Friday, September 7, 2012

On a Clear Day

l and what was left is something that looks like an empty lot. The reason for the planting of the stand of pine trees was to create camouflage and offer a wind block for the army base.

This view no longer exists. Parts of it do, but not this way any longer. All of the stand of trees that were planted over a 150 years ago were cut down because they "were not native". what was lost was something that breathtakingly beautifu

Sometimes leaving things alone would be the best course of action. The irony is that all of the man made concrete structures have to stay because they are "historic" but the natural structures (trees) are not, even though the planting predates the structures.

I grew up with the view with those trees in it. I cried while riding back out of the GGNRA and went back to the hotel. To add insult to injury when I arrived back at the hotel, the door was open and my ipad was stolen out of my room. The house keeper did not close the door all the way. Beig the good Italian boy that I am, I went off my diet and drowned my sorrows in food. Somethings are genetically hardwired I suppose.

This image was captured during the San Francisco Presidio National Park Project that I was commissioned to shoot by the San Francisco Presidio Trust to document the park right after it's decommissioning as an Army base. This image was captured with a Nikon D-1X camera with a 70-210mm D series lens using the Nikon electronic file format (.Nef) Shot on Lexar Flash media. File was post processed using capture NX software Photoshop CS and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.

Final file is stored and scaled using Genuine Fractals.

© Vincent Versace 2012

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