A person can be captivated by many things like people, a hobby, maybe a job, but for me I love to find places that captivate me. Sometimes I get so caught up in taking a picture of a place, Snapchat, or some other social media that I find myself forgetting to stop and really enjoy where I am. To really look and see what is going on. To stop and take a deep breath as the crisp air blows on by and my hair sweeps across my face. So my personal goal has been to take a moment when I get to a place and really enjoy my time. The main question I ask myself lately is, what is captivating to me? What about this place makes me really feel in awe? Not only does this leave me breathless most of the time but also helps with my photography. Which keeps me in check of my surroundings and comes in handy when you are a clumsy person like me and consistently find yourself standing at the edge of cliffs.
"Captivate: To attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant."
This was my second time going to Slacker Hill in Marin Headlands, and it was just as beautiful and just as windy. I may need to reconsider my outfit choices though and dress warmer from now on. The first time I enjoyed this view was for sunrise with Christian (@throughtthetinylens). Unfortunatly, we only had a brief visit because work was awaiting me and life continues. Even though we try to preserve moments with photography and want to stay in a place longer or forever that is not always possible. Needless to say, I had been eagerly awaiting a time to return to this place and when the possibility arose, I took it. Kristine Herman (@kristine_nicole) and I met up at the parking lot below and made our way up the hill together. This is one of those unexpected hikes, in my opinion. When gazing up the hill you know you will be ascending it but it seems less intense then when you do it. However, I am out of shape and do not hike as much as you would think so I may not be the best judge. Either way I was left breathless both times I arrived at the top and for more than just the view. To our surprise Karl the Fog (@karlthefog) decided to accompany us. Thankfully his visit was short and we were still able to get a lovely view of the Golden Gate Bridge for sunrise. We were in no rush so we took our time enjoying ourselves catching up and shooting from different places along the ridge. We even made our way to the lower hills.
As we found ourselves ready to leave, we decided to get some sustenance and made our way to The Mill on Divisadero Street, San Francisco. This ironically was also the second time I had been to this location. We arrived a little before 9am and the place was already filled with locals. We waited 5-10 minutes in line and then bombarded a woman and her child as they were ready to leave to get a table. If you haven't been here before you should know it is not the easiest to get a table let alone the big table in the front corner with amazing light. Being the persistant women we are, four tables later with empty dishes accompanying us we finally made it to "that" table.
Overall, it was a great morning catching up with an old friend and worth the morning lag to get up and see such an enchanting view. Thank you all for reading, I'll be seeing you... Vroom Vroom!