San Francisco, USA; July 2009
I have been in San Francisco almost a month now and I’m enjoying exploring the city. A few weekends ago, I joined a hike from Land’s End to Baker Beach organised through Meetup.com . As we had lunch at Baker Beach, I watched a man fly a beautiful dragon-shaped kite with the back drop of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I put the zoom lens on and waited for the magic moment when the dragon was airborne and the red pylons of the Golden Gate Bridge were peaking out through the infamous San Francisco fog. My idea was that if I zoomed in as tightly as I could, it would look like a dragon was attacking the bridge. You can see the strings of the kite of course – I could remove this with PhotoShop but I quite like it as it is.
I originally included a picture of the beach scene, showing the man flying the kite. I thought it would be fun to show behind the scenes but I’ve now decided it’s better to preserve the magic so I’ve removed it from the post. If you are curious, then you can follow the link and view it on Flickr.
This post is part of Photo Friday, a weekly blogging event hosted by Debbie of Delicious Baby, a blog about travel with kids. Please click through to her site to see links to all the submissions for this week or see my previous Photo Friday posts.