No Work and All Play
Fuji X100 | 1/1,000 sec, f/2, ISO 200
Lots of walking and regular trips to the dog run helps keep your dog healthy and happy, and Suki is certainly no exception. Our top area for this purpose? Mission Bay. Even during this very typical cold San Francisco summer, this area of the city generally sees clear skies, even when other parts of the city are shrouded in fog. Arriving on site early in the morning, we can already see the sun burning through the fog behind AT&T park.
Our route with Suki usually starts with, you know…
The coffee portion is not Suki’s favorite part of the route. Give a little, get a little, Suki. Before long, we begin the half mile or so walk through the beautifully landscaped residential area to the Suki park..uh..dog park.
Here’s a familiar area, one of the sites of a recent photo shoot with Suki and two other amazing Shibas.
She loves stopping to take photos about as much as she loves waiting for me to finish my cup of Philz, so onward we go through the volleyball and basketball facilities, located under a concrete canopy of skyways:
Next stop, the recently renovated Mission Bay dog park, now complete with astro turf. Wohoo! From this point forward, Suki is all smiles:
Once we’re done there, the route continues around the southern end of Mission Channel, where things get a little run down due to construction… A reminder that Mission Bay wasn’t always so beautiful:
As we continue back up the channel, however, things quickly get pretty again, and by now the sun is creating beautiful light across the city scape:
The last leg of our route takes us through here, and that’s it! We try to spend as many mornings like this with Suki as we can.
Fuji X100 | 1/480 sec, f/7.1, ISO 800
Fuji X100 | 1/450 sec, f/4, ISO 800
Suki says, “Thanks! Now I’m gonna sleep for the rest of the day, mm’k?”
All Images: Fuji X100 | Astia/Provia Film Sims