I couldn’t resist posting one more picture from Fairfax Scoop with the double layer of experience the reflection gives.
Fairfax Scoop serves homemade organic ice cream, and on weekends people stand in long lines. Not this day. The girl with the ice cream and the colorful table accentuates the interior, the reflexion in the store front shows us the surroundings. The result is a pictures that shifts, depending on what you focus on.
Still in Fairfax on my first day out with my new camera I loved being able to foscus on details for a purpose rather than just as a passing thought. This café, The Coffee Roast, has a lovely Art Nuveau decoration through out. Having to keep pace with my family I only had time to shoot the entrance. I like how this particuar picture turned out with the three different, but related, square blocks. The light was much better than on the other side of the entrance doors, and we get to peek inside perhaps imagining ourselves sitting there.
Fairfax is a small community in Marin County, north of the Golden Gate bridge. Turning off the 101 you drive through San Rafael and San Anselmo to get to Fairfax. It is a bit off the beaten track in a county with some of the highest real estate prices in the US. There is a lot of old-timer hippie feel about the place, and it is my impression that the people living here have a stronger sense of community and less of a need to show off income than in several of the other little towns.
On my vacation I brought my brand new camera to take pictures during my lasst visit this time around. First I found a tree of books and a tree of leaves.