Nitish Meena is a UX designer at Microsoft design studio in India. While on a business trip to Seattle, he took a short detour to San Francisco with some friends over the 4th of July weekend. They explored this tech hub and also hopped over to Sausalito. Today he shares his travels in a radiant photo essay.
White and Golden, the color of distance and desire, define San Francisco for me. There are moments that catch one’s attention and demands to be captured; others simply warm one’s heart with their gentle familiarity. Frisco is perfect for endless walks, contemplating life, or in my case, taking photographs.
Photography has been a part of my life for more than 4 years now, starting in college and continuing with me through some of my life’s biggest challenges/changes. Photography continues to provide a way, not just to capture the moment, but to capture the way I see the world in whatever moment I find myself. For me, photography is a tool for self-discovery because it fuels my obsession to learn more.
WHITE AND INVISIBLE
On my first day, I woke up early to visit Golden Gate Bridge. It was foggy weather in the city, making the view little blurry. Dew drops were playing games with wind on window in the taxi and were making abstract shapes.
Within minutes I reached the bridge without realizing, as the marvel was completely covered by thick layers of fog. I got out at Hawk hills and felt strong strokes of cold winds. In very little visibility, I stood there, shivering and waiting for the fog to pass, but the never-ending fog just grew stronger.
From the moment you walk into Sausalito, you feel as if you have been transported to the back country of Europe. It carries a very distinct aesthetic and appeal mixed with country flavor. It also offers a distinctive view of SF city line.
GOLDEN AND MARVELOUS
After spending around two hours in Sausalito, I returned to Golden Gate. It was 10 AM by then and few more tourists came up. But the fog was still as mighty as before. Golden marvel showed its glimpse only for few seconds, and when you see it, you are immediately overwhelmed. It’s a sensory overload, and it‘s wonderful.
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