San Francisco Spring

By: firstpersonshooter

Mar 18 2013

Category: Floral, Natural Light, Nature, San Francisco, Still Life, Travel

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Focal Length:60mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. Everyone told me to bring a jacket, but I knew a hoodie would probably suffice. I wasn’t prepared for the chill coming in off the Bay. So needless to say, it didn’t feel much like spring while I was shivering down on Fisherman’s Wharf. But the evidence of the seasonal change was all around, especially when we spent our last day hurrying through the immense Golden Gate Park, trying to take in a few final sites before our plane took us back to Texas.

I took this shot in the gardens near the enormous Dutch Windmill in Golden Gate Park, just about a block away from Ocean Beach and the Pacific, near Cliff House. I’ve never been very competent at identifying flora, and other than the rows of tulips, I had no idea of what I was looking at there, including this orange beauty. If anybody can shed some light on the name of this particular blossom, I’d appreciate it.

This is probably the best of my first attempt at some macro florals. I’d be thankful for any suggestions from the more experienced shooters I know.


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