I’ve lived in the SF/Bay Area for 30 years, most of my adult life. I love it, but I will never get used to the dreary summers. I’m glad I don’t live in the heat and humidity of the East Coast, that would suck, but man the fog is bringing me down. I feel like a need a vitamin D shot or a tanning booth. I have no circulation, the plants are not growing, and there ain’t no lovin’. My dog is refusing to be walked. Anyone else in a foul mood? I shot a roll of black and white film over the weekend. I used a yellow filter to help with the grey day, but my photos still look bleak. I also shot a roll of color and my photos came out black and white. This summer is especially foggy, even more so down on the coast where I live. I feel like Khan from Star Trek having been banished to a dead planet.
Yes, fog can be nice, keeps everybody cool, there is less crime, but drinking tea huddled next to the heater in August is not normal. I saw where this is the coldest summer since 1972. I check the forecast and it’s “fog and low clouds, fog and low clouds.” It’s concerning because I’m putting on a picture taking class this month. The supply list goes something like, bring camera, tripod, and film. I guess I’ll need to add, blankets, parka, and a thermos of hot cocoa.
Bundle up, it’s summertime.