A Dragon over San Francisco

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
— Garrison Keillor, Lake Wobegon U.S.A.


If luck means being in the right place at the right time then, in my opinion, I definitely have the right attitude. It was a glorious morning.  And suddenly, it became so clear to me that being lucky is easier than it sounds - you need just to stop focusing on looking for something else and take what is just in front of you. Simple as that. It exactly what I did that morning. It litteraly took my breath away while I was facing unexpectedly a ruby-coloured sunrise with a fire breathing dragon over the city. How could I even think of a dragon? What a luck!

Oh, how much I love you, dear San Francisco! I got up at 5 am while it was still dark to go and shoot sunrise over the city and learn more about shutter speed, aperture and ISO. For over an hour I was literally shaking (cold, nerves, whatever) next to my camera hoping to be rewarded with some awesome results. I absolutely didn't expect this ruby-colored sunrise to take my breath away (after all I've already seen some incredible sunrises before. Da! ). But this time it was a little bit more special than usual. The whole sunrise was a huge, beautiful, fire breathing dragon in the sky above the city! How awesome is that? How could I ever expect a gold dragon in the clouds? Pure luck you'd think. Such a beautiful morning makes waking up so early so worth it!

Even through the city never sleeps, it was almost quiet if not for the seagulls and sea lions. It felt like everything was in anticipation of a miracle. The sunrise and its dragon was, indeed, a miracle and a beautiful start of a new day.

And I am pretty certain that the skyline view of San Francisco from Cavallo Point is the most beautiful one (well... at least for me!).