Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Looking For You

"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own."

-Susan Sontag

I took this photo a couple weeks ago, during my week long respite. I don't know, the bridges in the area just inspire me so much. Especially the Golden Gate. This photo kinda sheds some light on why they probably named it that I suppose. The light that comes in and out of this corridor is stunning. I don't know, it's hard to explain really. This photo was taken on April 18th, the night of the 100th anniversary of the great quake of 1906. I couldn't help but wonder, as I took the photo, could the sunset on the night of April 18th, 1906, have looked anything like this? Do you suppose that when Jack London was photographing the city, as it laid in ruins, he also noticed the sun, golden and smooth in color, dropping gently behind the Marin Headlands, even amid such devestation and chaos?

Jack London Exhibit

"Looking For You"
San Francisco, California
April 18, 2006
Early Evening


fdtate said...

What a great picture. Also some great pictures at the Jack London Collection. I am assuming that this is THE Jack London. I recognized quite a few of his photos from the old history books and documentaries on the subject.



Suzanne R said...

Gorgeous shot! Calendar or postcard quality.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Carly, that is one of your very best photos ever. - Karen

Tammy said...