Self Portrait

May 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Self PortraitSelf PortraitOn the way into San Francisco.

This is me!  I don't allow many photographs of myself and I rarely take selfies of myself.  This is the exception to the rule.

I'd been an active photographer for 7 years when I took this photo. I was on the "Trip of a Lifetime" with my dad and my brother.  In late August of 2014, Dad and I flew out to San Francisco from Virginia to drive the Pacific Coast Highway down to San Diego.  What Dad didn't realize was that my brother was flying from Michigan to meet us for the trip!  We had arranged our flights to land at about the same time.  What a big surprise for Dad!

We were staying in Pacifica, just south of San Francisco.  The day after we arrived, my brother drove the rental car so that I could shoot whatever scenery might be whizzing by.  It was a Friday morning at rush hour and traffic got heavier the closer we got to the city.  There are so many colorful homes on the hillsides as you drive into the city.  You can see the fog in the higher areas of the hillside.  Colorful HousesColorful HousesLayers of colorful houses that I saw on the ride into downtown San Francisco.

There was quite a lot of fog downtown, though, but just at the tops of the buildings. Fortunately, there wasn't a lot of fog on the roads to make driving hazardous. I'm so thankful that my brother was there to do the driving to give me a chance to get some photographs. 

Foggy San FranciscoFoggy San FranciscoIt was amazing how much fog there was when we got into downtown San Francisco. Foggy San FranciscoFoggy San FranciscoThe tops of the buildings are shrouded in fog.









What you don't see are the people on motorcycles who used the white lane marker between lanes as their own freeway lane when traffic was stopped or slowly moving.  I'd never seen anything like it.

Three minutes after seeing all the fog on the city buildings, we were crossing Folsom in the Mission District.  No fog at all, at least not on the streets. It was overcast and foggy for most of the day.

Mission District, San FranciscoMission District, San FranciscoNo fog!

That trip truly was the "Trip of a Lifetime" to me.  I think about it just about every day.  I can't wait to go back!

I welcome you to take a look at the photographs in my galleries.  Stop back from soon as I'm constantly adding more. 


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