March 30 was National Take a Walk in the Park Day. Yes, really. You don’t have to ask me twice to do that. Golden Gate Park is awash in flowers after our winter rains, but my two favorite takeaways from a morning walk were images of leaves. Here they are, maple leaves from the AIDS Memorial Grove, and as-yet-unidentified large leaves found near the Lily Pond.
Look about you — even inert objects and places appear differently at different times of the day and year. September and October, San Francisco’s sunniest months, are also the months when morning light cuts its strongest angle through a gate and into my building’s outer stairway. Thus, this abstract image. If you return with your camera to familiar places over the year and years, you’ll begin to notice, and to remember at least subconsciously, the shifting angles of light and meteorological effects and how they might work with your subjects.