not in San Francisco but in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, just outside Halifax.
I'm a seafarer from way back. I know, you're scratching your head and saying, 'But she's in landlocked Kentucky!' Well, yes I am. Now. But growing up as I did in New York and Long Island, the sea and all things having to do with the sea are in my blood. My British grandfather and his forbears were all seafarers. My dad loved water and boats. So Peggy's Cove just captured my heart.
It's not big but rather a small fishing village although now there are more sweet little commercial establishments than real fishermen, I believe. But the remnants of the fishing industry are there and it is just chock full of atmosphere, texture, water, boats ... well, everything I love about Atlantic coast fishing villages.
I have an unwritten, informal rule of photography: if it's red, shoot it. There was plenty of red to be seen in Peggy's Cove, such a nice contrast to all the weathered and textured grey that was everywhere. The reds were perfect additions to the overall character of this little cove.
Yes, I love rowboats, any kind, anywhere. Don't ask me what it is, I can't tell you. All I know is that they always capture my eye. And how could you miss this red beauty anchored right in the middle of the cove?
And then we had a red door and window frame in this little shanty. Now let's use our imaginations just a bit. Imagine this shanty without those red accents. Pretty mundane and nondescript, right? But with those pops of red ... voila! Character. Just. like. that.
I used Kim Klassen presets on all the images and all but one image has a kk-texture, just don't ask me which ones. So I'll be playing along with the Texture Tuesday linkup and I hope you will be there ... either to play along or to browse. Lots of good stuff there and I'd hate for you to miss it so click on the link I just gave you and take a look for yourself.
With sweet memories in my heart,