From The Balcony

The balcony off our bedroom looks out over the northern part of the City, taking in the evocative spires of St. Ignatius Cathedral, the low hills of the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam beyond. For a shut-in shutter bug it offers limitless opportunities to capture the same scene in the daily variations of light, fog, cloud, sunset and sunrise. Some mornings, we awake to sun with a thick blanket of fog below us trailing along the Geary Street corridor. Other days, you can barely see your hand before your face. Some evenings, the sunsets can only be detected from low rosy light beneath a layer of clouds; other days, it paints an exotic Chinese scroll of color, texture and depth. No two days, or nights, are alike.