Fairfax, CA, 2012

I am fascinated by shapes, lines, and color. The blue in the sign connects with the blue front next to it, and I find something pleasing and curious about the relationship between the shape of the sign, the store windows, and the bay window above.

Coffee Roast, Fairfax, CA 2012

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, CA, 2012

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.