Featured Photo: February 2015

STORY

I rifled through my favorite photos of the foggy city for February in honor of my upcoming trip back to  San Francisco. It's hard to choose a favorite, SF holds such a strong place in my heart. This one I ended up choosing, the morning view from Twin Peaks, is simple and silent. San Francisco changes so constantly behind that fog, obscuring what's going to be different and what's going to be the same every time I return.

One of my favorite things to do in San Francisco is to go running. I used to live in Upper Mission, which is the perfect place for it — right in the middle of all sorts of different neighborhoods.  I used to make my way into Tenderloin to Pac Heights and Japantown, Hayes Valley and Alamo Square, Divisadero and NOPA, through the Panhandle and Golden Gate Park, down to the Inner Sunset through Haight and Cole Valley, and the Castro and Mission.

This particular day was a victory for me, the one and only time I made it to the top of Twin Peaks. Of course the weather was so foggy that I couldn't see any part of the famous city view from the top of the hill. But it was early in the morning and there was no one else there, and as I ran through the fog alternately feeling serene (despite my burning leg muscles, hot damn that is a steep hill), and having half a heart attack imagining that a velociraptor was going to materialize out of the fog, I was pretty damn proud and in my happiest of running happy-places.

STATS

  • Camera: iPhone
  • Aperture: f/2.4
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 50