Today has been a looong day, with things not quite working out the way I wanted them to, so I’m finding an oasis in some fantastic views captured at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
“One could speculate that lichens would be among the last inhabitants to succumb on a dying earth at some distant point in the future.”
― Steven L. Stephenson, The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens
(From my current favorite place, the San Francisco Botanical Garden.)
A few weeks ago, I participated in my first Instagram meetup here in San Francisco. It was a lot of fun and I met some great people. For me, photography is often a solitary endeavor (unless I drag my sister along!) so it was cool to walk around taking photos with people who share similar interests. It also got me thinking about adding more people into my photography, which is a bit crazy for a person who claims to shoot anything but people! But I think if I do start including more people, it won’t be your typical portraits – it will probably be more like including people to show scale or because they add an interesting element to the photo. So here’s the first photo as part of that concept. (And, funny enough, really the only -decent- photo I took of a person at the meetup!)
What lies ahead is unknown ―
a source of mystery and apprehension ―
perhaps the allure of the sailing life
what the next passage will be like
we will discover at the other end.
- Captain Armin Elsaesser