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©Stella Kalaw

Last winter, I continued to work on this series Around Emeryville. So much patience is required for this project. Timing was always the challenge--the thickness of the fog had to be right and at the same time, it had to occur on my days off. I made sure my camera gear was always ready to be yanked out of the cabinet in case the stars aligned. The fog could last anywhere from three hours to as short as thirty minutes. I never knew whether there was enough time to work before the fog disappeared. Now that the season is over, I will have to wait until the end of this year to pursue this project again.

Fading light

Oakland, CA.

Thick gray clouds were forming in the sky and the wind was slowly picking up when I got on the bus this afternoon. The first storm of the fall season is expected to land in the Bay Area tonight. As the bus paused before making a turn on Market Street, I noticed the fading warm afternoon light on the window's reflection. I had only a few seconds to grab one shot. Luckily, I had my camera on hand and I quickly scrambled to compose this image.