Advance - #76
Created August 18, 2014 in San Francisco, CA, USA.
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About PUSH - #76
“Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.” - Henri Matisse
I am hesitant to release this edition, but I know it must be done. Although this is not the most intricate balance, the journey taught me many things.
As I was having an afternoon brunch at a cool little place on Polk Street, the weather was perfect. After finishing up the meal and saying goodbye to a few friends, I started off towards the beach. The sun was beaming, and the wind was minimal. The day felt perfect to create an edition.
The location I was envisioning was at Baker Beach, the beach along the west side of the Golden Gate Bridge. I had seen the classic shot hundreds of times with the beaming red bridge in the distance as the sun set into the pacific. Luckily I had a car, so the drive was fairly quick and full of good tunes.
Unfortunately, the notorious San Francisco fog rolled in faster than I could drive. The picture-perfect idea had turned into something unexpected. Funny how that works.
Stone balancing has previously taught me so much about pushing through the discomfort and staying true to my vision.. so after a brief disappointment when I parked the car, I took my cold-weather gear and headed down the beach. After a difficult, long hike trying to find my way to the location I was envisioning… I finally found the perfect area. My dreams felt manifested.
I gathered a few large stones and went to work figuring out an interesting and symbolic way to balance them. In the distance the top of the Golden Gate bridge was hiding in the fog. As it started to get darker there was no signs of the sun peeking out so I had to work with what I had. After 20 minutes, the top stone finally locked into place, and the sculpture was incredibly strong.
I stood back to take the shot, and after looking down down at my camera I knew I had captured something special. The moment of balance had some powerful, determined vibes to it and the reflection of the lights in the water was a great unexpected touch. This edition is a great reminder that nothing is as it seems, and the only way we can succeed in life is to make the best of the current situation and continue to push forward.