S.M.Kane Photography

A Ferris Wheel in The City

This year, San Francisco celebrates the 150th birthday of Golden Gate Park. Sort of! The Covid-19 pandemic closures hit just weeks before the main events were to begin on April 4. In a nod to the Midwinter Fair of 1894, a large ferris wheel was installed — or partially installed (no seating yet) — in the Music Concourse. Like the tower of the deYoung Museum, it’s visible above the canopy of the park from several vantage points in the City.

I’ve been out (physically distancing) a number of times during the shutdown. For a photographer, the ferris wheel adds novelty to familiar locations, and an interesting background for more creative pieces. Here’s a slideshow.

Opening Soon — “The Park: A Love Story”

It’s been a busy year as I’ve prepared for my solo exhibit at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, in Golden Gate Park. But it’s almost here now and everything’s coming together. “The Park: A Love Story,” with landscapes and flora from Golden Gate Park, will run from September 1 – December 31. If you live in the area or are visiting, I hope you’ll stop in for a look! I especially look forward to seeing friends at the Artist’s Reception on September 15, 5 – 7 p.m.  (There will be other events during the run … more later …)

This piece, “Strawberry Hill Path,” is printed large for the show. The base capture came on the first of June this year. Little did I know how completely its foggy scene would foretell this extraordinarily foggy summer — even for the west side! — in San Francisco.