There really isn’t a better combination of elements to a good photography day than blue skies and sunshine. Despite being here in the PNW for a rough two years and a bit, I haven’t quite learnt the ways of Oregonians in embracing the cold and chilly weather. Although I must say, I have built quite the tolerance towards the cold. Regardless, I am still very much attracted to sun, sun, light and more sun.
To do the pretty day we had some justice, I decided to take some photos of little signs of spring around town.
(all photos are untouched apart from the insertion of watermarks)
Over my time here in San Francisco, I was extremely blessed with the opportunity to dine at Saison. It was not only the food that contributed to this exotic experience but also the craft behind it which made it an inspiring one as well. As I watched each chef present their meal with detail and care, I was left in awe with how much art has in common; be it in music, painting or even cooking. Knowing the effort the chefs put into each dish was an assurance of passion and love for the arts; that it still exists, that it still pushes people to do what they love, that it is still there. The best part of it all was that it just seemed effortless and simple. Every course presented was flawless and perfect. The courses were also beautifully knitted together with a touch of fire, as it has been said. It was a food journey I would’ve never thought of having; altogether a different way of experiencing food. I loved that I could resonate with it artistically too. The creative processes involved, the layers of each course seemed like a symphony and most of all? The joy it brought to its audience. I’m pretty sure I was smiling like a 5 year old who had her favourite ice cream throughout the night. And so, here’s a glimpse of what transpired, I hope I did the chefs and their creations justice.
Over all, I had an amazing night photographing each creation, as well as savouring them. As chef Lucas described and I quote, “An enchanting experience.”
Thank you so much Saison!
much love, the creepy alley girl.
All pictures taken manually with a Nikon D60 and Nikon E 50mm f1.8 lens.