We took the train from Redwood City into San Francisco, and walked along the Embarcadero from the train station to Ghirardelli Square, accumulating about nine miles in the process. We put on and took off jackets half a dozen times as the clouds covered and uncovered the sun, or the wind blew in our faces or at our backs.
The camera can get closer to the object than I can, and I look in new ways, frame things, take more time to observe. But I also find myself wrestling with the camera to make it take the picture that I am seeing and that it won't take, or isn't technically capable of capturing. So it is friend and foe, tool and barrier, a road to both insight and frustration.
More sights along the walk:
Such a civilized day -- train, walk along the waterfront of one the most interesting cities anywhere, take the train back home.