On the 100th day of my isolation, I decided to go and meet Chris Michel and family for a socially distant walk on the beach. Well, less beach, more sand at Fort Funston, one of the most beautiful areas of our city. Chris, obviously brought his adorably cute Berniedoodle puppy, Sadie, who was literally jumping for joy when she got to the sands. She was off and running. Galloping really! She was on the dunes. She was sitting on the sand. And when she wasn’t playing with other dogs, she will be hanging out with Chris.
However, she made it a point that whenever I set up my camera to shoot a photo, she came right in the frame. Click, and off she went. Of course, she managed to leave footprints — pawprints really — on the pristine sand dunes, that were shimmering in the not-yet-sunset light. Highwind conditions were blowing sand everywhere which got into my jacket, my shoes, and my camera. Thank god for short hair, and even then it wasn’t spared.
As the sun dipped and the wind picked up, we took shelter in the coastal cedars and toasted each other and Sadie with a nice glass of Napa Valley Cabernet. What a delightful day it was — and a gift from dear friends Sophie and Chris. And most importantly — Sadie. Her ebullient energy was restorative for the soul.
These photos are for her.
All photos are made with my Leica SL2. I created B&W versions of two photos as part of the set. Do let me know which ones — color or B&W version do you prefer. Comments are open.
June 11, 2020. San Francisco