As I stroll along the San Francisco Bay, I gaze beyond the glistening waters as the sun sets across the Golden Gate Bridge. A sudden breeze picks up as an assortment of sailboats take advantage of their newly wind filled sails. I watch them glide across the bay as the last fragments of sunlight dissipate from view. Such a picturesque image brings an unbound sense of beauty and inspiration to the mind.
I take in the last pieces of the awe inspiring artistry as the evening fog engulfs the city. The fresh aroma of seafood wafts in from Fisherman’s Wharf as I realize the elegance of the moment is far from gone.
Inspiration embraces the senses as I freeze this moment in time. Faint, but ever present, the heartbeat of the city can be heard from the crashing waves of the Golden Gate. The beating persists through the night as I witness the hard labored fishermen bringing back their catches after a long day of work. Only then do I truly feel like I can effectively relay this perfect moment on canvas; to capture this historic city by the bay, San Francisco. — Robert Finale