It was a rare sunny day in the city by the bay, still clear when typically the fog should’ve rolled in and covered the city like a thick blanket of cold. But why do I feel a tinge of sadness at this picture of two women, who came to to Land’s End to bask in the sun alone. I haven’t seen their faces, I walked past them to continue with my walk, but the image they created with the Golden Gate in the background left an indelible mark on my brain. Time’s like this I wish I was born a poet.
Walking towards the car, I took another look at the bridge and another image interested me and so I snapped it. Again I have not seen her face, but somehow the photograph also exudes a little bit of melancholy. What do you think? Whoever said SF is a romantic city may have not been to Land’s End.
I’m just shooting from the hip here. Sometimes I may have an overactive imagination.
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April 12, 2010 at 9:55 am
a lot of drama in your photos here! 🙂
i miss san francisco too. when can i ride those cable cars again? when will i take afternoon strolls at the union square again? *sigh* haha!
April 12, 2010 at 10:21 am
Very beautiful scenery. Love the way you capture the famous bridge.
April 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm
Sunshine does so much to enhance to feeling, makes us all wish we were poets!!
April 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm
lovely shots – they speak to me more of undisturbed contemplation rather than melancholy…
April 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm
love your take on these images.
April 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm
Love your captures and I do love that bridge and along with those, I, too, love your take on these images. It may just me, but I too sense a feeling of melancholy/loneliness. Doesn’t take away from the beauty though! Hope you have a great week!
April 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm
I love those 2 shots and they are exactly the sort of thing to get my imagination all fired up wondering what they’re all about.
April 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm
These are great San Francisco shots. They do capture the imagination although I don’t see them as melancholy. I think they can be interpreted a lot of different ways which is fun. I can see how they could be seen as lonely or pensive although I see them more as peaceful and soaking up the beautiful day.
April 12, 2010 at 10:25 pm
you captured an interesting subject here….i wonder the girl on the second picture what was she thinking?hmmmmm,makes me wonder?
April 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm
One could make up many stories to go with the pictures, mostly melancholy. But who wants to be melancholy with such a beautiful sky and view?
April 12, 2010 at 11:05 pm
I love the photos. Maybe they were just enjoying that rare sunshine!
April 13, 2010 at 2:24 am
Loved reading your thoughts with these shots.
April 13, 2010 at 3:16 am
Ewok: Wondrous shots of one of the ten modern marvels.
April 13, 2010 at 3:19 am
I love your city by the bay. These photos “paint a thousand words”!
April 13, 2010 at 3:20 am
Beautiful shots. The view of Golden Gate is fantastic.
April 13, 2010 at 4:06 am
beauty can be melancholic…
April 13, 2010 at 5:24 am
Great captures of San Francisco. The view is absolutely fantastic!
April 13, 2010 at 6:32 am
yes, I left my heart there too, in 1977. LOL
April 13, 2010 at 7:08 am
i’ll never get tired of SFo photos. these women probably needed some alone time. i could be one of these women because enjoy solitude, especially with this fabulous view.
April 13, 2010 at 8:30 am
Your pictures makes one wonder. Would be a good object for a novel. Teacher showes photos and students write a (their) story.
April 13, 2010 at 10:10 am
Nice view and a good thing you have got the people who watch on it.
April 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm
The first time I saw the Golden Gate, I was still amazed and can’t believed that the bridge I only saw in books and magazine was there, right in front of me. 🙂
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April 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Beautiful pictures and yes they say something. Thank you for sharing
April 13, 2010 at 3:17 pm
Beautiful and awesome captures!
April 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm
One of my favorite place in the world. Wonderful captures.
April 13, 2010 at 4:50 pm
I have been to that spot with friends and still felt some loneliness as I stood there gazing at the scene before me. It took a little while driving up the road towards Muir Woods to get over it. And, I live in California and I am used to this scene. It hits me every time…don’t know why, either.
It must have been a fair day…none of these women are wearing a sweater or even long sleeves! How perfect is that?
You captured some fabulous scenes.
April 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm
You are a poet, ewok! And a photographer! 🙂
April 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm
Looks really relaxing, nice pictures! Thanks for sharing!
April 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm
You’re just kidding, but I really did, my heart has been in SanFrancisco since 1976. Thanks for the reminder.
April 14, 2010 at 3:07 am
I’m not sure these women are melancholy, but they are definitely deep in thought. These are wonderful pictures.
April 14, 2010 at 11:50 am
Yeah, I do feel a sense of sadness in those photos too. It seems unfathomable how one can feel melancholic in such a beautiful scene but having lived there for a year, I know that it is possible. I missed home so much then, it was crazy… maybe they miss home too. Heehee! SF, however, has remained one of my favorite cities.
April 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm
April 17, 2010 at 7:46 pm
We all enjoy people watching, and imagining the stories that walk beside the people is the most fun part. These are great photos. I get more a sense of peace than melancholy, but I was not present and you were. Who knows what your other senses were detecting, that the photo cannot convey?