say the decision to wait for the dawn was a good one. I’ve yet to see another ‘coming of the dawn’ quite like this one. Not to say over the year or so since these shot were taken other beautiful mornings didn’t paint the sky. This one though… this one was special on a couple levels. I suppose it had to do with the silence, the scents of trees and ocean; that undefinable aroma the dawn sometimes has here in San Francisco.
In posting these shots today, I’m reminded and I hope you are too, that every now and again it’s worth it to stop, look and simply appreciate… Doing so can make a bad day seem better and a good day seem great… it did for me.
K’lee L. © 2015 /2016