Saturday, October 29, 2011
Mabel Watson Payne expressed a wish to be taken up close to the roaring splashing fountains in Yerba Buena Gardens and I fearlessly obliged. Her father was on the other side of the park and took these long-zoom photos unbeknownst to us at the time.
Later on, after I regained the camera, it was my turn to take similar pictures of the two of them. While also attempting to catch something of the late-afternoon, late-October San Francisco sunlight momentarily gilding every outdoor surface.
My granddaughter is justly famous for her love of water, but I had not recently seen her face to face with the pounding force of the artificial waterfall. She was fascinated, but not frightened.